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Couch in Crisis

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The PBS series on the Vietnam war has evoked a flood of memories, and reminds me how far we’ve come in our understanding of PTSD— and how far we still have to go.

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No, there is no generalized epidemic of mental illness in the US, nor credible evidence that psychiatric drugs are driving up rates or severity of mental illness. But there is an urgent need for more and better treatment of psychiatric disorders.

How might a better understanding of the mind enhance someone’s life and optimize a clinical encounter?

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The Slenderman case revives a long-standing debate: does media exposure influence acts of violence in youth?

Six fundamental assumptions underlie the medical model most psychiatrists use in their clinical work.

Like the cardiac stress test, mental health stress tests might help patients recognize their own psychiatric vulnerabilities. Would you take such a stress test if it were available?

Most of us listen in one way or another. But listening can be taken for granted, even in psychiatry.

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