Some of the most challenging decisional capacity consultations are requests to determine if a patient has the capacity to participate in discharge planning.
Careful consideration and discussion of risks of treatment and under-treatment (or no treatment) can help can decrease the risk of decompensation during pregnancy or the postpartum period.
Green hills patched with April, snow and I’ve chosen to celebrate. with a full slate of patients.
In this age of chat rooms and social media, an ever-growing number of psychiatric patients use the internet to find their treatment community online.
This article summarizes literature on post-disaster mental health and describes the public health crisis in Puerto Rico. Special attention is given to highlight higher suicide rates and PTSD that develop in post-disaster areas.
Might a lower prevalence suggest that it is less a problem?
Emerging adults in the midst of a tremendous emotional growth spurt and a leap of neurocognitive maturation often need guidance articulating what bothers them.
In addition to psychosocial problems, there is a growing realization that PTSD may also lead to or exacerbate chronic medical health conditions.
Immunologic processes may play a pivotal role in the development and maintenance of psychiatric disorders, opening an entire new avenue for novel strategies to prevent and treat psychiatric disease.
In 1897, the French sociologist Émile Durkheim (1858-1917) published Le suicide: Étude de sociologie [Suicide: A Study in Sociology]. With it, Durkheim largely succeeded in achieving one of his main goals—to use an empirical analysis of the subject of suicide to launch the field of modern scientific sociology.