Before Personality: Character Assessment and Its Troubled History
The 20th century introduced a number of new concepts to psychiatry and clinical psychology. One of the most influential has been the notion of personality.
Children Who Ask to Become Suicide Bombers
If psychiatrists can stand ready to help survivors of cults and kidnappings, and returning POWs, how is a child suicide-bomber applicant with approving parents any different?
The History and Value of Guidelines for Best Practices of Telemental Health
Telepsychiatry has its origins in the 1950s and has moved from an esoteric curiosity to mainstream practice. However, it has been challenged along the way at many turns.
The Passing of a Matriarch
The author reminds us of our responsibility to make each decision and choose each action wisely and thoughtfully in life.
Hospital-Based Psychiatric Emergency Programs: The Missing Link for Mental Health Systems
This article, the first of a three-part series, describes how hospital-based psychiatric EDs differ from community-based crisis centers.
Caffeine: Neurobiological and Psychiatric Implications
This CME article discusses the pharmacokinetics of caffeine and its implications on anxiety.
Making Your Practice Work for You
By releasing old assumptions and brainstorming, it is possible to break the old models of private practice and find new ways to be productive within your practice.
Polypharmacy: A Challenge for Community Psychiatrists
Polypharmacy has been met with challenges because many practicing clinical guidelines and treatment algorithms prefer a monotherapy approach.
Opioid Use in Pregnancy Affects Offspring Across Childhood
New findings on a not-so-new epidemic have two key implications for psychiatrists.
Psychiatrists: The Luckiest People on Earth?
In a spirit of gratitude, here are eight of the many extraordinary advantages of being a psychiatrist.
All the World’s Notes
The moment the maestro flicks his baton, an orchestra thunders and the pianist suffers a stroke. But everyone plays on...
Debunking the Two Chemical Imbalance Myths, Again
Moving toward a bio-psycho-sociocultural model of major depression.
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