Psychiatric Times Vol 37, Issue 6

In Memoriam: Psychiatrists Who Are Coronavirus Casualties

June 22, 2020

One was a civil rights activist. Another, a book illustrator on the side. A third practiced medicine for over 70 years. All served as mentors. No one loss is less profound. Their families and psychiatry mourn them.

The Future of Telepsychiatry

June 22, 2020

How can telepsychiatry improve quality and access to care as well as reduce physician burnout? Telepsychiatry pioneers joined Chris Aiken, MD to discuss tips and tricks in making it work for you.

Immigrant

June 22, 2020

Grandpa Murray, rags to riches, American big shot, the man who dreamt even bigger for his first grandson when he placed a doctor’s bag in my crib . . . the proudest man at my med school graduation.

Culture Wars, COVID-19, and Countertransference: What America’s Cultural Rifts Might Mean for Psychiatry

June 17, 2020

Although it may seem a bit of a luxury to begin an examination of countertransference at a time when life itself hangs in the balance, clinicians may be working with patients whose political views make it very difficult to address their emotional needs.

Neuroprogression of Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents

June 16, 2020

Critical brain maturation occurs from fetal development through adolescence; given the complex and variable nature of these changes, disentangling abnormal neurodevelopment from neuroprogression is a formidable task.

Is It OCD or an Anxiety Disorder? Considerations for Differential Diagnosis and Treatment

June 12, 2020

While it may be challenging to differentiate between OCD and other anxiety disorders, using a multi-informant assessment and understanding the content of a patient’s fears is a fundamental start to outlining an effective treatment plan.

Rediscovering Disordered Selfhood in Schizophrenia

June 08, 2020

Familiarity with self-disorders is an indispensable tool in diagnosing a patient suspected for developing schizophrenia. Such knowledge improves communication with the patient and may serve as a starting point for therapeutic intervention.