Dealing With American Psychiatry’s Gag Rule
POINT: After 41 years of membership, a psychiatrist resigns from the APA after it holds its ground on the Goldwater Rule.
From Unwanted to Unconditional: How One Mother's Love Changed My Career
Up until her last year of training, this psychiatrist was convinced she only wanted to consult in the hospital—that is, until she met a 31-year-old expectant mother.
Mental Illness and Capital Punishment: Potential Complications
The authors discuss some potential complications arising from a constitutional ban on executing persons with mental illness.
Privatizing Mental Health Has Led To ‘Insane Consequences’
We have criminalized mental health problems—a barbaric throwback to the dismal conditions before the Enlightenment.
Psychiatrists in Paradise: A Review of the 2017 APA Annual Meeting
In the midst of 6 presentations this year, the author notices the elephant in the room.
Memorializing Psychiatrists in the Military
The work of these military psychiatrists who passed away in recent years still has relevance for us.
A Dog Says "Thank You"
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.
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