A Psychodynamic Approach to Treatment-Resistant Mood Disorders
This workshop explores the emerging problem of treatment resistance and describes a psychodynamically informed treatment approach for work with patients with treatment resistant mood disorders comorbid with personality disorders. The workshop includes an overview of evidence that treatment resistance is emerging as an important phenomenon. Data are presented from multiple sources demonstrating the contributions to treatment resistance of comorbidity, especially comorbid personality disorders and of early adversity.
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- Describe emerging clinical, epidemiologic and epigenetic research suggesting the importance of psychosocial factors in the causation and treatment of mood disorders.
- Describe factors that contribute to treatment resistance in mood disorders.
- Utilize psychodynamic principles to improve outcomes in patients with treatment resistant mood disorders.
Eric M. Plakun, MD
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