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Psychiatric Times Vol 32 No 6: June 2010

History of Psychiatry

Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry

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.

History of Psychiatry

Suicide

Several recent publications are informative to clinicians on the topic of suicide in children and adolescents. Some of the most salient findings are reviewed here.

Suicide

Challenging Cases

Renal failure is not an uncommon disorder either in the general public or in patients with psychiatric disorders, but accompanying depression, anxiety, and loss must be attended to during such an illness.

Challenging Cases

It is clear that unless things change radically in the coming decades, psychiatry—like other branches of medicine—will have to accommodate itself to the effects of disruptions to existing ecosystems.

complex neural basis for behaviors such as mentalization

We are a long way from understanding the complex neural basis for behaviors such as mentalization. But, we can mentally imagine the scientific pursuit of questions, one after another, that might get us to that goal.

A new study shows that rates of severe mental illness in youths have dropped substantially since 1996. What might study results portend for psychiatric practice?

Sometimes when proposing a treatment plan, I flash to an image of my patient seated beside me on this orchard bench watching orioles court in May’s sharp sunlight...

Treatment-Resistant Depression

Findings on mood disorders, and the disability associated with it, speak to the need for effective treatments for depression.

Louis A. Trevisan, MD

Many older adults experience loneliness, profound psychosocial changes, and loss. Screening, recognition, and treatment of mood disorders in late life significantly decrease morbidity associated with many problems encountered by the elderly.

Cultural Psychiatry

Religious Understanding

Improving religious competence among clinicians is vital if everyday psychiatric care is to become truly person-centered.

Cultural Psychiatry

This evidence-based tool is composed of a series of questionnaires that assist clinicians in making person-centered cultural assessments to inform diagnosis and treatment planning.

Cultural Psychiatry

Special Reports have long been a mainstay feature of the monthly Psychiatric Times issues, but this two-part report on cultural competence and diversity is unique in both style and content.

Cultural Psychiatry

To determine a treatment plan, psychiatrists may consider the social and cultural context before they attempt to formulate an assessment and diagnosis of depression or another psychiatric disorder. The Cultural Formulation gives us the tools to do just that.

Cultural Psychiatry

Addiction

Many of us are seeing patients who have been prescribed potentially addicting medication by another physician, and our level of vigilance needs to be high.

Addiction

Career

How to frame a novel transactional model for attending to both patient and physician character styles and provide strategies for identifying and managing these interactions.

Career

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”).

Career

Couch in Crisis

So many had stared at John Nash, for different reasons, at different times. Now that his own stare is frozen in time, the challenge is to understand the meaning of the stares that he had received during his life.

Couch in Crisis

APA 2015

Physicians recognize many features of schizophrenia, but one neglected area is the common symptom of a poor self-other boundary—in fact, this has also been neglected as a criterion for the DSM.

APA 2015

Multiple perspectives are required to fully understand a concept. This seems to be the growing consensus with the schizophrenia spectrum disorders.

APA 2015

Bipolar Disorder

A beautifully detailed algorithm for treatment options in bipolar disorder is described.

Bipolar Disorder

Geriatric Psychiatry

There is no worse death than a hospital death. This requires preparation and preparation requires recognizing that dying is a necessary, and indeed desirable, part of life.

Geriatric Psychiatry

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