Drs McGlashan and Woods Respond to Dr FeinbergJune 29th 2011
Dr Feinberg takes exception to much of what we wrote, or what he thinks we wrote, in our article “Early Antecedents and Detection in Schizophrenia”. We will do our best to reply to his criticisms of what we did write and try to point out where he is shadowboxing at issues that he has created but that we do not hold or endorse.
Obama Drug Misuse Strategy Targets Physician EducationJune 29th 2011
The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy will work with Congress to pass new legislation requiring all physicians with Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registrations to undergo mandatory education on the use of long-acting and extended-release opioids.
A Look at the Ethical, Legal, and Clinical Issues Associated With Information TechnologyJune 28th 2011
New technologies pose challenges in the need to maintain boundaries and confidentiality. The same boundaries and ethical standards that existed in the 20th century must be thoughtfully applied with all new and developing technologies of the 21st century.
Are We Training Psychiatrists to Provide Only Medication Management?June 28th 2011
If psychiatry reduces or abandons its engagement with psychology and social science in understanding and treating mental disorders and focuses predominantly on the biological factors of mental disorders, what will our role as psychiatrists be?
Combined Pharmacotherapies and Behavioral Interventions for Alcohol DependenceJune 9th 2011
The COMBINE study was only one trial designed by academics to maximize internal scientific validity. It excluded individuals with other significant psychiatric and medical illnesses (more often the rule than the exception in some clinical settings)-individuals deemed too severely ill or who needed hospitalization.
Introduction: Comorbidity, Cognition, and PharmacotherapiesJune 9th 2011
In this Special Report, Helen M. Pettinati, PhD, and William D. Dundon, PhD, discuss prevalence, assessment, clinical features, and treatment issues with respect to individuals with co-occurring major depression and alcohol dependence.
Tales from the New Asylum: The ValedictionApril 12th 2011
Whenever a suicide happens in the New Asylums, a palpable, muted dread descends over the institution. It stays there in full force for weeks and months afterwards, sometimes longer. After that, it is added as another sedimentary layer to the strata and culture of the particular institution. Before things get too deeply buried, it is important to excavate.
Cognitive Impairments Found With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity DisorderMarch 19th 2009
Over the past century, the syndrome currently referred to as ADHD has been conceptualized in relation to varying cognitive problems including attention, reward response, executive functioning, and other cognitive processes.