A Synapse Darkly: Psychiatry at a Critical JunctureDecember 17th 2011
It would seem that the fluctuating boundaries of many mental disorders will continue to be debated until we devote sufficient time and attention to developing improved, scientifically valid and reliable methods of testing and effectively treating mental disease.
Sexual Minority Identity DevelopmentDecember 16th 2011
Sexual identity development is a complex, multidimensional, and often fluid process. One must consider cognitive, social, emotional, cultural, and familial complexities among other aspects of the individual’s experience to contextualize a narrative concerning sexual identity development.
Medicare to Pay for Depression Screening in Primary CareDecember 9th 2011
Medicare announced in October that it would pay for depression screening in primary care settings that have “staff-assisted depression care supports” in place to ensure accurate diagnosis, effective treatment, and follow-up.
Can Psychiatry be Both A Medical Science and A Healing Art? The Case for Polythetic PluralismOctober 19th 2011
When I was a first-year resident, a revered supervisor of mine made the statement-half-facetiously-that, “In psychiatry, you can do biology in the morning and theology in the afternoon!”