Not Remembering, and Not Knowing ItPeople who will develop dementia may begin to lose awareness of their memory problems two to three years before the actual onset of the disease, according to a new study by researchers at Rush.
It’s an exciting time to be a psychiatrist because there’s an explosion of knowledge that is beginning to give us an understanding of how disordered brain circuits contribute to the development of psychiatric illnesses.
I try to look at each individual patient and assess what the patient’s need is and what the patient’s preference is. I can’t think of any depressed patient who I treat with medication alone because patients are more than neurocircuits or collections of neurotransmitters in the brain. They’re human beings who have psychological processes, as well as biological processes operating.