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Slow Psychiatry: Rethinking the Role of Psychiatric Drugs

November 10, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The current prevailing model for the use of psychoactive drugs is a disease oriented model. The drugs are thought to target specific disease processes such as major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. In this talk, Dr. Steingard describes an alternative model–a drug-centered approach–which focuses more on the effects of each drug. She explains the distinctions between and implications for each model. She also describes a way of working with people, called need-adapted approaches, which allows time for the discussions required to understand and help people experiencing the complex problems that are labeled as psychiatric illness.

Presenter: Sandy Steingard, MD

Dr. Steingard is the Chief Medical Officer at Howard Center where she has worked for the past¬†21 years. She is also Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. For over 25 years, her clinical practice has primarily included patients with schizophrenia and other psychotic illnesses. She serves on the Board of the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care, NAMI-VT, and the Mad In America continuing Education fund. She currently writes a blog called “Anatomy of a Psychiatrist” on the website www.madinamerica.com.

Details

Date:
November 10, 2016
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Website:
http://howardcenter.org/Community-Education-Series-Fall-2016

Organizer

HowardCenter
Phone:
802-488-6000
Website:
http://www.howardcenter.org/

Venue

Dealer.Com
1 Howard Street
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
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