Here's a debate about a statistic the NIMH has posted on its website that, says one critic, significantly underestimates the number of adults with schizophrenia in the US and potentially affects their care. The Director of the NIMH responds.
Allan Tasman, MD
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.
If nearly 300 people dying each day from overdoses and suicides isn’t sufficient to motivate insurers to take immediate action to improve access to the full range of in-network benefits, we have a real problem.
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?
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?
Here's how I've managed to get my own mind off the news. What about you?
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.
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.
Apparently therapists can fake their own online reviews these days. So much for the ethical ethicist.