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Cultural Psychiatry

Cultural Psychiatry

When was the last time in the midst of a presidential campaign that psychiatric diagnostic criteria were being discussed so widely?


Patients want to know what to expect with a given treatment, how their experiences compare with those of others, or whether they are alone in coping with their conditions. Who best to answer these questions than others like them?

"Adopting technology for myself is one thing. It’s something completely different when technology is available for my patients and I’m not using it."


An important questions for clinicians is whether treatment of a psychiatric disorder will enhance or diminish creativity.

We are ethically constrained by the Goldwater Rule, but here are the data from an artfully crafted secret poll on the Presidential campaign.

Here: a brief review of the literature on postvention efforts; the effects on the victim’s caregivers; and a guide to resources to help manage survivors’ and caregivers’ emotions and dread.

What's new in psychiatry? Check out our editors' picks with stories ranging from "lithium 2.0," the ethics of diagnosing from afar, the election, and other hot topics.


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