Vol 37, Issue 2

Chaos Theory With a Human Face: Niall McLaren, MBBS, FRANZCP

March 31, 2020

"There is a great deal that ails psychiatry-over-diagnosis, overtreatment, misallocation of resources, consistent breaches of patients’ fundamental human rights, and so forth," says Dr McLaren in this interview.

Introduction: Trauma and Its Psychiatric Consequences

February 28, 2020

The articles in this Special Report focus on the interplay between trauma and its consequences, including violent behaviors, substance use disorders, and stroke. Taken together, the articles may contribute to a better understanding of-and treatment development for-patients exposed to trauma.

Violent Behavior and Involuntary Commitment: Ethical and Clinical Considerations

February 28, 2020

Ultimately, the decision about involuntary treatment is about risk, not predictable outcomes. In many cases, however, these decisions are much more difficult and, until our crystal balls arrive, our best efforts may still fall short.

Pharmacological Management of Violence and Violent Behavior in Psychiatric Settings

February 28, 2020

Psychotic violence is associated with primary psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and bipolar disorder. While it may be that psychotic violence is the least common type of violence in inpatient environments, it is also the most treatable.

Stroke in Young Adults: The Lasting Effects of Trauma

February 28, 2020

This generation of young people may have a unique risk of exposure to stress and researchers and clinicians are increasingly concerned about the long-term health consequences of such chronic exposure for young adults.

My Decade of Psychiatric Times-and Yours

February 18, 2020

We are privileged to hear and are trusted with our patients' darkest secrets. Our availability for whatever is needed that is not addressed in the rest of medicine makes us invaluable to society, and this will undoubtedly be the case in the 2020s.

Is the RESPONSE Act the Best Answer for Gun Violence?

February 13, 2020

On October 23, 2019, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced the Restoring, Enhancing, Strengthening and Promoting Our Nation’s Safety (RESPONSE) Act: a proposed legislative solution to mass shootings.