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.
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.
The game looks disarmingly simple. In fact, it’s alarmingly complex.
How many of you support the APA position on the Goldwater Rule? Let us know in this poll.
With greater expertise in user experiences, psychiatrists can position themselves to more strongly guide technology companies in building and implementing better apps.
Are they hallucinations or distortions?
While ostensibly The Butterfly Effect tells the story behind the wide availability of free internet pornography, the psychiatrist listener will quickly appreciate that this is only the beginning of the story.