Looking at the Full Picture with John Hopkins’ Dr. Chisolm
Dr. Margaret Chisolm is Vice-Chair for Education, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; and professor of Medicine, at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Chisolm is also the author of “From Survive to Thrive Living your Best Life with Mental Illness”, released in 2021.
In this episode of #OurAnxietyStories Dr. Chisolm talks about her journey with anxiety and postpartum depression, as well her experience as a mental health professional. Dr. Chisolm shares that although she’s had an anxious temperament from a young age, it wasn’t until her brother passed away from suicide that she considered psychiatry as a career path. As a practicing psychiatrist, Dr. Chisolm emphasizes the value of the John Hopkins’ Perspectives Approach to Psychiatry, a conceptual framework for the proper evaluation and understanding of psychiatric disorders. She also shares what treatment and diagnosis can look like for someone looking to manage anxiety.
To learn more about Dr. Chisolm and the perspectives approach to psychiatry, visit https://margaretchisolmmd.com.
"The way that I was trained at Hopkins, and the way we train everybody at John Hopkins to think about patients' problems that they bring to us is from these 4 different perspectives. How much can be explained as a disease...how much can be explained by their personality... how much can be explained by something that they’re doing... and how much can be explained by something that they’ve encountered in their life. And these all interact with one another, and not all are present in everybody. "