Durkheim believed it was useless to prohibit newspapers from publishing stories of the ultimate act of self-harm. But he was wrong.
Jill M. Harkavy-Friedman, PhD, Vice President of Research for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in New York City, briefs us on a PsychCongress Pre-Conference Event.
Just because something is legal does not make it ethical, in the opinion of this psychiatrist, who turned down an invitation to be a presenter on the topic of PAS.
Treating eating disorders can feel challenging because patients are typically ambivalent about changing their behavior; however, it is also rewarding, as full recovery is possible even in the most chronically and severely ill patients.
Eating disorders (EDs) are associated with high medical and psychiatric comorbidity, poor quality of life, and high mortality, and mortality from anorexia nervosa (AN) is the highest of all mental disorders. Fortunately, there are a number of evidence-based psychological treatment approaches for EDs.
Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a severe and debilitating illness with one of the highest mortality rates of any psychiatric disorder. The illness course is often long, recovery is slow, and the rates of full recovery are low.
More than two-thirds of patients with eating disorders also have comorbid mood and anxiety disorders. This article considers how a transdiagnostic process called interoception may help to advance our understanding and treatment of eating disorders.
Parental history shapes pediatric bipolar in offspring, no evidence for deterioration in neurocognitive functioning, clinical course predictors identified—these are some of the latest findings in bipolar disorder research.
An expert provides sage advice to avoid a malpractice lawsuit, even in the face of potentially tragic outcomes.
The author presents for consideration and discussion two personal stories in which the so-called Tarasoff Rule, or the “duty to warn” a threatened third party, was invoked. One was arguably appropriate; the other, arguably not.
The bipolar word can be frightening or confusing to patients, but there are ways to talk about it that engage them in recovery. More in this podcast.
This article explores why Enduring Personality Change After Catastrophic Experience (EPCACE) is a clinically useful diagnosis.
Assessment of suicidal risk in adolescents is a solemn professional obligation that involves obtaining as much information as possible from family members or caregivers. Evaluation of mood disorders is an essential part of the assessment.
With the goal of making psychiatric care more available, accessible, and affordable while maintaining the highest standards...comes the challenge of accomplishing this with limited resources.
Although not a DSM diagnosis, fear of falling is recognized as a common source of functional impairment and distress. The author presents 7 commonly prescribed medication categories that may increase fall risk in older adults.