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David Mintz on Meaning and Medication

  • UCLA 300 Medical Plaza Driveway Los Angeles, CA, 90095 United States (map)

To be held in the Leif Conference Room in Medical Plaza 300.

The talk will focus on the evidence base for nonpharmacologic aspects of psychopharmacology. This would include things that shape medication outcomes such as the patient’s character/personality/temperament; readiness to change; patient preferences; patient expectations; placebo and nocebo effects; physician variables; and the alliance, among others.  The talk will help to describe the true importance of psychosocial aspects of psychopharmacology and to educate the audience about how rather than what to prescribe in order to optimize outcomes.

David Mintz, MD, is a team leader at Austen Riggs.  To learn more about Dr. Mintz, please visit

Earlier Event: August 1
Executive Committee Meeting
Later Event: September 5
Full Board Meeting