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Journal

Psychiatric Times Vol 31 No 8: August 2009

Are patients with schizophrenia better off without antipsychotics? Here: a point/counterpoint.

This exchange follows what began with Dr Richard Noll’s article, “Speak, Memory” and the “repressed recovered memory/multiple personality disorder” iatrogenic epidemic of the late 1980s and 1990s.

What psychological factors may lurk beneath endorsement of or opposition to the death penalty? This author speculates.

Addiction

The elephant in the room: the problem of iatrogenic opioid use disorder is being ignored.

Addiction

Psychopharmacology

The SSRIs, although principally targeting serotonin transporter, are complex drugs that might work on other neurotransmitter and receptor systems. It is likely worthwhile to look at the effects of other monoamine and neuropeptide systems on the enzymatic machinery cleaving the amyloid precursor protein.

Psychopharmacology

Cultural Psychiatry

The recent 2014 Joint Report of the Treatment Advocacy Center and the National Sheriffs’ Association could have been a most useful and timely report on the woefully inadequate access to appropriate levels of mental health services for incarcerated seriously mentally ill persons. This author believes the report will only make the problem worse.

Cultural Psychiatry

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Here: an update on the diagnosis, causation, and treatment of chronic depressive problems. The focus is on the recently introduced diagnostic category of persistent depressive disorder.

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Major Depressive Disorder

Minorities remain less likely to receive diagnosis and treatment for their mental illness and more likely to die by suicide. As ethnocultural diversity within the US grows, psychiatrists are increasingly evaluating attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors of a broad spectrum of ethnocultural groups.

Major Depressive Disorder

Most patients with psychiatric diagnoses present with sleep disturbances that can have as great an impact on health-related quality of life as the mental illness itself. Here, tips on treatment and chronotherapeutic applications for major depression and other disorders.

Major Depressive Disorder

Telepsychiatry

It is essential that we psychiatrists align ourselves with the public and our patients both to disseminate accurate information and to educate. Social media allows us to have this public voice more than ever before.

Telepsychiatry

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