"Christianity and Psychiatry" Examines Faith and Tradition vs Medical and Scientific Knowledge
"This volume is a fascinating incursion into a field that everybody talks about, but few examine in depth."
Important Lessons for Psychiatry and Beyond
An expert reviews Thomas Insel's book and reflects on what its insights mean for our field.
Healing: Our Path From Mental Illness to Mental Health
Thomas Insel, MD’s, book contains several highly valuable lessons for psychiatry and beyond.
Christianity and Psychiatry
This new work examines faith and tradition versus medical and scientific knowledge in the psychiatry-Christianity equation.
Social Determinants and Clinical Realities
Mental health: a crucial component of the new global reality.
Psychosocial Associations Between Xenophobia and COVID-19
We are seeing a rise in hatred and lack of empathy in the face of COVID-19.
Anti-Semitism and Psychiatry: Recognition, Prevention, and Interventions
Conceived as a needed sequel of Islamophobia and Psychiatry, this volume reflects not only the intellectual cogency and scholarly vision of its Editors but also a solid presentation of multiple perspectives on a complex social phenomenon.
Mental Health in a Pandemic State: The Route From Social Isolation to Loneliness
The COVID-19 pandemic has gained its place on the dark side of world history for a variety of reasons: sudden onset, speed of global transmission, mistakes in recognition and management, politically inspired neglect or minimizations.
A Critical Moment in Psychiatry: The Need for Meaningful Psychotherapy Training in Psychiatry
The goals of psychotherapy education in medical school should be based on these seven ideals.
Rescuing an Essential Component of Psychiatry: Psychotherapy Training in Psychiatric Education
A diminished interest in psychotherapeutic interventions runs the risk of missing patients' emotional, social, and practical needs (including medication-modifiable symptoms) and, thus, less clinically responsible care.
Islamophobia and Psychiatry: Recognition, Prevention, and Treatment
This book focuses on Islamophobia’s multifaceted nature, its broad and specific clinical challenges, and its connections with the current political realities of a convulsed world.
Cultural Perspectives on Migration and Psychopathology
Ten points to consider on the social phenomenon of migration of millions of people across the globe.
“This House Believes That the Concept of Culture Has Outlived Its Usefulness for Psychiatry”: What...??
Culture is far from having outlived its usefulness for psychiatry.
Global Mental Health and the Demolition of Culture
Suggestions for what psychiatry can do to alleviate, contain, and eventually prevent or avoid the demolition of culture and health.
Advances in Cultural Psychiatry
Psychiatry and Its Dichotomies
To neglect the cultural components of any given diagnosis or behavior, to ignore the role of culture-based individual attitudes, beliefs or practices in the face of adversity, would be a disservice.
Positive Psychiatry: An Interview With Dilip V. Jeste, MD
A Q&A on the emerging field of positive psychiatry.
DSM5--The “We Know Better/Holier Than Thou” Crusade: A Response To Drs Frances And Spitzer’s Comments
I appreciate Drs Spitzer and Frances’ prompt response to my article, which was published in the July issue of Psychiatric Times. I also thank them for their good wishes and thoughts about what we are doing as members of the DSM-V workgroups-membership whose rules we all knew and freely accepted.
Inside the DSM-V Process: Issues, Debates, and Reflections
Being a member of 1 of the 13 working groups of the DSM-V Task Force is, indeed, a unique experience. Having a large number of respected colleagues working diligently on areas that they have mastered with indisputable authority over the years is an intellectually fascinating experience.
Cultural Issues in the Emergency Setting
The setting of a fast-paced emergency department (ED) or psychiatric emergency service makes it especially difficult to sensitively elicit and address an individual patient's needs and concerns. When considering the myriad differences in culture that come into play between a patient and a psychiatrist or other mental health care clinician, optimal diagnosis and treatment can be even more challenging, as the cases described here illustrate. The important influence of culture cannot be stressed enough. Taking the time to understand "where the patient is coming from" can prevent an already stressful, highly emotionally charged situation from becoming even more convoluted.
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