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PsychiatryRounds Team's Blog – October 2009 Archive (2)

Doctor: Are You “Drugging” or “Medicating” Your Patients?


By Ronald Pies, MD

Dr Pies is professor of psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, and clinical professor of psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. He is also Editor in Chief of Psychiatric Times.

You have read the blogs and seen the placards a dozen times: doctors prescribe too many “drugs” for too many patients. Psychiatrists, in particular, are popular targets of politically motivated language that… Continue

Added by PsychiatryRounds Team on October 29, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

It Takes a Village to Treat ADHD: Community and Clinical Collaborations

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) -- ABSTRACT: The majority of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are assessed and treated by primary care pediatricians. However, the services of others are frequently needed to provide optimal care for children with ADHD; one of the pediatrician’s most important roles is to serve as coordinator of the treatment team. A child’s parents are the most important members of the ADHD treatment team. Education of parents by professionals is the cornerstone… Continue

Added by PsychiatryRounds Team on October 6, 2009 at 5:00am — No Comments

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