Atypical Depression in the 21st Century: Diagnostic and Treatment IssuesNovember 20th 2012
Identification of atypical features is important in the treatment of depression for both treatment selection and prognosis, especially when initial measures prove ineffective. The concept of atypical depression has evolved over many years, and now it appears timely for a further revision.
Psychiatric Assessment and Treatment in Preschool ChildrenFebruary 10th 2011
Expansion of age-appropriate developmental psycho-therapeutic services must become a top public health priority to make these treatments more widely available to young children and to capture the potential greater benefit of the earliest possible intervention for mental disorders.
Electroconvulsive Therapy: The Second Most Controversial Medical ProcedureFebruary 9th 2011
ECT, like abortion, is surrounded by controversy and strong opinions on both sides. Fortunately, for those of us who practice ECT, the discussion is not quite as heated nor the risks as high as for our colleagues in ob-gyn.
The Link Between Substance Abuse, Violence, and SuicideJanuary 21st 2011
Emerging research suggests that some individuals with particular types of substance use and abuse may be more likely to engage in suicidal behaviors. For example, those who use opiates, cocaine, or sedatives may have a noticeably higher risk of suicide than those who use other drugs.
Understanding and Overcoming the Myths of SuicideJanuary 20th 2011
What goes on in the minds of those who attempt suicide? Here: a psychologist who explores the myths that surround suicide notes "We need to get it in our heads that suicide is not easy, painless, cowardly, selfish, vengeful, self-masterful, nor rash."