Michael Blumenfield, M.D. -The Sidney E. Frank Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences- New York Medical College & in Private Practice in Los Angeles As the coronavirus epidemic evolves, there is a variable amount of relaxing of requirements for quarantine, wearing masks and gowns, and keeping social distancing. Particularly for the medical profession, there […]
How We heal and Grow : The Power of Facing Your Feelings by Jeffery Smith, M.D. How We Heal and Grow: The Power of Facing Your Feelings by Jeffery Smith, M.D. I was recently asked by my colleague and friend Dr. Jeffrey Smith, to write the Foreword for this new book that he has written. […]
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.
During a recent blog , I presented two case histories which I thought might stimulate different points of view on how to react to the situations described . I asked twoÂ colleagues if they would respond . Today I will restate the first case and then I will present their views. I will also print […]
Being a psychotherapist is a complicated job. Not only must you be knowledgeable about human behavior, psychodynamics and various techniques of doing therapy, but you have to be prepared for unexpected dilemmas . Two cases are presented below which bring up potential legal and ethical issues as well as technical considerations, which the therapist has […]