Psychotherapy Articles

An Odd Suicide

V An odd suicide When I was a senior psychiatry resident, it was common practice for the psychiatric attending physicians to ask the residents to cover their patients for them when they went on vacation. It was a reasonable arrangement. The psychiatrist would know...

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Standard Psychological Interpretations

Avoiding banalities Patients come to psychotherapists with the expectation that they will learn something in their encounters that will help them in some way to deal with problems that they have been unable to manage by themselves. Therapists are supposed to be expert...

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Feeling Trapped

One of the elements of agoraphobia is the fear of becoming panicky while in a situation from which it is impossible to escape. It is the fear of being trapped; but when someone speaks of being trapped, it is not always clear exactly what is meant. Sometimes the...

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