Open Dialogue: A Novel Approach to Treating People With Psychotic Disorders
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 15, Number 2, February 2017
Adrienne T. Gerken, MD
Department of Psychiatry, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA
Joseph B. Stoklosa, MD
Clinical director, Psychotic Disorders Division, McLean Hospital
Dr. Gerken and Dr. Stoklosa have disclosed that they have no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Open Dialogue, developed in the 1990s in Tornio, Finland, is both a way of communicating (while paying attention to one’s vocabulary) and a system of care. All communication about patients occurs in their presence and is based on respectful language that is often derived from the patient’s own words. Learn more about this technique as it applies to treating psychosis in this article.