Monday, June 1, 2009

Is psychiatry in a recession?

Henry A. Nasrallah, MD


During this economic recession, it feels as if the entire country is suffering from an “adjustment disorder with anxiety and dysphoria.” I don’t want to depress you further, but doesn’t it seem that psychiatry is having its own recession, reflected in our profession’s collective psyche?

Despite breathtaking discoveries in neuroscience, clinical advances are stalling because of a “perfect storm” of setbacks for our profession.

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