Understanding What Your Psychiatrist Does

04/09/2009 What Is a Psychiatrist – Overview: Many people with phobias see a psychiatrist at least occasionally. A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who has undergone specialized training in mental health. Some clients see a psychiatrist exclusively, for both medication management and therapy. Others visit a psychiatrist solely for medications, and use other treatment team […] Read more…

Walking May Lower Dementia Risk

12/20/2007 For people in their 60s, regular walking appears to lower the risk of dementia. The finding, published this week in the medical journal Neurology, is the latest study to show that exercise helps delay some of the worst ravages of aging for both the body and the mind. The recent research tracked the exercise […] Read more…

Letters: The Stomach-Surgery Conundrum

12/02/2007 In their excellent article about bariatric surgery, Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt (Freakonomics, Nov. 18) mention that the procedure ”often produces complications – physiological ones, to be sure, but also perhaps psychological ones.” As a psychiatrist, I have no doubt that a morbidly obese patient without other medical cause for obesity (i.e., […] Read more…

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