Forensic Psychiatry: An Essential Major Subspecialty
With a consistent and evolving presence in the US, forensic psychiatry has grown increasingly complex, with many specialty areas under its subspecialty umbrella.
Parents Who Kill: Clinical and Legal Perspectives
Psychiatrists should not be afraid to assess parenting issues and other stressors when treating depressed or psychotic parents of young children.
Children of High-Conflict Divorce Face Many Challenges
About 25% of children in the US live with only one parent; the fallout from contentious divorces often leaves them susceptible to any number of damaging scenarios.
The Intersection of Geriatric and Forensic Psychiatry
This article reviews a wide array of medicolegal, risk management, regulatory, and forensic mental health issues in the older population, which is growing at an accelerated rate.
Challenges in Assessing and Managing Malingering, Factitious Disorder, and Related Somatic Disorders
Reporting of symptoms that are beyond available medical evidence is a central feature of malingering and related conditions, making the clinical differentiation of these disorders a challenge.
Forensic Evaluations: Testamentary Capacity
This article focuses primarily on the issues facing a psychiatrist who has been retained as an expert witness in a will or trust contest involving claims of a lack of capacity.
Addiction, AIDS, and NIDA’s Overseas Program
A report on substance abuse and HIV research around the world.
Climate Change and Mental Health
The effects of climate change are severe and global, affecting world economies, triggering migrations and wars, and having profound effects on mental and physical health.
The 10 Most Important Changes in Psychiatry Since 1945: An Invitation to Readers
The views of mental health experts on changes in psychiatric theory and practice since World War II.
The Neurobiology of Psychotherapy
An update on what happens in the brain when the mind is engaged in psychotherapy.
Back to the Future
The Editor in Chief of Psychiatric Times discusses some of our new initiatives to bring readers the most up-to-date information in the field of psychiatry.
Adult ADHD: A Review of the Clinical Presentation, Challenges, and Treatment Options
The clinical presentation and functional impacts of ADHD in adults vary greatly from their child and adolescent counterparts. Here: latest information on this complex topic.
Life Lessons Learned From Addictions
A reminder that success in life requires paying attention to the basics, starting with showing up and hanging in there.
Caring for the Patient
I want my patients to believe I consider Peabody’s advice before I see them, that I recognize our shared humanity...
The Serotonin Transporter Gene: What's New?
Striking findings on the relationship between stress and depression.
Flibanserin: More Than Just a “Pink Viagra”
Flibanserin is a breakthrough. We will finally be able to talk to women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder about a treatment that has FDA approval.
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