Psychiatric Times Vol 37, Issue 1

Celebrating Progress, but Challenges Remain

January 30, 2020

With their early age of onset, high prevalence, chronicity, and pervasive impact on multiple domains of functioning, the burden of mood disorders exceeds that of virtually all medical conditions in the US and globally in terms of disability, cost, and suffering.

Integrating Psychotherapy and Psychopharmacology in the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder

January 30, 2020

Although multiple interventions exist for major depressive disorder (MDD), only partial response is achieved in many patients and recurrence is common. Combining medication and psychotherapy may enable more effective treatment of MDD.

Autoimmune Encephalitis: What Psychiatrists Need to Know

January 29, 2020

This article broadly reviews the pathophysiology of the most common forms of autoimmune encephalitis and provides guidelines tailored toward mental health professionals to best identify and manage these rare but important causes of neuropsychiatric illness.

The Opening of the Maudsley Hospital: January 31, 1923

January 29, 2020

In the early years, treatment was largely restricted to restraint and sedation with great emphasis placed on fresh air for prevention of mental illness. Later, the aim of treatment was to prevent transfer of patients to country asylums.