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A Unique Approach to Medication Management: Four Resources

     Riggs clinicians offer resources on the unique approach to medication management at the Austen Riggs Center, called “psychodynamic psychopharmacology.”

The Austen Riggs Center takes a unique approach to medication management called “psychodynamic psychopharmacology,” which attends to the meaning of medications and relies on the patient to be an active participant in assessing the effectiveness of medications.

Our Resource Center contains a number of articles and videos that explain this approach and its benefits for the “treatment-resistant,” diagnostically complex adults who choose to come to the open and voluntary residential treatment program at Riggs. 

Psychodynamic Psychopharmacology
In this video Staff Psychiatrist Elizabeth Weinberg, MD, describes the unique way psychiatrists at the Austen Riggs Center apply psychodynamic concepts to medication management.

Psychodynamic Psychopharmacology: Addressing the Underlying Causes of Treatment Resistance
In this article from Psychiatric Times, Team Leader/Staff Psychiatrist David Mintz, MD, writes about the psychological and interpersonal factors that play a pivotal role in pharmacological treatment responsiveness.

A Novel Approach to Medication Management at Austen Riggs
In this video, Staff Psychiatrist Elizabeth Weinberg, MD, presents a psychodynamic perspective on medication management at the Austen Riggs Center.

The Doctor-Patient Relationship and Medication
In this video, Team Leader/Staff Psychiatrist David Mintz, MD, talks about the effects of medication relating to the quality of the doctor-patient relationship.

For our complete library of resources, visit: www.austenriggs.org/resources.

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