Misery Loves its Company, for Now

by Richard S. Winer, M.D.
When patients come into the office for a session, the conversation often turns at some point to how things are at work. Sure, we go over compliance with the treatment plan, whether it relates to cognitive approaches or medication, but to me that's simply not enough. I have always believed that every meeting with a patient is a therapy session in its own way, even if the patient is there ostensibly for medication management. [Read More]

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Economic uncertainty presents challenges and opportunities

by Richard S. Winer, M.D.
Difficult economic times are presenting major challenges that I hear about on a daily basis from my patients. In nearly 25 years of practice, there has never been a topic that patients have so consistently talked about than their anxieties regarding the ongoing financial crisis. Even the anxiety-provoking aftermath of 9/11 did not produce such a widespread sense of personal impact. Concerns then were primarily about what had happened in New York, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania. There was at the very least a physical distance. These financial problems know no boundaries. They live everywhere and affect everyone. [Read More]

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