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Here you’ll find opinions, advice, and news from psychiatrists and mental health professionals. Please let your voice be heard by joining the conversation in the comments section of each post. Topics include:

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Years ago I read somewhere that dying is easy—the hard part is being left behind. But I recently met an older woman who taught me otherwise.

A recent report that argues against descriptive diagnosis in medicine is historically ill-informed and medically naive, in the opinion of this psychiatrist.

A blog on the cultural components of minority groups, mental illness, and stigma.

Dr Wayne Katon (1950-2015) revolutionized care for patients around the world.

In most movies, psychiatrists are depicted in a negative light, which most certainly affects our public image. Was the psychiatrist in American Sniper portrayed positively or negatively?

Editors' choices of noteworthy psychiatry blogs, CMEs, research studies, cases, and books from around the Web.

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.

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