Focusing on concerning behaviors may better assist with prevention than sensationalizing individual perpetrators’ motives.
"The experience of learning to know another’s inner self is one of the most difficult, but most gratifying parts of our clinical work," writes Allan Tasman, MD.
Patients with active addiction may not present in ways that "fit" our framework. The author provides four steps to an organized and effective crisis response.
Some thoughts on the pathogenesis and persistence of prevalence of schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder in view of current discoveries.
This is the first article in a series focused on reintroducing the arts into psychiatry.
Nutritional psychiatry is developing into a real opportunity for clinical intervention for patients who suffer from depression and anxiety.
Why do we, the experts in understanding the mind, have so much difficulty in addressing and improving our own mental health? Dr Moffic introduces our Portrait of a Psychiatrist series.
Rocko’s story was like theirs—tragedy, survival, despair, resilience, family loyalty, and hope.
The Monarch’s cortex, head of a pin, contains maps of Earth and heavens within...
Neutrophil Count Is Associated With Reduced Gray Matter and Enlarged Ventricles in First-Episode Psychosis
Given the evidence for progressive gray matter volume loss in first-episode psychosis, it is possible that leukocyte infiltration may contribute to brain tissue loss.
Whatever the etiology, some extreme views come very close to the behaviors of bipolar mania, as illustrated in a recent documentary.
Climate is both a public health and a psychological issue and these aspects are intertwined. In this article, particular clinical situations in working with climate anxiety are discussed.
In medical publishing, the casebook format has become increasingly popular—and for good reason. A new casebook focuses on the overlap of neurology and psychiatry in child practice.
Finding meaning helps to reframe the experiences of our own lives, not as events to hide in shame or guilt, but as experiences that made us physicians we are today.
Determining how to ensure delivery of excellent care while balancing medicolegal demands may seem to be an impossible task. When done in a collaborative way, safety planning can help the clinician better understand risk and targets for intervention.
The incidence of suicidal ideation and self-harm behavior increases rapidly during adolescence and represents a period of heightened suicide risk.
More than a slogan, the zero suicide approach applies evidence about what works in the detection, treatment, and management of individuals with intense suicidality.
Although psychiatrists may be better trained to treat suicidal patients, most patients with suicidal ideation are receiving care outside of specialty psychiatric settings and can benefit from interventions in primary care.