Some Pastors can treat Depression but they need specialized training.
What is a panic attack? Mr. Smith is a 26 year old gay male that has not “come out of the closet.” His parents are devout Pentecostals who are very active in the church. He is currently dating a lawyer and things have been very stressful. Several weeks ago, he took a depression screening test online and it came back positive. He […]
I have to open-up this discussion with just a few sentences about a new disorder outlined in DSM-V. I had not been keeping-up with all of the changes so this one caught me a little by surprise. The diagnosis is “Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder.” What is interesting is every time I write about it, the […]
This is a question that I am asked pretty frequently in psychotherapy. There are a number of possible resons that we must explore before drawing in particular conclusions. I am presenting this issue in May because it is almost time for summer vacations and you don’t have any placed scheduled to go at this time. […]
We are now in trouble. Have we hit rock bottom. This is a problem. Wsbtv.com reported that an African-American nurse came to work a little tipsy (BAL .16), pulled a patient out of group, and began to touch him inappropriately. Now, I have heard of allegations where the patient might have been sleep or in an physical […]
In the past we have done posts that targeted some of the risk factors of suicide-prone individuals, and way to help treat the symptoms of those who may be or are contemplating suicide. Today, AskDrO is taking a step FURTHER…think of it as a pre-emptive strike to preventing depression from taking over your mental health! […]