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Does Psychotherapy Have an Image Problem?

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There was an interesting OpEd that ran in the New York Times recently about Psychotherapy’s Image Problem.  Though there was a bit of controversy in the piece, the author was essentially saying that in comparison to the deep pockets and amazing marketing of Big Pharma, little psychotherapy hasn’t been able to keep up in the […]

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Is chronic pain “all in your head?”

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The one thing that frustrates a sufferer of chronic pain more than the pain she experiences is hearing that the pain is “all in [her] head.”  A new study, recently published in the Journal of Pain and reported upon in the LA Times, noted that there really are clear and demonstrable differences in the brains of […]

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Self-advocacy

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A great (but saddening) op-ed piece ran in the NYT recently about the experience of a person who has psychiatric illness receiving inadequate medical care in the emergency room.  The author of the op-ed has bipolar disorder and she detailed multiple experiences of frank discrimination by medical professionals.  She reported that when she sought medical […]

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Combatting Memory Loss

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A recent story in the Washington Post noted that exercise is far better at helping to prevent and stave off memory loss than dietary supplements such as multivitamins and herbal treatments.  In addition to physical exercise many studies have also demonstrated that engaging in “cognitive exercises” such as crossword and sudoku puzzles can help with […]

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“Minor” Depression Should Not Go Untreated

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A recent piece In the Washington Post, explained that “minor” depression (which is described as “subsyndromal” depression or an episode that does not fully meet the diagnostic criteria for “major depression” – – the technical term for the diagnosis people are referring to when they talk about “chemical depression” or just “depression” in general) should […]

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Psychotherapy or Medication?

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Many people wonder which is the better route to take when they are depressed, anxious or otherwise suffering from a psychiatric illness.  I recently came across an interesting article that looked at this topic.  The article, entitled, Psychotherapy Versus Second-Generation Antidepressants in the Treatment of Depression: A Meta-Analysis, was published in 2011 in the Journal […]

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BaltimorePsychologists.com site launched

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I finally launched my third website, BaltimorePsychologists.com.  Nearly a decade ago when I left my full-time position at Johns Hopkins EAP to build up my private practice I created a website, HeittC3.com, which covered both my clinical work with psychotherapy patients and my consultative work with companies, judicial systems, attorneys, etc.  A few years later […]