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"Please empathize with me, Doctor!"
Doctors who don't know their patients make easily avoidable technical mistakes that can have tragic consequences. The best way "to do no harm" is to know and understand your patient.
The Continuing Demedicalization of Psychiatry
A story of what can happen (and has happened) when the expertise of a psychiatrist is not followed in complex cases that involve substance use and other disorders.
She Thinks I Might Know
What’s the prudent way to react if a layperson is suddenly tapped to help get psychiatric care for somebody who says he desperately and immediately needs it—or else?
Monthly Roundup: Top 6 Psychiatry Stories in July
These editors' picks on noteworthy stories from around the web include topics such as "enhanced" interrogation, minority mental health, forensic psychiatry, new research, and more.
Murderers, Psychotherapy--and the Flight Into Forgiveness
May we forgive a murderer on behalf of his victims?
A Checklist to Stop Misuse of Psychiatric Medication in Kids
The author suggests a checklist to help clinicians think through the necessary steps that should be part of every careful prescription of medication for children.
Changing the World, One Word at a Time
Trying to change behavior—in programs as well as people—often evokes tenacious resistance. Writing for the better can become a vehicle for that change.
The American Sniper’s Psychiatrist
In most movies, psychiatrists are depicted in a negative light, which most certainly affects our public image. Was the psychiatrist in American Sniper portrayed positively or negatively?
Words Heal: Coping With Cancer
When a full-time writer's husband was diagnosed with cancer, she found writing poetry helped her cope. She guessed that others would, like her, find their experiences with cancer best expressed through poetry. So began The Cancer Poetry Project.
10 Hallmarks of a Great Psychiatrist
A great psychiatrist knows the disease, the person with the disease, and the way the two interact. Here are tips from a clinician who has devoted his career to treating psychiatric disorders.
Monthly Roundup: Top 6 Psychiatry Stories in June
Editors' picks from stories in mental health.
Monthly Roundup: Top 6 Psychiatry Stories in May
A list of noteworthy psychiatry-related stories from around the Web during the month of May.
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