Eating disorders (ED) are associated with significant comorbid psychopathology and the most extensive medical complications of any psychiatric disorder.
Avoidant restrictive food intake disorder, or ARFID, is a newly introduced eating disorder in DSM-5. Given that the disorder was introduced in 2013, it remains unclear how prevalent ARFID is in the general population.
This article describes a model for anorexia nervosa that is useful when working with patients or families to help them understand the complexity of the illness.
The treater who assumes a dual role as either disability examiner or forensic expert faces ethical risks because of the inherent binds in the roles.
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An international task force of experts in the diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder was recently convened to address concerns about DSM-5 criteria, particularly the definitions of manic episodes. The DSM’s duration criteria is an area of concern.
Processed foods, also described as “junk-food,” are often reported to be highly addictive in humans—leading to behavioral effects such as overeating, eating compulsions, and loss of control.
Physician-assisted suicide violates the norms of Hippocratic medical ethics. Involuntary hospitalization to prevent suicide affirms those norms, according to the authors.
"Go out into the real world; work in prisons, in run-down towns with high unemployment or with refugees or in remote areas. Go overseas or into underprivileged parts of your own country. And that is how you learn about real psychiatry," says Niall McLaren, MBBS, FRANZCP, in the next installment of Conversations in Critical Psychiatry.
Christian Pitzold’s haunting 2019 film, based on Anna Seghel’s masterful 1942 novel.
In light of recent failed trials, why would another trial by a small Canadian company be expected to succeed against the odds?
The body image disturbance at the heart of anorexia nervosa is a false perception akin to the perceptual disorders found in schizophrenia.
It’s not mental illness.
Practicing clinical medicine is challenging and stressful enough without the additional burden of being handcuffed by ever-changing medication formularies.