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The Bogus “Epidemic”

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.

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I don't know of anything like the film, "Voices." See it if you haven’t, and recommend it to others, too.

Shrinks: The Untold Story 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.

An interesting history, key myths, and the pros and cons of marijuana are explained in this book.

Several recent publications are informative to clinicians on the topic of suicide in children and adolescents. Some of the most salient findings are reviewed here.

Renal failure is not an uncommon disorder either in the general public or in patients with psychiatric disorders, but accompanying depression, anxiety, and loss must be attended to during such an illness.

complex neural basis for behaviors such as mentalization

We are a long way from understanding the complex neural basis for behaviors such as mentalization. But, we can mentally imagine the scientific pursuit of questions, one after another, that might get us to that goal.

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Despite the disappearance of identity variations in diagnostic classifications, psychiatrists can contribute to solving social challenges.

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