Psychiatrists Shift Focus To Drugs, Not Talk Therapy


Dr. Richard Friedman, director, Psychopharmacology Clinic, Weill Cornell Medical College
Dr. Steve Balt, psychiatrist and editor-in-chief, The Carlat Psychiatry Report

The American Psychiatric Association defines a psychiatrist as a medical doctor who conducts psychotherapy and prescribes medications and other medical treatments. With recent developments in the pharmaceutical and insurance industries, the definition of the practice appears to be shifting.



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