How American Psychiatry Can Save Itself: Part 1
Charles Dickens might well say of American psychiatry, “These are the best of times and the worst of times.”
The Impact of the Economic Downturn on Public Mental Health Systems
Like all other sectors of government, state mental health budgets will be slow to recover and will be shaped by current policy priorities and litigation mandates imposed in multiple states.
Refeeding Regimens for Anorexia Challenged
A new study examining conventional “start low, go slow” nutrition replenishment protocols for hospitalized patients with anorexia nervosa (AN) that have been recommended by professional organizations and it's outcomes.
Appropriate Diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment: Just What Is “Normal”?
Research is needed to define clinical biomarkers and genetic screens that could be used to identify early stages of dementia and to link clinical syndromes with the later development of dementia.
The Physics of Flight
While she curses and cries . . . I imagine I am the pilot . . . who ditched his Airbus
Elimination of Psych Services at Cedars-Sinai Could Foreshadow Similar Cutbacks Elsewhere
Cedars, the preeminent private hospital in L.A. and considered the “hospital to the Hollywood stars,” said it would continue staffing of psychiatric support that is an adjunct to patient care throughout the medical center.
Suicidal Behavior in Children and Adolescents
Suicide continues to be the third leading cause of death in youths aged 10 and older. Several new studies shed further light on suicidal behavior in children and adolescents.
The Molecular Biology of Weight Loss: An Unexpected Linkage Between 2 Molecules
This article outline a previously undescribed mechanism for understanding the molecular relationships between the hypothalamus and high-fat diets. Do they also hint at the creation of a fat pill?
A Caddy’s Quandary
During my career-initially as a caddy and now as a psychiatry resident-I’ve had the immense privilege of listening to the stories of others. Here's one of those stories.
Here's a sampling of Psychoeducational Resources with live links including those available from the NIMH (NIMH Schizophrenia_ and Learning About Healthy Living.
An Evidence-Based Practice of Psychoeducation for Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is often characterized by lack of insight, treatment nonadherence, and poor prognosis. However, research suggests that patients with schizophrenia benefit immensely from learning about their illness.
Recovery-Based Services and Education Resources
For a great list of resources that are recovery-based check out this list geared toward educating providers about recovery.
Peer Specialists as Educators for Recovery-Based Systems Transformation
Project GREAT efforts in psychoeducation are geared toward educating providers about recovery so that they can, in turn, transform their own practices to be in concert with the recovery model.
Must Mental Illness Be Uncommon?
Dr Angell and others may be right to claim that we should be concerned about the current practice of psychiatry. But the simple fact that mental illnesses seem to be common is not one of them.
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