Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Psychiatry More Focused on Drug Therapy than Talk Therapy

Admittedly, this New York Times article wasn't an all out surprising read. From my personal experience I understood that after the initial intake psychiatrists meet for a short time with patients to get a quick update and prescribe/adjust medication. It's with psychologists that patients have an opportunity to discuss and process more at length what's on their mind.

I didn't know talk therapy played quite a larger role in psychiatric services in the past. Interesting (there's a word) too to learn how insurance influences way providers offer care.

Talk Doesn’t Pay, So Psychiatry Turns Instead to Drug Therapy.

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