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A blog with commentary by psychiatrists on all things related to the psychiatric profession and current events. ©Lightspring/Shutterstock

Couch in Crisis

Up until my last year of my psychiatry training, I was convinced I only wanted to consult in the hospital—that is, until I met Ms. B, a 31-year-old expectant mother

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The authors discuss some potential complications arising from a constitutional ban on executing persons with mental illness.

We have criminalized mental health problems—a barbaric throwback to the dismal conditions before the Enlightenment.

In the midst of 6 presentations this year, the author notices the elephant in the room.

The work of these military psychiatrists who passed away in recent years still has relevance for us.

The human-animal relationship can provide insight into the patient’s ability to connect, to interact, and to show care and empathy. Plus, companion animals tend not to breach confidentiality.

Making a beginning on a work memoir is one way to enhance your mental health.

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