Love, Alzheimer Disease, and Medical Aid in Dying
Approximately 6.5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer disease today, and that number is projected to rise to about 13 million by 2050.
In Love: A Memoir of Love and Loss
Compelling new book discusses love, Alzheimer disease, and medical aid in dying.
Optogenetics and Piercing the Professional Armor
Karl Deisseroth's new book is a compelling, educational experience for readers.
Projections: A Story of Human Emotions
Karl Deisseroth's new book is a compelling, educational experience.
COVID-19 Brings Anosmia to the Attention of Psychiatrists
Loss of smell can be devastating for patients. How can psychiatrists deal with the associated psychological effects?
Diagnostic Errors in Neuropsychiatry
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
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?
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
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
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
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
How do meaning, memory, emotions and, especially, human suffering arise from the brain?
5 Mental Health Diagnostic Challenges: Update on “To Err Is Human”
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
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?
Your patient is recovering from a traumatic brain injury. He asks you, “Doc, why do I need so much extra sleep?”
Depression With an Uncommon Cause
A case report of an acute, transient, reversible depression prompts us to think in a different way about depression.
Can You Trust Your Physician?
Statutes in 8 states are not designed to assure informed decision-making, say these psychiatrists; instead they represent an unprecedented effort by the government to use physician communications as an instrument for discouraging pregnant women from exercising their constitutional right to make their own reproductive choices.
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