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Allan Tasman, MD

Allan Tasman, MD

Dr Tasman is Professor and Emeritus Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Louisville. He holds the John and Ruby Schwab Chair in Social, Community, and Family Psychiatry. He is the Editor in Chief of Psychiatric Times.

 

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This year we asked about the best and worst things relating to our field. As always, we received a diverse group of responses.

Know about these two articles of major importance for those interested in strengthening the evidence base for psychotherapy?

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I hope you'll take a little time to read The Lancet Psychiatry Commission on the Future of Psychiatry, and to reflect on how we’ll address a number of issues critically important to the future of our profession.

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Like all things in our technologically advanced society, for all hard-working, empathy-challenged doctors comes a new and easy, although not painless, way to gain empathic ability...an empathy gadget?

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Here's how I've managed to get my own mind off the news. What about you?

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If you haven’t seen the series or heard media coverage about it, the 13 reasons are a series of 13 audiotapes made by the character, Hannah Baker, to be listened to by the 13 people she felt in some way contributed to her decision to kill herself.

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We’ve been waiting since 1953, the year chlorpromazine was introduced to the US as a revolutionary treatment for schizophrenia, for an active treatment for tardive dyskinesia that the FDA judged to be effective.

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Apparently therapists can fake their own online reviews these days. So much for the ethical ethicist.

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Learning to listen, understanding the importance of what we hear, and knowing we must understand before we speak or act, are among the psychiatrist’s most important skills.

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Now is the time to be vigilant and active in the advocacy efforts to fund all the terrific new opportunities the 21st Century Cures Act offers. Here are 9 aspects of the law that focus on psychiatric practice and treatment of those with serious mental illnesses.

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