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Lessons of Trump-Clinton: All Mental Health Organizations Should Adopt the Goldwater Rule

2018-11-20T04:13:12+00:00

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) takes a hard line position when it comes to psychiatrists asserting a public opinion about an individual’s mental health or mental illness. Since 1973, the APA has prohibited psychiatrists from offering professional public opinions or diagnoses of individuals they have not assessed.  This position, known as the Goldwater Rule, came about due to an incident that occurred in 1964 where thousands of psychiatrists were asked by a magazine to weigh in on Senator Barry Goldwater’s mental fitness as a presidential candidate. Many psychiatrists responded that Goldwater was unfit to assume the presidency, and some even offered clinical diagnoses [...]

Lessons of Trump-Clinton: All Mental Health Organizations Should Adopt the Goldwater Rule 2018-11-20T04:13:12+00:00

Ashburn Psychologist Ashburn Psychiatrist

2018-11-20T20:35:36+00:00

Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services is very pleased to announce its newest team members, psychiatrists, Dr. Joseph Novello and Dr. Imran Akram.  Dr. Novello is renowned locally and nationally for his work in the field of psychiatry over the past 30 years.  He works with children, adolescents, families and adults.  Dr. Akram is a UVA trained psychiatirst with advanced training in adult, substance abuse and geriatric psychiatry.  Please call our office manager, Laura Cusumano, at (703) 723-2999 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Novello or Dr. Akram. Dr. Novello and Dr. Akram's bios are presented below for your review. Joseph R. [...]

Ashburn Psychologist Ashburn Psychiatrist 2018-11-20T20:35:36+00:00