Psychiatric Times Vol 28 No 11

How We Age: A Doctor’s Journey Into the Heart of Growing Old

December 07, 2011

In his book, How We Age: A Doctor’s Journey Into the Heart of Growing Old, Dr Marc Agronin helps reduce the stigma of ageism and provides clinical guidance for seasoned geriatric psychiatrists, primary care clinicians, and medical students alike.

The Medication Check as Psychotherapeutic Opportunity

December 07, 2011

This article explores the use of functional analytic psychotherapy (FAP)-a behavioral, evidenced-based approach to psychotherapy that can add psychotherapeutic benefit to your existing brief approaches during medication checks.

Dangerous New Treatment Guidelines for ADHD Unveiled

December 07, 2011

ADHD is often inaccurately diagnosed and prematurely treated with medication-especially under the pressure of heavy drug company marketing to physicians and direct advertising to parents and teachers.

A Tribute to Max Fink, MD

December 02, 2011

Max Fink, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology Emeritus at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, received the Thomas William Salmon Award for outstanding contributions to the field of psychiatry.

A New Report on Pain in America: Like Déjà Vu All Over Again

December 02, 2011

The report notes that pain is a significant public health problem that affects more than 100 million Americans, costs our society at least $560 to $659 billion annually, and can be severely detrimental to the lives of sufferers.

The Tree of Life

November 17, 2011

Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life is not easy entertainment, but for psychiatrists who might welcome an encounter with a brilliant, uncompromising mind, The Tree of Life is enthralling.

You Say “Yes,” I Say “No,” You Say “Goodbye,” and I Say “Hello”

November 17, 2011

In theory, psychiatrists possess no special skills for determining capacity of a patient to accept or refuse medical care, yet a large percentage of a psychosomatic physician’s work nonetheless involves capacity evaluations.