Switching Antipsychotics: Why, When, and How?
This article summarizes the reasons for switching an antipsychotic and explains when it becomes necessary to switch, as well as how the switch is best accomplished.
Atheist With a Poet’s Heart
But old colleagues said . . . the holocaust made him an atheist with a poet’s heart, . . . a Jew who loved to stand and chant David’s psalms
Overdiagnosis: Examine the Assumptions, Anticipate New Bipolar Criteria
Overdiagnosis of bipolar disorder is an increasing concern, particularly since a widely cited study that indicates a problem with overdiagnosis as well as with the much less publicized parallel finding of 30% underdiagnosis.
Complementary and Alternative Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder
A recently published NIH study of 112 children suggested that some children might possibly outgrow autism.
Will Choline Supplementation During Pregnancy Play a Role in Schizophrenia Prevention?
Schizophrenia has long been considered a neurodevelopmental disorder in which onset of diagnostic symptoms in late adolescence or adulthood is the end result of a decades-long interaction between genes and environment that begins in the womb.
The State of the Mental Health System
The federal government must realize that decades of allowing mental health care to go begging leaves a very weak chance of detecting or treating those who need help.
Clinical Manual of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias
Less common but still important syndromes connected with Alzheimer disease include traumatic brain injury, infectious and inflammatory disorders, alcohol-induced dementia.
The Cognitive Effects of ECT: Tolerability Versus Safety
In addition to having an excellent safety profile, ECT is widely acknowledged to be the most effective acute antidepressant treatment.
Introduction: Why Does Psychiatry Need the Humanities?
Bringing the arts and humanities to psychiatry requires bringing these areas of study into our education, our research and our practice models.
Shakespeare and Psychiatry: A Personal Meditation
Shakespeare's understanding of the human condition miraculously transcends his culture, time, and place.
Psychiatry and Art
Freud famously quipped: "The creative writer cannot evade the psychiatrist nor the psychiatrist the creative writer."
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