Treatment Resistance and Patient Authority: The Austen Riggs Reader
Contemporary psychoanalysts know that behavior is a form of communication. This book describes the work being done at the Austen Riggs Center, a psychodynamic institution in Stockbridge, Mass.
Social Media: A Key Component to the Psychiatrist's Practice
Having even a basic idea of the potential--as well as of the perils--of social media is therefore not only important to good practice, but it may be essential to good practice.
Are Psychiatric Disorders Inflammatory-Based Conditions?
A plethora of studies support the hypothesis that inflammation plays a role in the pathophysiology of major psychiatric disorders.
Intimate Portrait: Martin S. Bergmann, PhD
Being a Therapist features intimate portraits of psychotherapists in their own work spaces. An excerpt of his interview with Dr Martin S.
Irreversible Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors Revisited
Given the likelihood that insufficient numbers of patients will be available for a randomized controlled trial of MAOIs in refractory depression or atypical depression, we must still rely on consensus guidelines and expert opinion.
POINT: The Case for Gun Control
Unfortunately, brilliant psychiatrists continue to put on display their ignorance of the Second Amendment and its history.
COUNTERPOINT: Gun Control and the Second Amendment
We are told that we must allow the massacre of innocent Americans--including children--with easily obtained firearms because "it is the price we must pay for freedom."
Inter-Rater Reliability in Psychiatric Diagnosis
DSM-5 presents psychiatry with a potential “reset button” for diagnostic reliability.
Two yellow feathers and a skull. . . drop from the sky and fall on the brown . . . scar of trail, a sharp-shinned hawk
Violence in the Media: What Effects on Behavior?
"You turn on the television, and violence is there. You go to a movie, and violence is there."
Eating Disorders in Males
The article focuses on eating disorders in males and presents information on similarities and differences between males and females as they relate to risk factors, clinical presentation, and treatment.
Neuropsychiatric Differences Between Boys and Girls With ADHD
Boys with ADHD can present with different cognitive and behavioral patterns than girls with ADHD. Despite these factors, girls with ADHD remain at significant psychosocial risk into adulthood.
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