We often push thoughts of death far out of our awareness, but at the present time they unavoidably re-emerge. Can we learn something helpful from this?
James L. Knoll IV, MD
James L. Knoll IV, MD, analyzes the ethical and legal duties of psychiatrists treating substance use disorders.
How can a human being commit such acts without being under the influence of some powerful “alien” force? How can they not be "mentally ill"? Here's how.
Lawyers tend to be good at spotting unexplained inconsistencies in documentation. Take these steps to protect yourself.
In the spirit of honoring and guiding trainees, the authors provide advice to today’s psychiatric residents—the psychiatric leaders of tomorrow.
An expert provides sage advice to avoid a malpractice lawsuit, even in the face of potentially tragic outcomes.
A close analysis of the psychodynamics of Cain’s crime shows us something important about his mentality—not to be confused with mental illness.
Medical malpractice, a form of professional negligence, remains a heavily criticized legal solution for ensuring patient autonomy and competent health care.
Focusing on concerning behaviors may better assist with prevention than sensationalizing individual perpetrators’ motives.
Labeling a (clinically unexamined) public figure as "dangerous" can do as much or more harm as promulgating a specific psychiatric diagnosis.