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Psychiatric Queries and Quarrels

Part 2 of the Special Report on controversies in psychiatry. Image ©KirillSavenko/Shutterstock.com

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An overview of the DSM diagnostic system, the medicalization of normal variants of human behavior, and physician-assisted suicide.

Difference between classic and retrograde neurotransmission

Here's why psychiatrists and other mental health professionals need to understand the relationship between cannabis and mental disorders.

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This article speaks to the care with which ADHD must be diagnosed and managed to reduce the significant negative impact of the disorder on the individual, family, and society.

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Physician-assisted suicide is now legal in several states. But none of the state statues mandates a mental health evaluation by a psychiatrist or psychologist before the writing of a lethal prescription by an attending physician.

Strong evidence supports sound arguments on each side of 3 debates covered here—so get in there and fight nice.

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This special report on controversies in psychiatry examines the pros and cons of assisted outpatient treatment and also antidepressant use in pregnancy.

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Here: common misconceptions about assisted outpatient treatment--and how this tool can help selected mentally ill patients who are most difficult to treat.

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