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Cultural Psychiatry

Cultural Psychiatry

Violent intolerance seems to be on the rise, and psychiatrists must contribute more of our understanding about the origins of these problems, and to development of solutions to reverse these trends.

Was the business of the heart always so heartless?

Is it okay for the media to show terrorist-sponsored torture videos? Are there no psychological effects of this kind of “show”?

Many years ago, the model approach to mental health treatment was the therapeutic community: "As Aristotle noted long ago, man is a social animal and only in a social unit can he experience a whole life." More in this blog.

Dr Moffic takes us around the world to celebrate the lives of psychiatrists who made important contributions to the field.

Everyone who has ever billed a third party for psychiatric care knows that lack of “medical necessity” is the catch phrase used throughout the insurance industry to deny care that the clinician who has actually evaluated the patient has determined is needed.

This article reviews what is known and unknown about LGBT suicide risk, discusses risk and protective factors for LGBT adolescents and adults, and provides recommendations for assessing and treating LGBT patients.

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