Let's all make a New Year's Resolution to honor the reality of neuroscience - of those new brain maps - for all of psychiatric treatment. Without maps too many folks careen off the tracks that should set up a safe arrival.
Mind science is full of polemic possibilities, and it's our collective team mission, if you read CorePsych News, or Core Psych Blog, or work with us at CoreBrain Training, to spread the word on the confusions present in some of the current mind-care delivery debate.
We used to think the only way to address complicated mental health conditions was to just keep trying different medication based on superficial diagnostic speculations. The world, my friends, is changing dramatically - just a bit to fast for some.
And the patients that came in those Amen DC doors were already thinking deeply into the next box. Many of them had "already tried everything else - several times." That experience confirmed my expectations: the science works. Looking is always better than guessing, - and soon will become the standard of care.