Gun Violence and Medical Professional Organizations: Political Business as Usual?November 25th 2019
In November 2018, the National Rifle Association (NRA) taunted physicians by tweeting, “Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane.” In response, physicians, including psychiatrists, insisted that firearm death, suicide, injury, and trauma are indeed our lane.
Who Knew? The Implications of One Environmental Policy for Mental HealthNovember 22nd 2019
The Clean Air Act (CAA) turned 55 years old last year. Most millennials and Gen Xers have had little idea what this legislation has meant for us, even though it may have given us each almost a year of productive life.
Collaborative Care Meets Hospital Medicine: Proactive Consultation-Liaison PsychiatryNovember 14th 2019
Mental illness accounts for a third of all years lived with disability and is associated with twice the relative risk of all-cause mortality. An estimated 8 million deaths are attributable to mental disorders every year, with two-thirds due to comorbid medical illness.
OCD: A Common Psychiatric Disorder With a Constellation of SolutionsOctober 4th 2019
OCD is a serious psychiatric condition that can be effectively treated, with evidence-based approaches, in a majority of cases. There are, however, circumstances that complicate our treatment of OCD, and this article presents some of these issues.
Examining the Link Between the Immune System and SchizophreniaSeptember 13th 2019
As research continues to point to a connection between the immune system and schizophrenia, a study of innate immunity in patients with first episode psychosis and schizophrenia provides further insights into the potential mechanisms of this link.