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Psychiatric Times Vol 31 No 9: March 2011

Psychopharmacology

Glutamatergic models have led to greater understanding of the causes of social and occupational disability in schizophrenia, and thus have provided new targets for remediation and compensation strategies. Details here.

Psychopharmacology

Because cognitive and negative symptoms have the greatest impact on overall recovery, interdisciplinary strategies that target these symptoms are necessary. This article offers details.

Psychopharmacology

Career

Having just completed my first year as an attending physician, I realize that there is simply nothing that prepares you to be an attending—except being an attending.

Career

PTSD

This sunflower at the 9/11 Memorial said that a ray of sunshine remains, and that life blooms anew, in spite of the losses.

PTSD

If you're up for a little ancient humor, you'll love this original translation of an ancient Babylonian text in which a physician is jilted on a fee, then is further embarrassed in his efforts to collect it.

Of all the transferences that emerge in the consultation room, sexual feelings are by far the least talked about and the most challenging for therapists to manage. This author talks about erotic transferences here.

What effect does exposure to violence in video games have on behavior? These authors examine the evidence.

Psychiatric Times welcomes Drs Allan Tasman and Michelle Riba as our new Editor and Deputy Editors in Chief.

It's always a brain tumor when I have a headache. “Don’t be crazy,” I tell myself, “You’re just inventing a doctor-mind catastrophe.”

Bipolar Disorder

Genius and madness: does one phenomenon cause the other -- or do both share a common underlying factor or mechanism? How are geniuses able to accomplish “creative fits”? The author explores both questions.

Bipolar Disorder

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Boyhood’s power—and poignance—centrally derives from one’s visceral experience of the authentic signatures of time on its actors’ features and forms . . . life cycle theory made flesh as it were.

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Depression

The discovery that a single IV infusion of low-dose (subanesthetic) ketamine exerts rapid antidepressant effects constitutes an expansion in our understanding of the neurobiology of depression and provides new avenues for drug development.

Depression

What to do once treatment-resistant depression is established based on risk factors and exclusion of other conditions? Insights here-- and a treatment algorithm.

Depression

The “story behind the story” is not the over-prescription of antidepressants—though it happens—but the under-availability of optimal treatment.

Depression

Imagine an end to psychiatric episodes that threaten job and family, no more hospitalizations, and a chance for a long life not cut short by mental illness and its complications. What can we take away from the HIV/AIDS story for the treatment of mental illness?

Depression

Opioid Related Disorders

To combat opiate abuse and its dire consequences, drug makers have developed a number of strategies--which are detailed here.

Opioid Related Disorders

Blogs

Military veterans are ubiquitous in our practices and in our lives. The impact of the past several years of armed conflict is greater than many think—and much greater than simply the number of veterans in your practice or your community.

Blogs

Cultural Psychiatry

If we didn't so stigmatize the severely mentally ill, we would feel an urgent responsibility to rescue them immediately from prison and homelessness.

Cultural Psychiatry

Couch in Crisis

People feel free to post comments on social media sites that they would never dare say to someone’s face. The cure, if only a partial one, is to get out of social media and to start living a real life. What is your opinion on this issue?

Couch in Crisis

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