Vol 31 No 12

Introduction: Risk Factors, Pharmacological Interventions, and Sequelae of Suicidal Behavior

December 31, 2014

The articles in this Special Report address suicidal behavior in the context of the role of sexual identity, the effects of antidepressants and lithium on suicidal behavior, and clinicians’ reactions in the aftermath of suicide.

Patient Suicide: Impact on Clinicians

December 31, 2014

As an occupational hazard, preparing for the possibility of patient suicide will help the clinician anticipate the types of support that our colleagues or we may need to weather the event.

The Relationship Between Antidepressant Initiation and Suicide Risk

December 31, 2014

Ten years ago, the FDA placed a black box warning on all antidepressants because of concerns that the medications increase risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior in youths. It's time for the FDA reevaluate that decision.

Mobile Apps for Mental Health

December 26, 2014

Here: a look at Mobilyze and CrossCheck--2 apps currently in development that are embedded within smartphones and designed to capture objective data on patients to provide timely treatment and relapse prevention.

The Selfie in the Digital Age: From Social Media to Sexting

December 25, 2014

Because of the widespread use of selfies by young people in social media and digital communication, it is important to examine the psychology behind the selfie as well as ways mental health professionals can talk to adolescents and their parents about these issues.

The Greatest Hits of 2014?

December 23, 2014

I had planned to make this month’s column about the best 10 advances in psychiatry during 2014. While some things changed for the better for our patients and their families-and our profession-I’ve been having a hard time with my list.