Articles related to PSYCHOLOGY
Pharmacotherapy and Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy for Treatment-Resistant Depression: A Patient with Lifelong Self-Doubt and Self-Criticism
The authors describe the case as well as the science around TRD and ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP), explore the patient’s patterns of self-criticism and its impact on his depression and help-seeking, and their approach to KAP. This case report and review represents an “excellent example of how using different therapeutic frameworks is essential in the conceptualization and treatment of TRD.”
Psychiatry April 19th 2023
Stigma Adds to the Burden of Lived Chronic Pain
The literature on chronic pain and stigma was reviewed by a group of academics from Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, who published their findings in the journal Pain and Therapy. Perhaps most unexpectedly, they discovered that stigma surrounding pain persists even in clinical settings, resulting in clinicians’ inadequate evaluations of patients’ pain, doubt about the reality of their suffering, and lower pain ratings. These factors frequently result in inadequate treatment of pain and a propensity to believe that it is solely a psychological disorder.
Anesthesiology January 18th 2023
Psychological Science (Sage Journals)
Flavor Sensing in Utero and Emerging Discriminative Behaviors in the Human Fetus
When tested at 32 weeks gestation, fetuses whose mothers ate carrots reacted with smiles, while those whose mothers ate kale showed crying faces. And those reactions became more expressive as the fetuses mature.
Internal Medicine October 3rd 2022
Should Psychologists Have Prescribing Rights?
An estimated 72% of people who need mental heath care don’t have sufficient access to receive it. Psychologists have had limited prescribing rights in several states since the 1990s. Would expanding those privileges to more states help abate the crisis?
Psychiatry October 3rd 2022
Was Will Smith’s Slap a Trauma Response?
There’s been a strong response to actor Will Smith’s behavior at this year’s Academy Awards, including in the medical community. In this article, psychiatrist Melissa Hankins analyzes the psychology behind the “slap heard around the world.” And commenting readers disagree vehemently.
Family Medicine/General Practice April 12th 2022