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Introduction: Violence Toward Staff in Health Care Settings
Here's an overview of motivation for assaults by chronically aggressive inpatients and steps to de-escalate.
Depressive Symptoms Associated With Aggression
The authors review the association between depression and violence, and the role that anger and emotional dysregulation play.
The Role of Psychiatrists in Countering Violent Extremism
There is no predictive tool that is likely to have validity for rare outcomes such as terrorist attacks. More here.
Strategies to Reduce and Prevent Restraint and Seclusion in Pediatric Populations
Here's compelling reason for judicious use of restraint and seclusion, and a review of various alternative approaches.
Practical Tips for Managing the Agitated Patient: Avoiding Violence in the Clinical Setting
How could this have happened? What could you do to keep yourself and your team safe from another code white?
APA Position on Medical Euthanasia
The APA's historic Position Statement provides guidance for psychiatrists in the face of a rapidly changing landscape of social values and expectations of medical services. Details here.
Exercise and Depression in Youth
These studies shed light on the relationship between exercise and depression in children and adolescents.
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.
Psychiatry: Then and Now
Thoughts about the current state of psychiatry by Psychiatric Times' Editor in Chief.
Psychiatry Notes: February 2017
Editors' picks for recent stories in mental health, including Executive orders and "Islamophobia,” effect of parental obesity on childhood development, personality, and global mental health.
Evaluating Smartphone Health Apps: 5 Key Steps
Finding a smartphone health app can be a challenge for both patients and physicians. A new evaluation model can help guide informed decision-making.
Let’s Talk About Cognition
Cognitive problems have historically been the last to be recognized and treated. The Psychiatric Times Special Report on Cognitive Disorders turns the tables on that notion.
Geriatric Psychiatry Research Update
Highlights of 3 recent studies that focus on psychiatric disorders in older adults.
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