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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

The author shares his views on important topics in 2017 in the field of psychiatry.

If history serves as a guide, psychologists are likely to obtain prescriptive authority in significant portions of the country within the next 10 years.

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We can encourage more responsible media coverage of mass shootings in an effort to cut down on “copy-cat” killings. Here are 4 guidelines.

Imagination and psychosis are different categories of experience, and should not be confused or conflated.

Here's a model that can stimulate psychiatrists to understand and address denial of global warming, the cognitive dissonance and guilt of our own responsibility, and the role of resilience in adapting to environmental changes.

Evil? Psychopathology? Mental illness? Gambling disorder? Brain tumor? Can future massacres be prevented if we understand what caused the Las Vegas shooter to become our country's biggest mass murderer?

Here's a book that tells of stunning psychiatric islands of therapeutic success amidst continuing limitations and problems in our mental health systems.

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