Vol 32 No 5

Correcting Psychiatry’s False Assumptions and Implementing Parity

May 27, 2015

It is a source of shame for our nation that for most Americans in need-especially those with serious mental illness-the mental health system is dysfunctional. Nevertheless, we can fix some of the ways the system is broken.

Lessons From Litigation

May 28, 2015

In this article, the author covers some basic mapractice concepts and briefly address 2 key issues that frequently arise in the course of psychiatric malpractice litigation: documentation and the defendant psychiatrist’s deposition.

Psychiatric Care of Patients With Hepatitis C: A Clinical Update

May 29, 2015

The prevalence of chronic hepatitis C virus infection is among the highest in patients with severe underlying mental illness. Here: clinical information on the interface of HCV infection and psychiatric disorders.

How Clinicians Actually Use the DSM: Psychiatric Times Survey Results

May 21, 2015

Given that one of the primary goals of making DSM revisions is to improve its clinical utility, establishing a baseline of current usage is critical to inform future proposals. For this and other reasons, the authors provide preliminary results from research focused on determining clinicians’ actual use of DSM.

Intellectual Disability and Psychiatric Comorbidity: Challenges and Clinical Issues

May 26, 2015

Intellectual disability affects an individual’s functioning in everyday life. The risk for a psychiatric disorder is greater in persons with ID than in those with intelligence in the normal range. Here: the latest information on ID.

Suicide in College Students: A Call to Action

May 22, 2015

College mental health is not just a matter of identifying problems but also of creating a community of students, families, friends, mental health professionals, faculty advisors, and many others to help students gain psychological resiliency.

Depression and Diabetes: Improving Outcomes Through Collaborative Care

May 29, 2015

Depression and diabetes can prey on the shortcomings of our health care system, such as fragmented, episodic care and poor continuity. Coordinating care can be fraught with difficulties, but it is the goal of many current efforts in health care reform.