Introduction: Meeting Our Personal and Professional Goals
By building a practice model that we enjoy, it enhances our ability to “cure sometimes, treat often, and comfort always.”
Locum Psychiatric Practice: Unexpected, Unheralded Benefits
People-staff and patients both-confide secrets to strangers. We all need to unburden in a way that won’t come back to bite us.
The Role of Social Media in Private Practice
The challenges of using social media can be as numerous as the benefits.
Turning a Negative Into a Positive: Ways to Avoid and Overcome Negative Reviews
The Internet has transformed the way we get information. It is no surprise that finding health information online is a common activity.
Disability: Overview of Concepts Psychiatrists Need to Know
This article discusses the risks of supporting versus withholding support for a patient’s disability claim and six key definitions psychiatrists need to understand when they are asked to support such a claim.
Should We Prescribe Different Dosages of Psychotropic Medications to Men and Women?
Finding the right dosage of a psychotropic may be notoriously time consuming, but thought should be granted to the sexually dimorphic expression of CYP450 enzymes when prescribing medication.
Introduction to Immunotherapy of Malignancies for Psychiatrists
There has been significant improvement in the outcome of many malignancies, which have required balancing anti-tumor immunity and immune toxicity.
Cassandra or Happy Warrior: How Paradoxes of Psychiatry Can Sustain the Green New Deal
There’s an old joke about change: How many psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb? Just one, but the light bulb really has to want to change.
Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury With Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
HBOT can bring about dramatic improvement in many neurological conditions for which we have had very little to offer other than palliative care.
Looking for America
Winter had not yet fallen. A crimson tide of red leaves rained down from the heavens...
Spirit Chicken-or Lunch? Medical Tales From the Far Side of the World
To many Lao, the concepts of mental illness and spirituality are tightly intertwined.
Depression’s Journey From Monoamines to Glutamate
Psychiatry has finally crossed into a new paradigm in the treatment of TRD, bringing the glutamate system on board to join the modulation of the monoamine systems.
Priests, Providers, and Protectors: The Three Faces of the Physician
Between the extremes of priest and provider lies the healing heart of the physician.
Conflict of Interest Form
They ask me to sign the moment before my poetry reading and I comply...
Antidepressants in Bipolar II Disorder
Experts are divided on the issue, but there’s one thing nearly all agree on.
The Grief Monster
She wondered what the secret was to life as a psychiatrist, a grieving daughter, and a new mother of twins.
Left to Our Own Devices: Outsmarting Smart Technology to Reclaim Our Relationships, Health, and Focus
As interest in mental health technology grows, so do questions about its risks and benefits. more in this book review.
5 Domains of Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia
Negative symptoms identified from the Negative Symptom Assessment and the behaviors that might be observed in each of 5 domains.
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