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Role of Psychiatrist or Other Mental Health Therapist With Patients Who Have Thoughts of Killing Themselves and/or Someone Else.

Posted on April 17th, 2015 by Dr. Blumenfield

As details emerge various news stories of terrorism, and murder/suicide events, there are important questions being raised about how should a mental health therapist approach patients who may have the potential for violence towards themselves or others. I would suggest that the following questions should be considered. What should a psychiatrist or another mental health […]

Psychodynamic Psychiatry in the Medical Setting

Posted on July 28th, 2014 by Dr. Blumenfield

The following is an extended version of a talk given by Dr. Michael Blumenfield at the World Psychiatric Meeting in Madrid Spain on September 15, 2014 Introductory Case : I would like to start off with a case history The patient is a 21 year old woman who has some paralysis in the right upper […]

Suicide: Main Theme of Meeting in San Francisco May16-18 2013

Posted on May 7th, 2013 by Dr. Blumenfield

Suicide is the 11th leading cause of all death in the United States. It is one of most important issues which mental health professionals are concerned about in their clinical work. The American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry of which I have the honor of currently being President, has designated the title of its […]

Anatomy of a Psychiatric Consultation For Depression

Posted on August 28th, 2012 by Dr. Blumenfield

When a psychiatrist does a consultation for depression, many things have to be considered. Ultimately the psychiatrist needs to decide whether to recommend medication, psychotherapy or a combination of both.

Public Awareness about the Relationship Between Heart Disease and Depression

Posted on August 8th, 2012 by Dr. Blumenfield

A research study which examined the public awareness about the connection between heart disease and depression. This included data on the preferred sources of health information across educational levels.