Across the centuries, March has been an eventful month for the insanity defense on both sides of the Atlantic, and the McNaughten rule remains the prevalent standard to this day.
A new study shows that meditative practice is surprisingly effective for bipolar depression. The late poet helps explain why.
We thought it may be useful to have a frequent, but temporary (hopefully very temporary), series of brief pieces on the psychological aspects of the news, along with the occasional longer reflection pieces and podcasts.
Health care workers, especially those used to a degree of predictability, seem to be susceptible to the stress of uncertainty and loss of control engendered by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr Morganstein, Chair of the American Psychiatric Association Committee on the Psychiatric Dimensions of Disaster, talks about special measures that psychiatrists should take for their patients during this time of uncertainty.
The authors discuss abusive disciplinary practices that continue to this day despite considerable evidence to the contrary and share thoughts and implications for psychiatrists.
The COVID-19 pandemic has gained its place on the dark side of world history for a variety of reasons: sudden onset, speed of global transmission, mistakes in recognition and management, politically inspired neglect or minimizations.
I read Dear Provider in a letter from a health care company. Provider is a fine word, and I’ve always felt proud to provide for my family—but the company doesn’t know guys from Jersey are sensitive.
How can psychiatrists advise patients to manage their stress and to remain calm?
How will the coronavirus pandemic impact psychiatry as a field? Are there any neuropsychiatric symptoms associated with the COVID-19 virus? Those questions answered in this video.
In 2009 I attended the United Nations Copenhagen Climate Conference. The general thought at the time was that it was the last best opportunity to keep the world from warming over 2 degrees centigrade.
How much progress has been made in the area of substance use disorders in the last 40 years?
Not that long ago I read a news story about three women who had reported that the psychiatrist treating them had insisted on sex.
Beyond unsettling our minds, the current pandemic unsettles our souls in ways we are just beginning to understand. Just as the COVID-19 virus attacks the respiratory tract, the pandemic itself can assault the soul. Dr Pies identifies five manifestations of the crisis.
College students are uniquely vulnerable to both everyday stressors and severe mental illness, and psychiatric symptoms among college students appear to be on the rise.