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Couch in Crisis

Welcome to Couch in Crisis

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

Couch in Crisis

On a daily basis, our patients demonstrate their resilience to face reality and rise above their challenges, despite the odds. So shall we.

The nightmarish reality of psychosis is vividly detailed by Deborah Danner, a woman with self-described schizophrenia, recently shot to death by a New York City policeman.

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The public has questioned the wisdom of a judge to release a psychiatric inpatient, but not just any patient. Enter our metaphoric haunted house at your own risk.

“Election addiction disorder, undifferentiated, DSM-5A—177.6x” is characterized by an overwhelming need to watch anything and everything related to the current race for the White House, no matter how microscopic. Clinical details and prognosis are examined here.

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The supposed “epidemic” of mental illness turns out to be mostly a myth in the US adult population, 2000-2015.

Will novel treatments from around the world be treats or tricks? Whatever they turn out to be, they are as fascinating and varied as Halloween costumes.

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I hope readers look seriously at what the Presidential candidates have to say—or if they say anything at all—about addressing the current and increasing disaster in the mental health system before casting their votes.

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