Author | Barbara Schildkrout, MD

Articles

Diagnostic Errors in Neuropsychiatry

July 30, 2019

While the process of diagnosing is common to all fields of medicine, this article specifically addresses missed “medical” diagnoses in patients who present to or are being followed by psychiatrists and other mental health clinicians.

Child Psychiatrists: On the Front-lines of Neuropsychiatry

January 30, 2019

In medical publishing, the casebook format has become increasingly popular-and for good reason. A new casebook focuses on the overlap of neurology and psychiatry in child practice.

Why Attend a Professional Conference?

June 27, 2018

This article present some of the highlights from talks and presentations at this year’s American Neuropsychiatric Association Annual Meeting.

Functional Connectivity: Probing the Brain’s Astounding Complexity

February 23, 2018

Functional connectivity is a “rapidly developing scientific story.” And for psychiatrists, it is a story worth following.

Frontotemporal Dementia: A Brain Disease That Challenges Definitions of Mental Illness

August 22, 2017

Here: what psychiatrists need to know about frontotemporal dementia. Case examples convey the variety of possible psychiatric presentations of behavioral variant FTD.

Neuroanatomy and the 21st Century Psychiatrist

March 21, 2017

Why learn neuroanatomy? The goal for the physician is to be excitedly engaged in an ongoing process of expanding his or her knowledge about the brain and human behavior.

Neuropsychiatry: Toward Solving the Mysteries That Animate Psychiatry

December 15, 2016

How do meaning, memory, emotions and, especially, human suffering arise from the brain?

5 Mental Health Diagnostic Challenges: Update on “To Err Is Human”

February 18, 2016

After a brief description of the scope of an important IOM report, this article summarizes content that is especially relevant for psychiatrists.

Mental Representations and Unilateral Neglect: A Revealing Clinical Study

June 24, 2015

We are a long way from understanding the complex neural basis for behaviors such as mentalization. But, we can mentally imagine the scientific pursuit of questions, one after another, that might get us to that goal.

Moving Beyond “Hand Waving”: Why Do People Sleep a Lot After a Traumatic Brain Injury?

March 27, 2015

Your patient is recovering from a traumatic brain injury. He asks you, “Doc, why do I need so much extra sleep?”