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Re: David Burns is a psychiatrist

Posted by OldSchool on January 23, 2002, at 14:33:08

In reply to Re: Brain Chemistry/Lasting Social Phobia Benefits Rick, posted by Elizabeth on January 22, 2002, at 23:30:23

> Re Parnate dose:
> Even many physicians don't know much about using MAOIs. Burns, if I recall, is a psychologist, so while the book you have is supposed to be a great self-help resource, I don't suggest relying on it for medical information.

The above information is totally incorrect. I have David Burns's book Feeling Good right in front of me and it clearly says "David Burns, MD." His credentials are the following according to the book. "Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine."

Clearly Burns is a psychiatrist, not a psychologist. I have his latest updated Feeling Good and while Im not a big fan of any kind of talk therapy, I found the updated drugs section in the second half of the book to be OUTSTANDING. In fact, the drugs section of Feeling Good is worth the price of the book IMO. Its written in plain English and is clear, concise, useful information about psychiatry drugs used to treat depression. I would rely on this information anyday. One thing I like about Burns is he obviously does not believe in overmedicating his patients and this is clearly obvious in his drugs section of Feeling Good.

His drug information is first class info.

Old School
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