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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

Marijuana-related problems fall well within the scope of psychiatric practice: many patients use marijuana, which is likely to affect their psychiatric symptoms and response to treatment.

Given that “specific phobias” are a diagnostic category in DSM-5, is "Islamophobia" a diagnosable disorder?

American psychiatry is on the cusp of recognizing and tackling both physician burnout and climate change.

In this Letter to the Editor, practicing psychiatrist Richard Krugley, MD makes the case against the term "assisted suicide" when applied to terminally ill patients. Drs. Pies and Geppert respond.

Sword of Damocles (1812), oil painting on canvas by Richard Westall

The nightmarish reality of psychosis is vividly detailed by Deborah Danner, a woman with self-described schizophrenia, recently shot to death by a New York City policeman.

For your reading pleasure, we present noteworthy blogs published in 2016.

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