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Psychiatric Times Vol 32 No 3: March 2015

Trauma And Violence

Gun Violence, Stigma, and Mental Illness: Clinical Implications

This review critically addresses 4 central assumptions that underlie many US political and popular associations between gun violence and mental illness.

Trauma And Violence
A Call to Arms to Understand and Treat Aggressive Behavior

Dr Thompson introduces a Special Report meant to provoke thoughtful contemplation on various topics related to aggressive behavior.

Trauma And Violence

Your patient is recovering from a traumatic brain injury. He asks you, “Doc, why do I need so much extra sleep?”

Trauma And Violence

Here's how a single question I don't normally ask changed the course of one patient's life. The story highlights how widespread the effects of violence are.

Trauma And Violence

Dementia

Dementia, Agitation, and Aggression: The Role of Electroconvulsive Therapy

What role might electroconvulsive therapy play for short-term treatment of agitation and aggression in patients with dementia?

Dementia

Personality Disorders

Psychobiological Aspects of Antisocial Personality Disorder

The key focus is on understanding violent offending (eg, reactive, proactive, firearm violence) tied to antisocial personality disorder and psychopathy using a psychobiological lens.

Personality Disorders

Neuropsychiatry

Neuropsychiatry
Neuropsychiatric Sequelae of Stroke: Issues and Implications for Clinicians

This review focuses on post-stroke depression, apathy, anxiety, and PTSD, because these disorders occur and have been studied most frequently.

Neuropsychiatry
optimizing care in a team setting: a program for people with schizophrenia

A look at a multidisciplinary team -- and its focus on meaningful recovery -- for patients with schizophrenia.

The ABIM is not sure whether the MOC program accomplishes a critical goal of ensuring maintenance of physician competency and has suspended the Practice Assessment, Patient Voice and Patient Safety requirements of MOC for at least 2 years.

The Big Bad Wolf and Wicked Witch liked to creak the stairs by her bedroom door and wake her from dreams calling, “Daddy!”

Addiction

Clinical Issues and Strategies Associated With Smoking Cessation

Here: assessment approaches, treatment options, and potential risks inherent in treating tobacco dependence in individuals with major mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

Addiction

Military Mental Health

American Sniper

Neither facile liberal censure nor rabid applause from the right speak to Eastwood’s purposes in this superbly crafted picture.

Military Mental Health

Telepsychiatry

Harnessing Social Media and Mobile Apps for Mental Health

What if we were able to harness the immense power of our digital connections to create tools that can potentially make our lives happier and healthier?

Telepsychiatry

Suicide

Predicting, Assessing, and Treating Self-Harm in Adolescents

The authors differentiate between 3 types of deliberate self-harm: nonsuicidal self-injury, culturally sanctioned body modifications (tattooing or body piercing), and unintentional or accidental injury.

Suicide

Psychopharmacology

Does Ketamine Hold Promise in Mitigating Suicide Risk?

The authors review mechanisms of suicide and the effectiveness of current treatments, and zero in on ketamine--a potential novel, rapidly acting treatment for suicidality.

Psychopharmacology

DSM-5

What psychiatry needs is a new approach to “psychiatric theory.” Here are a few practical suggestions.

DSM-5

History of Psychiatry

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

What do physicians intend by the term “disease”? The recent IOM report on “systemic exertion intolerance disease” (formerly known as chronic fatigue syndrome) casts this question in a new light and has many practical implications for patients, physicians, and third-party payers.

History of Psychiatry

Alcohol Abuse

In clinical terms, one of the most distinguishing diagnostic features of addictive disorders is that those affected continually and repeatedly revert to their addictive behaviors, despite the devastating negative and adverse consequences.

Alcohol Abuse

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