Vol 32 No 9

Sleep Disturbances After Traumatic Brain Injury

September 30, 2015

Sleep-related problems are among the most disabling consequences of TBI, with multiple influences: impairment of neuronal plasticity, metabolomic alterations, loss of vascular homeostasis, and disruption of the blood-brain barrier. The authors take a close look.

Clinical Care of the Suicidal College Student: When and How to Involve Parents

September 23, 2015

Twenty years ago, it was rare for college students to mention suicidal thoughts, and even more rare to involve parents in their care. Today, students are more likely to describe suicidal ideation, necessitating a more thorough safety assessment with potential outreach to parents.

Somatoform and Related Disorders: An Update

September 18, 2015

Potentially over-inclusive DSM-5 diagnostic categories for somatic disorders can result in a confusing overlap of criteria. These authors sort through the challenges of the differential diagnosis-and map out a well-structured treatment plan.

Tough Love of Community: The Citizen Review Committee of the Houston Police Department

September 15, 2015

The story is decades old, but it reverberates today -- incidents of police brutality and excessive force, sometimes lethal. Here's a psychiatrist's story of serving on a citizen's review committee in Houston back in the day.

Separating the Wheat From the Chaff

September 14, 2015

Don't miss the June 28th issue of the New York Times magazine with a special series on psychiatric issues that illustrate for general readers some of the most important - and exciting - advances in our field.