Psychiatric Times Vol 28 No 3

Introduction: Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders

March 16, 2011

Clinicians have long recognized that many of the psychiatric disorders lack clear boundaries, and that there is a substantial overlap in phenomenology and etiopathophysiology of various disorders.

We’ve Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication

April 07, 2011

For those of us who treat seriously emotionally disturbed children, We’ve Got Issues is a welcome change from the invectives of those who believe that the use psychotropic medication is virtually criminal.

Boycotts and Protests To Meet APA Keynote Speaker, Desmond Tutu

February 02, 2011

The selection of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, 1984 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, to present the convocation lecture at the American Psychiatric Association’s upcoming annual meeting has so outraged some APA members that they have arranged meeting boycotts and protests.

Mixed States in Their Manifold Forms: Part 1

March 30, 2011

Mixed states constitute a wondrously variegated universe of psychopathology. These states are characterized by the intrusion of features characteristic of depression into states of hypomania or mania and the converse. Mixed states assume a myriad of forms that as a family may be among the most commonly encountered states of affective illness.

Guidelines for Developing a Cognitive Remediation Program for Patients With Schizophrenia

March 17, 2011

Discuss the results of the final cognitive testing, review the participant’s initial goals and the progress made toward them, and discuss future ambitions and how the gains made during cognitive training may help the participant achieve those goals.

Autism and Schizophrenia

March 16, 2011

This article highlights the biological and clinical links between the two disorders, reviewing shared genetics, brain changes, and similarities and differences in clinical presentations.