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Couch in Crisis

Couch in Crisis

POINT: After 41 years of membership, a psychiatrist resigns from the APA after it holds its ground on the Goldwater Rule.

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.

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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.

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