Healing from Trauma

This article was contributed by guest author, Marian Mullahy, LCSW, a psychotherapist and friend of Psych Choices. As one clinician said, trauma is a gift that keeps on giving.  For individuals who have suffered a single-event trauma or have experienced  multiple traumatic events and complex PTSD, the first step in healing is to connect with … More Healing from Trauma

Simple Genetic Test Helps Psychiatrists Prescribe With Less Trial-and-Error

Studies have shown that when doctors used GeneSight to help guide their medication decisions, their patients were twice as likely to respond to the selected medicine. Plus, these patients saw a 70% greater improvement in their symptoms than those whose medications were chosen by the usual, “trial and error” method!
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A New, Interactive Approach to Psychological Testing

Psychological testing, which used to be extremely time-consuming and costly, has entered the digital age.  “Interactive” testing via iPad is now available. History of Psychological Testing “IQ testing”, for measuring “intelligence” or cognitive abilities, began in this country after the turn of the last century.  Americans have always been a pragmatic people, sticklers for precision … More A New, Interactive Approach to Psychological Testing

Why your therapist can’t be your friend – not even on Facebook

A friend will have an opinion about your life, will have a stake in some of your decisions, will need to count on you when she is down. A therapist is able to be available for you and dozens of other clients at the same time, but she cannot welcome her clients into her personal life. … More Why your therapist can’t be your friend – not even on Facebook