Vol 37, Issue 5

Addressing Premature Mortality: Living With Serious Mental Illness

May 29, 2020

Living with a mental illness is all too often accompanied by poverty and social disadvantage, which contribute to shortened life spans and reduced quality of life. However, there approaches for addressing many of the preventable causes of poor health and mortality in this patient population.

Understanding Child Maltreatment

May 28, 2020

Without normative attachment, children can move into their middle years without the tools to succeed in peer relationships, school, and extracurricular activities, opening the door to perils in adolescence.

Orthorexia Nervosa

May 20, 2020

With increasing interest in pathologically healthful eating, there is considerable need for additional research and psychiatrists who can diagnose and treat orthorexia nervosa (ON). 

Care of the Soul in the Time of COVID-19

May 13, 2020

Beyond unsettling our minds, the current pandemic unsettles our souls in ways we are just beginning to understand. Just as the COVID-19 virus attacks the respiratory tract, the pandemic itself can assault the soul. Dr Pies identifies five manifestations of the crisis.

Riches Abound, So Where Are the Trials for Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder?

May 05, 2020

Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are among the most serious psychiatric disorders and play a disproportionate role among individuals who end up homeless, incarcerated, and who die by suicide. Why the lack of research?