February 2008 | Monitor on Psychology | Vol. 39 No. 2
COVER: The future of psychopharmacology
When do meds make the difference?
For most nonpsychotic conditions, empirically supported therapies and medications yield similarly good results, but therapy is better over the long haul, research finds.
Combined-treatment research gains sophistication
Results of combined-treatment studies can be varied and confusing, as a result of methodology, researcher bias and patient characteristics.
At least one in 10 Americans are prescribed psychotropics
The number of prescriptions dispensed in the United States for antidepressant, anti-anxiety, analeptic and antipsychotic medications grew significantly from 2002 to 2006.
Advising the FDA
APA helps psychologists gain a seat at the Food and Drug Administration's table.
Prescribing psychologists often focus on reducing medications as part of treatment.
Div. 55's drive for RxP
The American Society for the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy pushes for prescriptive authority through training and advocacy.
Prescriptive authority in the states
A look at which states allow RxP and which have considered it.
Why does the 'tend and befriend' hormone come into play at the best and worst of times?
- Consistent routines may ease bipolar disorder
- Gene discovery sheds light on alcohol consumption
- Positively global: Psychology welcomes a new association
- ADHD: Delay or deviation?
- Technique offers a peek at neurogenesis
- New Medicare cuts averted for six months
- New options for military psychologists
- A drug pipeline problem?
Finding oneself in a multiple relationship is not necessarily a sign that one has engaged in unethical behavior. It may rather be a sign that one is fully engaged in the life of a community.
Army psychologist Capt. Jeffrey Bass—featured in the September Monitor—reflects on his first months of deployment.
A Chicago-area radio program moves I/O psychology from the boardroom to the airwaves.
For American voters, emotion, not reason, wins the race, says psychologist and author Drew Westen.
Having a serious mental illness may cut life short by an average of 25 years. Psychologists and other mental health professionals are working to change that.
After a lifetime serving people with mental illnesses, writing helps this psychologist and Alzheimer's patient make sense of his own mind.
When people with mental health problems seek support online, both benefits and pitfalls abound.
Neuroeconomics is tackling the fundamental questions of decision-making and rewriting economics textbooks along the way.
Psychologists grapple with the challenges of assuming new roles at their institutions.
An innovative program at the University of Texas uses theater to fight relationship violence.
Great Britain poured money into its National Health Service to train new psychologists and other mental health workers in evidence-based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy.
Early-career faculty on the tenure track are concerned—even confused—by their institutions' policies.