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June 04, 2020
In just 3 months, the virus has changed the lives of our psychiatric patients and of psychiatry forever. What are the next best steps?
April 29, 2020
The doctors, nurses, aids, food staff, and janitors are among the frontline heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic. They know its ravages best and are most at risk. We mustn't let them down.
April 17, 2020
Allen Frances, MD, delivers a powerful message for mental health professionals to help them navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.
February 07, 2020
In this 4-part collection, the author shares his experience and provides guidance to all involved in the mental health field-patients, physicians, families, and policymakers.
January 17, 2020
October 21, 2019
This third in the series provides advice to families on how best to cope with the psychiatric problems of a family member.
October 08, 2019
Recently DSM-IV Chair Allen Frances, MD wrote 50 pieces of advice to clinicians on how best to help their patients. It seems fitting, then, to provide an equal portion of advice for patients who seek help from those clinicians.
October 04, 2019
Here it is-the 50 most important things Allen Frances, MD, has learned in over 50 years studying psychiatry.
The “deinstitionalization” movement was meant to correct a stream of neglected patients, a demoralized and disengaged staff, and disappearing doctors. That didn't happen.
July 31, 2019
It takes decisive action, not words, to really end stigma.