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Depression

The Male Resistance in Therapy

When you imagine a therapist, whom do you see? Is this person of a particular gender or other demographic? Well, according to the American Psychological Association , approximately two-thirds of therapists are female, a shift from the mid-1970s and before. The “feminization” of this...
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Depression

Medicalizing the Human Experience in the DSM

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) has historically been criticized as an unreliable diagnostic tool. At this point, we have no scientific way of testing for mental disorders. Diagnosis is strictly based on a cluster of observed and self-reported symptoms. Critics...
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Depression

Helping Your Clients Navigate Grief Work

The DSM-5 lists Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder as one of its conditions for further study. Previously called complex or complicated grief, this condition affects seven percent of people going through bereavement. The ability to help clients navigate this rough passage is a useful one for therapists, especially...
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Antipsychotics

Current News on Medications and Research

ANTIPSYCHOTICS APA Warns Against Common Uses of Antipsychotics In September 2013, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) released a list of common, but potentially dangerous and inappropriate, uses for antipsychotics. The APA’s list includes the following recommendations:   Don’t prescribe any antipsychotics without an appropriate...
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