The Riggs Blog
The Riggs Blog is a mix of news about clinical work, research and educational activities from the Austen Riggs Center, as well as a source for information beyond our walls that we find interesting and thought-provoking.
A recent article in the New York Times reports on a study published in the journal PLOS One which, according to the newspaper, concludes that “Medical literature has overstated the benefits of talk therapy for depression, in part because studies with poor results have rarely made it into journals.”
Dr. Sebastian Zimmermann, a New York based psychiatrist and photographer, to include Riggs therapists in a collection of photographic portraits that capture an aesthetic, visual experience of clinical practice.
This country is only now beginning to fathom the magnitude of issues that surround the multidimensional nature of combat and operational stress exposure, according to Dr. Stephen Xenakis, who closed this year’s Erikson Institute Fall Conference on Trauma and Moral Injury.
In the September 11, 2012 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have found that placebo/nocebo effects occur at the unconscious level, challenging the exclusive role of awareness and conscious cognitions in placebo responses.