Greetings Dr. Gray. Your book, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, has become a classic self-help book for couples seeking to improve their relationships. I understand that you had published another similar book before this one?
A typical psychiatrist spends 20 to 30 minutes with patients during medication visits. Those rare birds who still do therapy can devote 40 to 50 minutes. Either way, that’s not a lot of time in comparison to the rest of our patients’ lives, nor in comparison to the size of their problems.
Dr. Aiken is the Editor in Chief of The Carlat Psychiatry Report; director of the Mood Treatment Center in North Carolina, where he maintains a private practice combining medication and therapy along with evidence-based complementary and alternative treatments; and Assistant Professor NYU Langone Department of Psychiatry. He has worked as a research assistant at the NIMH and a sub-investigator on clinical trials, and conducts research on a shoestring budget out of his private practice. Follow him on Twitter and find him on LinkedIn.