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.
Infectious outbreaks have shaped the psyche of humanity for times immemorial.
I imagine Emma on a winter night, an eight-year-old curled fireside in a wing chair, proving her skill with weeping willows...
Here it is—the 50 most important things Allan Frances, MD, has learned in over 50 years studying psychiatry.
As research continues to point to a connection between the immune system and schizophrenia, a study of innate immunity in patients with first episode psychosis and schizophrenia provides further insights into the potential mechanisms of this link.
Practicing mindfulness has become a foundational treatment in various mental health professions.
In today’s busy world, everyone is stretched thin for time. Information is coming from all directions, and we are expected to respond at a moment’s notice.
“If someone were to write a book about your life, living with your illness, and all you have seen and suffered and survived, what might be a good title for that book?”
The Clean Air Act (CAA) turned 55 years old last year. Most millennials and Gen Xers have had little idea what this legislation has meant for us, even though it may have given us each almost a year of productive life.
This CME article provides an understanding of the treatment modalities for the management of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) in adolescents.
In November 2018, the National Rifle Association (NRA) taunted physicians by tweeting, “Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane.” In response, physicians, including psychiatrists, insisted that firearm death, suicide, injury, and trauma are indeed our lane.
Recent findings may relieve some of the guilt that accompanies the consumption of chocolate, particularly during depressive episodes.
The use of e-cigarettes may precede cigarette smoking as well as the use of other substances, especially among young people.
OCD is a serious psychiatric condition that can be effectively treated, with evidence-based approaches, in a majority of cases. There are, however, circumstances that complicate our treatment of OCD, and this article presents some of these issues.
This overview addresses two medications for analgesia of chronic benign pain, both of which have substance abuse risks themselves.