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Introduction: The Brave New World of Psychiatric Ethics
The universe of psychiatric ethics has dramatically expanded. Let us boldly go together where psychiatric ethics has never gone before!
The New CPT Codes: Ethical Challenges in a New Billing Era?
This article focuses on 2 ethical issues that the new CPT coding raises to higher stakes: the increased potential for conflict of interest in billing and the erosion of confidentiality.
Ethics and Virtues in Clinical Psychiatry
Case-based dialogues illustrate some virtues required in psychiatric practice.
Reported High Rates Of Military Mental Illness Are Wrong And Dangerous
What harms are there in labelling (or rather often mislabelling) more than a quarter of our troops as mentally ill? The harms are numerous and potentially quite dangerous. . .
Nuances, Narratives, and the “Chemical Imbalance” Debate
It is time for psychiatry’s critics to drop the conspiratorial narrative of the “chemical imbalance” and acknowledge psychiatry’s efforts at integrating biological and psychosocial insights.
Discussions About Public Figures: Clinician, Commentator, or Educator?
As psychiatrists, we have a potentially unique—and powerful—influence in the discussion of public figures. But what professional and ethical obligations should we follow in this role?
Ethical Issues in Disclosing to Patients: Should Patients Be Allowed to Read Their Charts?
Federal law now strongly supports a patient’s right to view his or her psychiatric record on request. Here: a look at the ethical and legal issues.
Infographic: Men With Versus Men Without ADHD in Childhood
The results of the study featured in this infographic showed that compared with men without childhood ADHD, men with childhood ADHD had higher rates of ongoing ADHD.
Sid Caesar, who died on February 12, not only pleasured millions . . . he helped me get through a reasonably tormented adolescence.
Healthy Beginnings for a New Psychiatrist
During the first year of her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship, this psychiatrist received an invaluable lesson regarding the importance of “treating the whole patient” in this case, a 16-year-old patient who is pregnant.