ColumnsMedications, Genes, Environmental Stress, and Pursuit of RecoveryPlakun, Eric M. MD Author Information PLAKUN: Medical Director/CEO, The Austen Riggs Center, Stockbridge, MA; and Founder, American Psychiatric Association Psychotherapy Caucus, Washington, DC The author declares no conflicts of interest. Please send correspondence to: Eric M. Plakun, MD, The Austen Riggs Center, 25 Main Street, Stockbridge, MA 01262 (e-mail: [email protected]). Journal of Psychiatric Practice: November 2022 - Volume 28 - Issue 6 - p 481-484 doi: 10.1097/PRA.0000000000000671 Buy Metrics Abstract This column summarizes the findings of 2 recent studies of interest to psychotherapists. One study reports that the use of antidepressant medication is not associated with long-term improvement in health-related quality of life, while the other finds that psychotic experiences in adolescents are more closely associated with environmental experiences than with genetic risk. The column discusses the implications of these studies for psychotherapists and for the field at large. Copyright © 2022 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.