With internet and video gaming here to stay, game designers will continue to prioritize habitual gaming over the health of players, and the burden of pathological gaming will fall on users and their families.
Psychiatrist Boris Vatel, MD and others respond to “Debunking the Two Chemical Imbalance Myths (Again),” by Ronald W. Pies, MD. Check out this lively exchange, with an addition from other readers.
What is the link between restrictive anorexia, anorexia nervosa, and binge eating disorder and ASD? This study sheds some light.
Ask a patient with depression how long it takes for them to feel fully awake in the morning and you are liable to get some revealing answers.
Call for better first-episode mania care, brain activation patterns predict risk, what’s important about atypical antipsychotics— find concise summaries of these and other key developments here.
Increased addiction risk in children of incarcerated parents; reinforcement-based interventions may decrease drug abuse; and other key findings are summarized here.
It is a rare feat for a conceptual book on psychiatry to generate as much acclaim, influence, longevity, and readership within the profession as has The Perspectives of Psychiatry. Paul R. McHugh, MD is featured in this Conversations series.
Neurotransmitters may enhance mood-boosting effectS of exercise, cigarette use abstinence efforts going up in smoke, and other recent findings are summarized here.
Negative symptoms, subsyndromal depressive symptoms, and functional impairment often persist in patients with first-episode schizophrenia.
Recent findings may relieve some of the guilt that accompanies the consumption of chocolate, particularly during depressive episodes.
The express goal of this guidebook: “to bring together comprehensive data about murder within the family, as well as real-life stories of this tragedy.”
What happens when your patient uses cannabinoid compounds for pain, especially if there are currently taking opioids? Just in time for Pain Awareness Month, the results from these new studies provide insights and guidance.
One of the most perplexing challenges for psychiatrists who interact with the workplace is the competing forces for and against mental health.
While the core features of autism impair functioning, a significant source of further impairment is comorbid psychiatric disorders.
The collective awareness of this devastating neurodegenerative disease will likely result in intensifying efforts to improve our understanding of disease pathology as well as exploring potentially a promising therapeutic regimen.