The author shares his views on important topics in 2017 in the field of psychiatry.
Advances in digital publishing that allow instantaneous dissemination of changes at minimal cost have paved the way towards the adoption of a continuous improvement model for DSM, in which revisions are pegged to specific scientific advances.
If history serves as a guide, psychologists are likely to obtain prescriptive authority in significant portions of the country within the next 10 years.
We can encourage more responsible media coverage of mass shootings in an effort to cut down on “copy-cat” killings. Here are 4 guidelines.
The first in a series of videos on the history of psychiatry that explore the roots of modern psychiatry in ancient cultures is now available on youtube. Members of the Committee on Arts and Humanities from the GAP invite you to tune in.
Imagination and psychosis are different categories of experience, and should not be confused or conflated.
Here's a model that can stimulate psychiatrists to understand and address denial of global warming, the cognitive dissonance and guilt of our own responsibility, and the role of resilience in adapting to environmental changes.
Evil? Psychopathology? Mental illness? Gambling disorder? Brain tumor? Can future massacres be prevented if we understand what caused the Las Vegas shooter to become our country's biggest mass murderer?
Here's a book that tells of stunning psychiatric islands of therapeutic success amidst continuing limitations and problems in our mental health systems.
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.