Infectious outbreaks have shaped the psyche of humanity for times immemorial.
Mental illness accounts for a third of all years lived with disability and is associated with twice the relative risk of all-cause mortality. An estimated 8 million deaths are attributable to mental disorders every year, with two-thirds due to comorbid medical illness.
Depression predominates across the lifespan in patients with bipolar disorder. Here: A discussion about (and beyond) the four FDA-approved drugs to treat symptoms.
Psychiatry plays a central role in exploring and treating the depths of human experience captured by the word “soul.”
New findings underscore the potential role of maternal bacterial infections during pregnancy in the etiology of psychosis.
The use of analogies can improve the patient-clinician relationship, foster the therapeutic alliance, and open a dialogue for psychoeducation.
Harnessing a simple drug interaction can reduce clozapine's metabolic risks.
According to the authors, physician aid in dying for persons with severe mental illness is gaining acceptance. More In this point/counterpoint.
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How we respond to political issues in society is the quintessential ethical challenge mental health clinicians face today. Should psychiatrists set aside diagnosis of public figures amidst sweeping changes in the United States?