When all one had was Prozac, everything looked as though it needed more serotonin. These days the number of medical treatments for psychiatric disorders continues to grow rapidly and beyond just medications. This session will orient you to the major somatic treatments available, their possible benefits as well as potential risks.
"I don't believe in labels." "I'm so relieved I have a diagnosis… I finally know what's wrong with me." Though we each have different reactions to diagnoses, few can refute the ways the DSM has shaped our language in talking about psychiatric issues. This session will look at how this popular manual can be useful in the proper context, and will explore more specifically how Personality Disorders as a construct both benefits from and challenges our attempts at classification.