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Clinician's Digest

Is Ketamine the New Antidepressant to Rave About?

May/June 2015
Is a new generation of antidepressants on the way?

Clinician's Digest

The Pot Shoppe on Main Street

January/February 2015
The mental health professions are now being forced to address the debate over marijuana legalization.

The Depression Epidemic

Can Mood Science Save Us?

November/December 2014
It’s time to get beyond simplistic notions about “chemical imbalances” and finally reckon with how deeply rooted depression is in the uncertainties and false values of our 21st-century consumer culture.
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A Brief History of Anxiety

The Invention of a Modern Malaise

November/December 2014
Life today is, in many ways, easier than it used to be. Therefore, shouldn’t we be less anxious than we once were?

Editor's Note

An adequate substitution for psychotherapy? Our Love Affair with Psychotropics

July/August 2014
In the age of Big Pharma, meds have flattened all before them in their virtual conquest of the mental health field. Over the years, antidepressants have come to be sold as virtual panaceas for just about any emotional trouble to which humans are prone. According to many observers, however, these drugs are wildly overprescribed, often for conditions that wouldn’t be captured even in DSM’s ever more capacious net.
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Falling in Love Again

A Brief History of Psychoactive Drugs

July/August 2014
Over the last 150 years, we’ve seen waves of mass infatuations with psychotropic drugs—antidepressants being the latest. While all these drugs are different, their story arc seems to follow a predictable course.
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Beyond Chemistry

Exploring Our Relationship with Our Meds

July/August 2014
The chemical effect of psychoactive meds is only part of their impact. In fact, people often develop complex relationships with the pills they take.

The Anatomy of a Psychiatric Consult

Solving the Puzzle

July/August 2014
For many therapists, an air of mystery surrounds the role of psychopharmacology in mental health treatment. Here's a step-by-step tour of the complexities of the psychiatric consultation.

The Meds of the Future

Waiting for the Next Magic Pill

July/August 2014
Does our growing understanding of the brain and the prospect of further scientific discoveries mean there’s a new generation of magical pills on the horizon?

SSRIs in Perspective

Have They Lived up to Their Promise?

July/August 2014
After wading through the controversies and contradictions in the research literature on SSRIs, a critic of Big Pharma explains why he thinks these drugs may have gotten a bad rap.
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