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Here's a review of a book about involuntary psychiatric commitment-- a major source of controversy when the public tries to understand who psychiatrists are and what we do.

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Functional vs structural; melancholic vs non-melancholic; and heirarchy of treatment are the focus.

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It's not about the specifics of preliminary studies about psilocybin. It's about the validation of research using psychedelic drugs in modern psychiatry.

In this Letter to the Editor, practicing psychiatrist Richard Krugley, MD makes the case against the term "assisted suicide" when applied to terminally ill patients. Drs. Pies and Geppert respond.

After your exams, after your diploma, after all the nights on call, missed dinners and diagnoses, after your apologies...

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There is no magic pill or fountain of youth that can build a better older brain, but there are several key strategies.

Older adults seem willing to take a hypothetical predictive test—and plan accordingly.

Three new studies offer insights into psychiatric disorders in the elderly.

President Barack Obama’s last bill signed into law; Carrie Fisher’s legacy gives voice to mental illness; psychological outcomes of women who had abortions against those denied abortion; and other psychiatry news.

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