This personal story about a harmful experience in therapy has been provided by one of our guest authors, S.T. (The name has been hidden to protect author’s confidentiality)
This personal story is provided by one of our guest authors, S.T.
My story begins when my life went into a crisis following a number of devastating events that happened within about a year of each other-including the death of my father and a divorce from a ten-year marriage. I ended up in the hospital after I experienced suicidal thoughts and feelings that were unrelenting. Continue reading “A Damaging Quest for Help”
Finding a therapist who can be a good match for your needs may take a lot of your time, money, and energy. I would like to offer some tips that might make “shopping” for a therapist easier. My suggestions are based on my personal experience as a therapy patient or, in marketing terms, a consumer of therapy services and on my professional experience as a therapist. Continue reading “How to Select a Therapist”
For decades antidepressants have been the unquestionable established treatment of depression, but it appears that there is little evidence that antidepressants create anything more than a placebo effect in cases of mild and moderate depression.
Antidepressants and the Placebo Effect: The Emperor’s New Drugs by Irving Kirsch, Ph.D.
Since there are currently no medical tests using definitive criteria for mental disorders, many psychiatric claims became a subject of controversy. ADHD diagnosis is one of them.