Social Behavior

Why You May Want to Swipe Left on Social Media

March 11, 2020

Based on recent data, it is looking more and more like the answer may be that social media is not particularly beneficial for most of us.

A Case of the Chicken or the Egg: Social Media, GAD, & Substance Use

January 28, 2020

Like it or not, social media has become a constant in our lives, and it is getting harder to unplug. But, is social media actually causing harm?

Psychiatry Comic: I'll Have What You're Having

November 17, 2016

This just in from the Center for Infectious Joy.

Can the President-Elect Yield Gross National Happiness?

November 10, 2016

On a daily basis, our patients demonstrate their resilience to face reality and rise above their challenges, despite the odds. So shall we.

Hinckley Haunts the House of Psychiatry

November 04, 2016

The public has questioned the wisdom of a judge to release a psychiatric inpatient, but not just any patient. Enter our metaphoric haunted house at your own risk.

Psychiatry Roundup: Tricks or Treatments?

November 04, 2016

What do behavioral activation, video therapy, family constellation, ibogaine, and psychomagic have in common? These topics and more were chosen for this month's roundup.

Election Addiction Disorder: Mackey Rules!

November 03, 2016

“Election addiction disorder, undifferentiated, DSM-5A-177.6x” is characterized by an overwhelming need to watch anything and everything related to the current race for the White House, no matter how microscopic. Clinical details and prognosis are examined here.

The Astonishing Non-Epidemic of Mental Illness

November 01, 2016

The supposed “epidemic” of mental illness turns out to be mostly a myth in the US adult population, 2000-2015.

Psychiatry Countdown to the Election

October 28, 2016

What do you have to say about the Presidential election? Here are the latest offerings from your colleagues about this historic election.

“Doctor, Am I Gay?” A Primer on Sexual Identities

October 28, 2016

It is not unusual for patients to seek consultation with questions about their sexuality. This article provides useful definitions and clinical examples for therapists who wish to address these patient concerns.