Between 2006 and 2016 the overall US suicide rate went up from 10.97 to 13.26 per 100,000 people. Those numbers may seem small, but they reflect an increase of just over 20% in these 10 years.
Over the years, I have found a number of metaphors, adages, and even a parable to be helpful in letting my patients know that they have been heard and to provide them with psychological comfort and support.
Labeling a (clinically unexamined) public figure as "dangerous" can do as much or more harm as promulgating a specific psychiatric diagnosis.
News from around the web includes stories on racism in medicine, mental health stigma in Olympic athletes, sibling bullying, and more.
ECT has been found effective in mitigating the deleterious consequences of SIB.
This author makes a case against paid peer support for people with mental illness.
The loss of our psychiatrist colleagues reminds us to appreciate them while they are alive.
Lamotrigine’s favorable tolerability is a welcome advance for patients with bipolar disorder. The danger it poses is at the start of treatment, when its mood-lifting effects can easily be waylaid by the eruption of a rash.
The game looks disarmingly simple. In fact, it’s alarmingly complex.
Cognitive impairment is not always associated with dementia. For this reason, a full comprehensive history is an integral component of any assessment. Take the quiz to learn more.
Three new studies on genetic risk factors and lifestyle; the transition from cognitive health to Alzheimer disease; and metabolic syndrome in depressed older adults.
New-onset neuroticism and guardedness may be incipient signs of Alzheimer Disease, according to a new study.
How many of you support the APA position on the Goldwater Rule? Let us know in this poll.
Pregnant women should maintain higher high-density lipoprotein levels for adequate fetal brain development and reduction of ADHD risk, according to a new study.
This statin shows promise in reducing symptoms of bipolar disorder and depression. Still, one must be cautious and think through the treatment plan for each patient.