Five Things to Know About Inflammation and Depression
Immunologic processes may play a pivotal role in the development and maintenance of psychiatric disorders, opening an entire new avenue for novel strategies to prevent and treat psychiatric disease.
Is PTSD a Systemic Disorder?
In addition to psychosocial problems, there is a growing realization that PTSD may also lead to or exacerbate chronic medical health conditions.
A “Sickness of Our Time”: How Suicide First Became a Research Question
In 1897, the French sociologist Émile Durkheim (1858-1917) published Le suicide: Étude de sociologie [Suicide: A Study in Sociology]. With it, Durkheim largely succeeded in achieving one of his main goals.
College Students Under Stress
Emerging adults in the midst of a tremendous emotional growth spurt and a leap of neurocognitive maturation often need guidance articulating what bothers them.
The Prevalence of Schizophrenia in the US
Might a lower prevalence suggest that it is less a problem?
PTSD and Suicide After Natural Disasters
This article summarizes literature on post-disaster mental health and describes the public health crisis in Puerto Rico. Special attention is given to highlight higher suicide rates and PTSD that develop in post-disaster areas.
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Online Communities for Drug Withdrawal: What Can We Learn?
In this age of chat rooms and social media, an ever-growing number of psychiatric patients use the internet to find their treatment community online.
Lifeline for Pregnant and Postpartum Women Who Are Drowning in Plain Sight
Careful consideration and discussion of risks of treatment and under-treatment (or no treatment) can help can decrease the risk of decompensation during pregnancy or the postpartum period.
What Psychiatrists Need to Know About the Determination of Dispositional Capacity
Some of the most challenging decisional capacity consultations are requests to determine if a patient has the capacity to participate in discharge planning.
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