Writer's Contest

In the Room With Climate Anxiety

November 27, 2018

Psychiatrists and other mental-health clinicians are being increasingly called upon to respond to patients’ worries about the destabilization of many aspects of our world.

Portraits of a Psychiatrist’s Life

November 27, 2018

We invite you to write an article about a day in your life for a series of articles about psychiatry and self-disclosure, with the help of the editors at Psychiatric Times and Editorial Board member H. Steven Moffic, MD.

From Unwanted to Unconditional: How One Mother's Love Changed My Career

June 22, 2017

Up until her last year of training, this psychiatrist was convinced she only wanted to consult in the hospital-that is, until she met a 31-year-old expectant mother.


May 30, 2017

My patient allowed me a glimpse into the suicidal mind. And, in that way, she taught me a lot.

A Dog Says "Thank You"

May 22, 2017

The human-animal relationship can provide insight into the patient’s ability to connect, to interact, and to show care and empathy. Plus, companion animals tend not to breach confidentiality.

Accepting Patients as They Are: The Joys and Pains of Street Rounds

May 16, 2017

A recent experience on street rounds offered a moment that brought this psychiatrist back to one of the main reasons she chose psychiatry as a profession.

The Freedom in Accepting Our Limits

April 10, 2017

A psychiatrist realizes he is completely powerless against his patient's opiate addiction.

An Expectation to Heal

March 23, 2017

In a tale of two cases, the author comes to realize he is but one agent of change in the lives of his patients.

How About a Game of Chess?

March 13, 2017

A psychiatrist's chess game with his patient didn't go the way he expected.

Julia and the Little Shoots

March 06, 2017

The therapist "goes underwater" with the patient to find what lies in her mind.