In addition to being a clinician, I am an academic author and have contributed over 50 papers to the professional literature. This page lists a few of my more recent publications/professional efforts/endeavors. These publications are geared toward other healthcare professionals but reflect themes of my work as a psychologist and psychotherapist.
"Wizard of Oz Syndrome"
What attributes make the most effective counselor to work with persons who struggle with addictive disorders? Dr. Legg addresses this age-old argument in an upcoming article to be published in the journal Advances in Addiction & Recovery. His paper explores various aspects of an argument that is as old as the field of addiction counseling itself!
ADHD in Adults
Is attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder a "real thing" in adults? A recently co-authored article in the Archives of Psychiatric Nursing addresses this issue and helps to dispel some (far too common) myths about ADHD in adulthood:
Mental Health Screening in Women
Research has shown that twice as many women experience depression during their lives as men, and the American Psychiatric Association reports that women are twice as likely as men to experience generalized anxiety disorder or a panic disorder. Dr. Legg addresses the importance of screening for mental health issues by primary care providers in the upcoming 5th edition of Advanced Health Assessment of Women: Clinical Skills and Procedures.
Psychological Trauma in America's Nursing Homes
Dr. Legg and his psychiatrist colleague, Dr. Berger, examine the impact of unrecognized and untreated trauma on the lives of older adults in America's nursing homes. They further examine challenges and opportunities related to new federal regulations requiring nursing homes to identify and address trauma in this new article published in the Journal of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress.
Can Psychoanalysis Really Treat Addiction?
While many people with addictive disorders struggle with relapse, we must ask ourselves if anything else could be done to help them. In this article, Dr. Legg explores an alternative to brief therapies by reaching back to the earliest and most comprehensive treatment we have for behavioral change; one that he uses every day in his clinical practice—psychoanalysis.