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What Role Does Medication Play in Treatment?

While most patients at Riggs take medications as part of their treatment, we don't see medications as the most important component of treatment that we have to offer. Our psychopharmacologists find it helpful to step back and pay attention to the meaning of medications to patients. They do this by looking at the life history of the patient and asking what role medication is playing in the treatment and its effectiveness moving forward. In the video below, Elizabeth Weinberg, M.D. talks about cases where medication is crucial for treatment and cases where a look into the patient’s history may be more important.

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The Doctor-Patient Relationship and Medication

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"Lost in Medication," An Article Published in The Atlantic Magazine Highlights Psychopharmacology and Dr. David Mintz

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