Author | Edward Shorter, PhD

Articles

Improving the Mental Health System by Addressing Core Problems

March 19, 2015

What psychiatry needs is a new approach to “psychiatric theory.” Here are a few practical suggestions.

Revive Flurothyl Inhalation Therapy

March 19, 2014

A reexamination of flurothyl infusions holds promise for improved resolution of severe mood disorders, as well as for a greater understanding of the mechanism of their pathophysiology.

The History of ECT: Unsolved Mysteries

February 01, 2004

In looking at the history of ECT, it appeared to have been quite successful in treating a variety of psychiatric disorders. If that is the case, then why did it disappear from the "psychiatric map" for a number of years? What obstacles need to be overcome to return ECT to its place as a viable treatment option?