Functional connectivity is a “rapidly developing scientific story.” And for psychiatrists, it is a story worth following.
New research looks at the effects of CBD on positive and negative psychotic symptoms, cognitive performance, level of functioning, and the treating psychiatrist’s overall clinical impression.
Ten points to consider on the social phenomenon of migration of millions of people across the globe.
An expert talks about his interest in the mind’s relationship to the GI tract, some basics of what bacterial gut/brain communication is, and the evolutionary biology theories behind it.
We wrote through the night, between moonlight and morning, admissions and discharges, wrote when phones stopped ringing, when pagers stopped paging. We were raw, opening ourselves to chaos and mystery...
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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.