Monday, February 2, 2009

Psychiatry's future is here

Henry A. Nasrallah, MD, Editor-in-Chief

Do you sometimes wonder what psychiatry’s future holds? Wonder no more: abundant clues point to exciting innovations in our field. Let me highlight 6 trends that will shape how we practice psychiatry.

1. Earlier diagnosis and early intervention.
2. A tsunami of genetic discoveries.
3. Neuroplasticity as treatment target.
4. Neurostimulation for brain repair.
5. Pharmacogenomics in clinical practice.
6. Intertwining of physical and mental disorders.

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