Psychiatric Times Vol 19 No 12

Psychiatric Disability on the Rise

December 01, 2002

There is no doubt that the number of applications for disability is rising. How should psychiatrists deal with patients who ask for disability without compromising the therapeutic alliance or the goals of therapy?

Minding the Children

December 01, 2002

Mental health care professionals must be aware of the responsibilities and conflicts that present when patients are children and adolescents. Prescribing medications to minors and working with the child's guardian in treatment decisions are discussed.

Distinguishing Law and Ethics: A Challenge for the Modern Practitioner

December 01, 2002

Discussions of psychiatric ethics often devolve into discussions of applicable law. Although ethics is often operationalized by a society's laws, ethics differs dramatically in its foundations, framework and purpose.