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Psychiatry

Area 25?

If you ▪ don’t know about “Area 25”;1 ▪ are one (or know a loved one) who can’t “snap out” of melancholy or depression; ▪ are seeking greater understanding of mental illness and mental health; these broadcasts  from “Ideas with Paul Kennedy” might prove enlightening and life-saving. Wit’s End, Part 1 (54 min.) at http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/wit-s-end-part-1-1.3641153 Wit’s End, …

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A Plea to Therapists, Everywhere

(Especially to non-prescribing Marriage and Family Counselors) ▫  You may have had years of experience.▫  You may believe your skills are sufficient for every (or almost every) case.▫  You may or may not be a believer in psychotropic drug therapies.▫  You may feel you keep up-to-date with advancements in your professional field.▫  You may have …

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Washout ?

(Re-viewing psychotropic drugs) Washout 4. (informal) 1. a total failure or disaster 2. an incompetent person (http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/wash-out) 3. dose tapering of medication to more safely discontinue its use or to (ostensibly) eliminate its effects before commencing a different treatment regime (source: industry idiom1) But perhaps we should expand the meaning of “washout” as we consider: …

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