Dorothy Borresen, PhD, APN

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Assistant clinical professor of family medicine, UMDNJ-RWJ Medical School

Alternative Treatments for Depression

No clinician wants to be a “pill-pusher,” and most of our patients do not want that kind of treatment. So what can we offer our depressed patients beyond medications?

Benzodiazepines: A Guide to Safe Prescribing

Most of us who prescribe benzodiazepines (BZs) have a love-hate relationship with them. On the one hand, they work quickly and effectively for anxiety and agitation, but on the other hand, we worry about sedative side effects and the fact that they can be difficult to taper because of withdrawal symptoms.