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Global Mental Health

The world is in a critical phase in history. The challenges to psychiatry are enormous in these dramatic and confusing times. ©Ollyy/Shutterstock

Cultural Psychiatry

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Successful culturally adapted interventions to improve adherence among Latino patients with depression and schizophrenia confirm how important it is to understand a patient’s entire sociocultural environment.

Michelle Riba, MD, MS

We psychiatrists can't solve the world's political problems, but we can help those who are affected by them. Suggestions here.

In psychiatry, hot debates abound if you just look around—and if this Special Report collection is any indication, the result is a balance of opinion and civility made richer by virtue of opposing views.

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The authors discuss some potential complications arising from a constitutional ban on executing persons with mental illness.

Although a majority of states still permit capital punishment, this may not represent the true national mood: many of these states have not had an execution in more than 10 years.

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If you haven’t seen the series or heard media coverage about it, the 13 reasons are a series of 13 audiotapes made by the character, Hannah Baker, to be listened to by the 13 people she felt in some way contributed to her decision to kill herself.

Figure. Levels of psychological impairment

Supportive psychotherapy can serve as the first bridge out of social isolation and marginalization and addresses personality issues, such as deficits in character structure and defense mechanisms.

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