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Critics of psychiatry assert there is an “epidemic” of mental illness in the US—but the author says there is no evidence for such a claim.
Introduction: Reflections on the Crossing of Cultures in Psychiatry
Special Reports have long been a mainstay feature of the monthly Psychiatric Times issues, but this two-part report on cultural competence and diversity is unique in both style and content.
The DSM-5 Cultural Formulation Interview and the Evolution of Cultural Assessment in Psychiatry
This evidence-based tool is composed of a series of questionnaires that assist clinicians in making person-centered cultural assessments to inform diagnosis and treatment planning.
Traditional Healing Concepts and Psychiatry: Collaboration and Integration in Psychiatric Practice
The authors share a model for psychiatrists interested in collaborating with traditional healing and medicine.
Religious Understanding as Cultural Competence: Issues for Clinicians
Improving religious competence among clinicians is vital if everyday psychiatric care is to become truly person-centered.
Psychiatric VOICES We Should Hear and See
I don't know of anything like the film, "Voices." See it if you haven’t, and recommend it to others, too.
A Tour de Force of the History of Psychiatry
The author of this book tells the story of the evolution of psychiatry from a place of skepticism and distain to its more recent emergence as a modern neuroscience.
The Truth About Marijuana
An interesting history, key myths, and the pros and cons of marijuana are explained in this book.
Leaders in Psychiatry: Jeffrey A. Lieberman, MD
What does Dr Lieberman have to say about the state of psychiatry today, as it relates to schizophrenia, major depression, and other psychiatric disorders? More in this video.
New Research in the Genetics of Autism
An expert discusses the clinical, biological, and genetic components of de novo mutations and autism spectrum disorders.
The American Sniper’s Psychiatrist
In most movies, psychiatrists are depicted in a negative light, which most certainly affects our public image. Was the psychiatrist in American Sniper portrayed positively or negatively?
The Lasting Effects of Marijuana Use
There is increasing evidence that individuals who try marijuana during their early teenage years are affected neurologically for a decade or more at least until one's 20s and perhaps even longer. More in this video.
Monthly Roundup: Top 6 Psychiatry Stories in May
A list of noteworthy psychiatry-related stories from around the Web during the month of May.
5 Important Study Reports in May
Keeping up with the research on bipolar disorder, including findings from studies on cognition, neurogeneration, positive and negative emotion regulation, and weight gain.
6 Challenges for Mental Health Providers Using ICD-10
The transition to ICD-10 poses unique challenges for mental health providers. Here are 6 documentation and coding issues they need to understand.
Monthly Roundup: Top 6 Psychiatry Features in April
Editors' choices of noteworthy psychiatry-related news, blogs, CMEs, research studies, cases, and videos from around the Web.
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