A Guide to Treating Depression via Medscape Psychiatry

I have continued to enjoy the feedback, suggestions and critical thought that my blog posts have sparked. I met up with some old friends this weekend and was pleasantly surprised to find that my articles and data have been the catalyst for many dinner table and water-cooler discussions. It seems that I have achieved one of my primary goals: to make the research and subjects that I discuss easy to understand, whether you are in the medical field or not.

While most of my articles have been aimed at the general public, I looked to turn my last article on "What is Depression" into a guide for primary care doctors (PCP's) and general practitioners. We all know that we usually first discuss any symptom that we experience with our family doctor or at an urgent care. Symptoms of depression and other mental illness are no exception. Therefore, I think it is imperative that PCP's and their patients speak the same language and are on the same page when it comes to mental-health.

Medscape is one of the largest databases to assist physician's with staying updated on the latest research and treatment guidelines. Beyond serving as a resource, I hope this article will also act to improve care, lower stigma and improve access to mental health care for all of us.

You can access the Medscape article here. 

Best,

Dr. Goldenberg
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Author
Matthew Goldenberg, D.O. Matthew Goldenberg D.O. is double Board Certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry and is a certified Medical Review Officer (MRO). He is an expert in the evaluation and treatment of mental health disorders and is an addiction specialist for adults in his private practice in Santa Monica, California. Dr. Goldenberg also provides addiction psychiatry consultations to some of the nation’s top residential and outpatient treatment programs in the Los Angeles area and is experienced in the evaluation and treatment of professionals working in safety-sensitive positions. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Goldenberg is an active author, researcher and invited speaker at local and national conferences. He also volunteers his time as a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCLA and is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Cedars Sinai Medical Center.

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