Suicidal Behavior: A Separate Diagnosis
May 17, 2013
Thinking about suicidal behavior as a diagnosable problem will help bridge the gap in how psychiatrists think about suicidality and how it is perceived by patients and their families. Dr Maria Oquendo elaborates in this video.
Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders in Patients With HIV/AIDS
March 25, 2013
Mental illness is a risk factor for HIV infection. It brings a number of behavioral correlates that put patients at risk for getting infected. Here, Dr Glenn Treisman provides an overview of the treatment of psychiatric disorders in patients with HIV.
The Soldier’s Private War and Invisible Wounds
February 22, 2013
PTSD is a psychiatric illness resulting from a physical or psychological trauma that is sometimes related to warfare, but of course occurs in the case of civilian trauma as well. However, wars have been a propitious time for studying PTSD.
New Insights Into the Effects of Alcohol on the Brain
March 11, 2013
What are the latest findings on acute and chronic effects of alcohol on the human brain? Here to discuss the latest research is psychiatrist and neuroscientist Nora D. Volkow, MD, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Evacuation of Psychiatric Inpatients from Bellevue Hospital Post Hurricane Sandy
January 7, 2013
In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, incarcerated psychiatric patients at Bellevue Hospital had to be evacuated, without the help of elevators, electronic or phone communication, or even running water. Here, Director of Forensic Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine and Bellevue Hospital Center, Elizabeth Ford, MD, gives a first-hand account.
Playing in the Band (Podcast)
December 6, 2012
"A hundred people dancing so hard they’ve thrown off their shoes . . ." Listen to Richard Berlin, MD, recite the poem, "Playing in the Band."
SPOTLIGHT ON BIPOLAR DEPRESSION