Medication

Tapering Off Meds

A Holistic Approach

For people who want to taper off psychotropic drugs, nutritional therapies and integrative methods may provide a promising alternative. Read more

Clinician's Quandary December 5, 2022

When Medication Gets in the Way

Listening, Collaborating, and Helping Clients “Choose Their Own Adventure”

"One of my clients takes prescription medication for anxiety and often complains about the negative side effects. I can’t help but feel it’s getting in the... Read more

Clinician's Quandary November 5, 2019

Sandra has been struggling with depression for many years. A psychiatrist has prescribed her an antidepressant, but she’s told her therapist she doesn’t... Read more

Over the past three or four decades, Bessel van der Kolk has been as influential as anyone in shaping the landscape of the trauma treatment world. As an... Read more

VIDEO: How to Think Scientifically about Medications

Why Having a Hypothesis Works for the Non-Medical Therapist

Despite the increasing popularity of psychiatric meds as the go-to remedy for everything from seasonal depression to social anxiety, drugs are often not the... Read more

VIDEO: How to Broach the Subject of Medication with Kids

When Is It Necessary? An Expert Explains.

Given the stigma still attached to psychiatric drugs, it’s no surprise that today’s kids might have reservations about taking them. But as a specialist in... Read more

Psychotherapists are usually on the front lines of mental health treatment, trained to spot and assess everything from changes in mood to unusual physical... Read more

Open Book July 1, 2010

The Myth of Overmedication

Correcting Stereotypes About Kids' Mental Heath

Popular stereotypes aside, it turns out we aren't overmedicating and overdiagnosing our kids. Read more

Open Book May 1, 2009

The Art of the Practical

The Triumphs and Limits of Psychotherapy

From Freud to Zoloft, the story of therapy in this country has been the triumph of pragmatism over esoteric theory. Read more

A Quiet Revolution

Therapists Are Learning a New Way to Be With Their Clients

If you're a therapist these days, it's hard to open a publication—or your mailbox—without hearing about mindfulness. Are the Eastern wisdom traditions... Read more