Telehealth is at a tipping point and is gaining momentum. Although there are some technological and logistical hurdles, most clinicians would likely find these to be minor and outweighed by the benefits of expanding access to mental health care to those in need.
To some external observers, it may seem like psychiatrists just go through the complicated mechanics of making a diagnosis, developing a treatment plan, and prescribing needed interventions. But there is so much more to it.
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.
Like residency, the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of Sand Mandalas requires teamwork to accomplish a common goal. The group effort by both Sand Mandalas and residents results in a transformative experience.
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.
Many questions remain about privacy, ethics, and clinical utility, but the fact remains, mobile is the fastest growing technology in human history.
The author of this book tells the story of the evolution of psychiatry from a place of skepticism and distain to its more recent emergence as a modern neuroscience.
Critics of psychiatry claim there is an “epidemic” of mental illness in the US—and some argue this is a consequence of psychiatric treatment. But the best epidemiological evidence reveals no such epidemic in this country, rendering the iatrogenic “explanation” null and void.
A Q&A with a board-certified psychiatrist, whose radio show has become a vehicle for hundreds of hidden experiences to be brought into the light and transformed into inspiring narratives.
There is a myth circulating in the blogosphere—usually among the most extreme critics of our profession—that there exists some monolithic entity called “Psychiatry” (with a capital “P”).