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The burden of chronic illness from diseases such as diabetes, obesity, and hypertension as well as mental illnesses, such as depression, are steadily rising in the US and globally. New research shows the time is now to address these concerns.

A recent study from the Bipolar-Schizophrenia Network on Intermediate Phenotypes (B-SNIP) investigated the genetics of the auditory event-related potential, a putative psychosis biomarker.

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.

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.

Religious Understanding

Improving religious competence among clinicians is vital if everyday psychiatric care is to become truly person-centered.

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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.

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