The Psychiatrist and the Slot Machine
May 24, 2013
Are there differences in the neuroimaging of persons who just gamble and those who pathologically gamble? This question and more in this Q&A.
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness
May 10, 2013
Psychiatrists who are concerned with the perils of misdiagnosing a psychiatric presentation as primary mental illness will find Susannah Cahalan’s Brain on Fire of great interest.
CALLING ALL RESIDENTS!
Psychiatric Times has contacted many of the nation’s leading psychiatrists to answer the following question: “What is the best advice you would give to a psychiatry resident?” In the series, you will find advice from psychiatrists who span the gamut of experience: clinicians to researchers to administrators, psychotherapists to psychopharmacologists, outpatient to inpatient, child to adult. It is our hope that you will find the advice practical as well as inspiring. Please check back each month to read from another Master Psychiatrist.
The most recent contributor is Dr Sharon Packer, author of several books and a psychiatrist in private practice.
Howard Forman, MD
Fellow in the Division of Psychiatry and the Law
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Dr Forman is a regular contributor to the Psychiatric Times Residents Blog at www.psychiatrictimes.com/blog/residents-corner. He is the Book Review Editor for Psychiatric Times.
6 Ways for Psychiatry Residents to Find Their Niche
Sharon Packer, MD
, April 9, 2013
Carve out a career in the area of psychiatry that interests you. If you’re drawn to specialized topics, such as atypical bipolar disorder, club drugs, glutamate transporters, or genetic links to autism, then pursue those avenues. Here, advice to psychiatry residents.
Tomorrow’s Psychiatrists, Tomorrow’s Leaders
Darrell G. Kirch, MD
, October 17, 2012
The President and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges outlines the reasons psychiatrists are well positioned to lead in this emerging culture of medicine.
Psychiatry Residents: Best of Luck!
Harold S. Koplewicz, MD
, August 3, 2012
In this Masters Series contribution to the Resident's Corner, the author writes that he made a deliberate choice to give up pediatrics for psychiatry. When he was a psychiatry resident, his mentor told him, “You should pick a field on the frontier.” Now he offers his insight for early career psychiatrists.
Mini-Quiz: Atypical Depression
November 20, 2012
It was not until the introduction of this MAOI that the term “atypical depression” began to emerge to describe a particular variant of nonendogenous depression. Take the quiz and join the discussion to learn more.
Social Media Tools for Mental Health Professionals (Part 1)
November 19, 2012
Psychiatrists and other mental health professionals have turned to social media to build, manage, market, and diversify their practices. How can clinicians maintain patient privacy and confidentiality and still benefit from social media? Details in this webcast.
2012 Physicians Compensation Survey: How Psychiatrists Are Faring
November 16, 2012
How does your personal income last year compare with the previous year? What was your practice’s overhead as a percentage of medical revenue? How many hours per week do physicians work, on average? Find out in the annual Physicians Compensation Survey.
Physician Heal Thyself First
November 9, 2012
The demands on physicians keep growing—they are not only responsible for assessment, diagnosis, and treatment, they are subject to all manner of related administrative and practice responsibilities. It’s no wonder that they are too busy to step back and periodically assess themselves and what they are doing.
Should Physicians Be Experts on Cost?
September 19, 2012
Earlier this year the American College of Physicians had to spell out that it is ethically appropriate for physicians to talk about cost with patients. This speaks to how far we as physicians have to go to be fully engaged in this conversation.
Dr John C. Whitehorn: A Wise and Gentle Man
August 23, 2012
Dr John C. Whitehorn shaped mental health policy at the national level, and his influence is still alive in his former residents and the young psychiatrists we have trained.
A “Real” Psychiatrist
July 13, 2012
As the end of my intern year approached, one of my chief residents told me that second year is the year “you really become a psychiatrist.” “A real psychiatrist?” I was waiting (and hoping) to feel like one.
Grand Rounds—Boundary Issues in Clinical Practice
May 8, 2012
In the last lecture of a week-long visiting professorship at Yale School of Medicine, Harvard Professor, Thomas Gutheil, MD, spoke about boundary issues in clinical practice. Here Dr Gutheil touches on key points covered in his presentation.
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MINE YOUR MIND QUIZ
Mini-Quiz: Electroconvulsive Therapy
April 10, 2013
Periprocedural advancements, including liberalization of concomitant and pre-treatment medications, add to the comfort and tolerability of ECT, but adverse effects do exist. More in this quiz.
Mini-quiz: Major Depressive Disorder
February 25, 2013
Major depression is a common chronic illness within the general US population. What is the approximate prevalence for MDD in the US population?
FROM PHYSICIANS PRACTICE
Five Steps to Improving Patient Access Judy Capko,
May 21, 2013
Patient access is getting increased attention through reform initiatives. Here are five steps you can take to make sure patients get appropriate access to care in your office.