Psychopathy: Insights for General Practice
While incarceration is the definitive “treatment” for some, psychopathy exists on a spectrum like any other mental disorder; more recent research suggests the condition is capable of responding to treatment.
Assessing Competency To Stand Trial
Defense attorneys have concerns regarding their client’s competency in about 8% to 15% of felony prosecutions. That is where psychiatrists come in.
Behind Closed Doors
With the state of the world, there are so many difficult conversations about racism, hatred, and violence that we need to have with our children.
The Case for Medication-Assisted Treatment: An Ethical Priority
A significant proportion of incarcerated individuals struggle with with addiction. So what is being done about it?
Oxcarbazepine: Does It Have a Role in Bipolar Disorder?
Oxcarbazepine might be considered for patients who you want to treat with carbamazepine for mania (as monotherapy or adjunct) but for whom it would be unsafe or who have been unable to tolerate it.
What to Do When Being There Means Being Vulnerable
In the early days of the pandemic, there was debate about whether clinical services for patients with psychiatric illness were “essential.” The evolution of psychiatric consultation-liaison services to medically hospitalized patients was no less complex.
I Don’t Want to Die Here in Timbuktu
He was happy in a Gettysburg field, before he turned 13. That was the year his father’s body launched its own Civil War.
Between Stoned and a Hard Place? Navigating Cannabis Medicolegal Issues
Given the significant variation in medical cannabis laws amongst states and the continually shifting legal landscape regarding its use, medical cannabis presents a unique challenge for medical professionals who consider recommending it to their patients
Managing Distress in Health Care Workers During COVID-19: Lessons From a Disaster Trauma Lens
We have learned that in order to provide much-needed social support during difficult times, organizations should prepare to take certain steps.
Easy To Miss, Hard to Treat: Notes on Frontotemporal Dementia
Often misdiagnosed as other psychiatric disorders, FTD is the third most common type of dementia and the second most common among patients 65 years or younger. How to spot the signs.
Documenting Recovery in Delusional Disorder With the MMPI-2
This case illustrates the practical implications and effectiveness of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 in documenting patient recovery during treatment for delusional disorder.
Is the Country Experiencing a Mental Health Pandemic?
There are epidemiological and clinical reasons why we should drop that term.
The Ethics of Reopening
At the heart of reopening is protecting both population health and economic health.
Presidential Election Anxiety and the Role of Psychiatry
With partisan political warfare, civil unrest, and the presidential race, how can mental health professionals assess and address “election anxiety”?
The Practice of Medicine
In many clinical situations to "do no harm" requires us to know what we know, know what we don’t know, and consult with a colleague who likely knows more than we do.
The Importance of Learning
The chairman of Psychiatric Times' parent company, MJH Life Sciences, introduces the October issue.
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