Monitoring patients for 5 key changes can help avert drug toxicity. ©BruceRolff/Shutterstock
ECT: History of a Psychiatric Controversy
The author interviews Jonathan Sadowsky, PhD, historian of psychiatry, about his book Electroconvulsive Therapy in America: The Anatomy of a Medical Controversy.
Mini Quiz: Capital Punishment
The 1990s can be considered a high-water mark for support of the death penalty, as well as for imposing it. Where does that figure stand now? Take the quiz and learn more.
From Unwanted to Unconditional: How One Mother's Love Changed My Career
Up until my last year of my psychiatry training, I was convinced I only wanted to consult in the hospital—that is, until I met Ms. B, a 31-year-old expectant mother
Mental Illness and Capital Punishment: Potential Complications
The authors discuss some potential complications arising from a constitutional ban on executing persons with mental illness.
The Death Penalty and Mental Illness: An Evolving Standard?
Although a majority of states still permit capital punishment, this may not represent the true national mood: many of these states have not had an execution in more than 10 years.
Fatigue Symptoms and Depressive Disorder
What's the connection between fatigue and depression, and to what extent can residual symptoms of fatigue lead to worsened outcomes? Insights here.
Privatizing Mental Health Has Led To ‘Insane Consequences’
We have criminalized mental health problems—a barbaric throwback to the dismal conditions before the Enlightenment.
Putting a Face on Serious Mental Illness
In recent years, violence has unfortunately become the tragic touchstone that too often draws the public’s attention to mental illness.
The Challenges of Preventing Burnout
If left untreated, burnout can become chronic and debilitating. Here are tips to recognizing the signs and symptoms.
Positive Psychiaty, Resilience, and Aging
The latest updates in geriatric psychiatry.
Advances in Cultural Psychiatry
Dr Alarcón shares his thoughts on cultural psychiatry and its growing prominence in the mental health field.
8 Reasons a Psychotropic Medication May Be Discontinued
This slideshow features common scenarios in which a planned discontinuation of psychotropic medications occurs.
Smart Moves to Prevent Dementia
Three new studies show exercise can improve cognitive function, psychotropics for PTSD may raise dementia risk, and 3 biomarkers can help predict cognitive decline in elderly persons.
The Gut Microbiome in First-Episode Psychosis
New findings support the involvement of microbiota alterations in psychosis—and point to novel treatments.
5 Key Issues About Comorbidity in Geriatric Bipolar Disorder
Clinicians need to consider and manage multiple medical and cognitive comorbidities when working with the elderly population. This slideshow provides an overview of key points relevant to geriatric bipolar disorder as it relates to comorbidity.
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