Using Psychiatric Biomarkers in your Practice

Choosing the “right” treatment for a given patient involves a large number of factors, including personal preference—both the clinician’s and the patient’s.  Is there a better way?

Research Update

Self-Medication of Mood Symptoms with Alcohol is a Risk Factor for Alcohol Dependence

Patients often report alcohol use as a way to “self-medicate” mood symptoms. A new study demonstrates that this self-medication may serve as a precursor to the development or persistence of alcohol dependence, as defined by the DSM-IV.