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Couch in Crisis
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On DSM-5
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gender identity

A commentary that is both professional and personal in nature, written by a psychiatrist who has helped hundreds of transitioning patients adapt to their external gender appearance and societal expectations.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

What do physicians intend by the term “disease”? The recent IOM report on “systemic exertion intolerance disease” (formerly known as chronic fatigue syndrome) casts this question in a new light and has many practical implications for patients, physicians, and third-party payers.

Was the business of the heart always so heartless?

Treatments that work well for most don’t work well for all. And even effective treatments have side effects and complications. This is true of medication and surgery—and it is also true of psychotherapy.

The glass of well-being among physicians may be half empty, but there is room and hope to fill it again. Perhaps psychiatrists are the missing ingredient?

Precision medicine seems to be the new hot topic in the research world. What precisely is it?

Is it okay for the media to show terrorist-sponsored torture videos? Are there no psychological effects of this kind of “show”?

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