Recognizing Mental Illness by Voice
As seen on Psychology Today. One of the most common diagnostic tools used by clinicians is pattern recognition. When a clinician repeatedly sees patients with identical clusters of signs and symptoms, and these patients are repeatedly being diagnosed with the same illness, it is reasonable to assume that a new patient exhibiting the same cluster […]
Targeting the Gut in the Treatment of Mental Illness
As seen in Psychology Today. Featured image from Science Photo Library/Pixels (used with permission). There has been a surge in interest in the role that gut dysbiosis plays in psychiatric and neurocognitive disorders. Even just a decade ago, the brain was believed to be a highly privileged organ that was largely shut off from the […]
Is Our Approach to Treatment-Resistant Depression Wrong?
As seen in Psychology Today. Featured image from Liza Summer (used with permission). According to the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5-TR), there are nine key symptoms of major depressive disorder (MDD). A diagnosis requires (among other things), either depressed mood or anhedonia/diminished interest and at least five […]