April 26, 2018

Psychology Today Blogs

Patients Are More Complex Than We Realize

Complexity in Health Care: A Paradigm shift for Clinical Practice (Springer 2023) by Steven A. Frankel, Steven D. Thurber, and James ...

Thinking About Healthspan to Live Longer and Better

Outlive is well-written, well-balanced, and makes no fantastic claims. Further, while providing clear guidance for achieving better health, Dr. Attia does ...

A New Book Puts Chronic Pain in Better Perspective

A new book presents an important new understanding of chronic pain and the role of prescribed opioids—one that can help ...

Are Are CDC Guidelines Too Liberal Around Prescribing Opioids

Most will find the 2022 CDC opioid guidelines, also published in the New England Journal of Medicine, similar to the ...

The Dangers of Medicine’s Pernicious Culture

A rigid medical culture prevents addressing society’s present needs. KEY POINTS 1. An unconscious culture guides medicine. 2. This culture ...

America Needs a National Institute of Healthcare Education

No one is in charge of training providers for mental health care. Key points: 1. The US has a massive ...

Poor US Mental Health Care Confirmed From a Top Authority

Dr. Thomas Insel’s new book makes poor mental health care a human rights issue. A similar version of this post ...

We Miss Many Psychiatric Diagnoses

Disabling physical disorders often are associated with mental disorders. A similar post was made earlier in Psychology Today. In patients ...

How To Effectively Communicate With Others

Empathic skills pave the way to effective communication. Camille Pissarro (1830–1903): Conversation  CC-PD-Mark A similar version of this blog ...

Psychiatry’s Mismatch With Primary Care

Mental illnesses in primary care often present with physical symptoms. KEY POINTS 1. Effective mental health care in medical settings ...
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