Benzodiazepine Use and the Risk of Dementia

January 20th 2021

Nearly half of the prescriptions for benzodiazepine among older adults are potentially inappropriate, so how best to do no harm?

Let the Sunshine in: APA's Racism Apology

January 20th 2021

Apologies are a psychological process. H. Steven Moffic, MD, talks about an important apology this week.

Discussions With Patients: Medical Marijuana

January 20th 2021

As our knowledge about herbal cannabis, the endocannabinoid system, and cannabinoid pharmacology expands, should psychiatrists discuss these issues with their patients?

Laziness Does Not Exist

January 20th 2021

Patients and care providers often call themselves lazy. But what are the clinical consequences and cultural meanings of this term?

Can Existential Issues Really Be Divorced From Clinical Practice? From Our Readers

January 20th 2021

Although existential and religious issues may be distinguished in clinical care, the human condition’s complexity and the Dark Night of the Soul cannot.

My Patient Lost Their Job…Now What?

January 15, 2021

Unemployment is associated with an array of social and psychological complexities, directly affecting patients' self-esteem and perceptions of self-worth. When a patient loses their job, the psychiatrist has 4 tasks.

The Faces of Madness

January 14, 2021

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many diagnoses can it make? The photographer and psychiatrist Hugh Welch Diamond, MD, shares insights into the humanity and stigma of mental illness in Victorian England.