Psychiatry 2011: No Sigmund Freuds Here
Posted on Sun Mar 06, 2011 at 08:41:00 AM EST
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Via the New York Times, meet the new face of psychiatry. There's no more talk therapy, no more couches, no more 45 minute sessions where your shrink listens to your problems.
Insurance companies stopped paying for it. Instead, you book a 15 minute appointment and get....pills. The Times article profiles one doctor who switched from Sigmund Freud psychotherapy to pill prescriber, Dr. Donald Levin of Chicago. His interview is honest...to a point, and sad. He makes no excuses. It's all about money.
I miss the mystery and intrigue of psychotherapy,” he said. “Now I feel like a good Volkswagen mechanic.”
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