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Peter Melgaard Thompson, M.D., M.S. is Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas, Health Science Center, San Antonio. He was formerly Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico and Director of the Mood Disorders Research Unit at UNM.
In this introduction to In Transition Dr. Thompson gives a general overivew of normality, abnormality and mental illness.
The signs of depression
Drugs to treat depression
Manic Depression and treatment
An introduction to anxiety disorders.
A discussion of OCD, what characterizes it, and methods of treatment.
A discussion of GAD, Social and Specific Phobias, and their treatment.
Defining normal and abnormal personalities and their origins
A discussion of various types of personality disorder
Psychotherapy and the role of medications
When persons refuse treatment
How do we recognize schitzophrenia?
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