Introduction: An Essential Part of the Mental Health Evaluation
An exploration topics that are relevant to most clinicians who work with patients with personality disorders.
New Insights Into Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Despite its survival and final inclusion in DSM-5, narcissistic personality disorder remains a controversial diagnosis. Here: perspectives on diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis.
Comorbid Clinical and Personality Disorders: The Risk of Suicide
Personality disorders are arguably the most challenging for psychiatrists because they are difficult to diagnose and frequently coexist with psychotic, affective, and anxiety disorders.
Does Genius Equal Madness?
The Prinzhorn collection laid the groundwork for psychiatric art and inspired many modern artists.
A Dearth of Psychiatric Beds
The current shortage of psychiatric beds in the US is a major problem. Patients are discharged prematurely and often have to be readmitted or end up homeless or incarcerated.
Amy: The Frenzy of Renown
A review of a compelling documentary on the spectacular rise and catastrophic fall of British singer Amy Winehouse, a star with an old voice in a young body.
Suicide Clusters on College Campuses: Risk, Prevention, Management
Suicide contagion and clusters are more likely among young people in contained communities such as college campuses.
Positive Psychiatry: An Interview With Dilip V. Jeste, MD
A Q&A on the emerging field of positive psychiatry.
Neuropsychiatric Masquerades: Diagnosis and Treatment
A focus on the differential of CNS disorders that present with neuropsychiatric symptoms, their presentations, and guidelines for treatment.
5 Mental Health Diagnostic Challenges: Update on “To Err Is Human”
After a brief description of the scope of an important IOM report, this article summarizes content that is especially relevant for psychiatrists.
When a health system honcho asks me to see his thirty-year-old son “for a little anxiety” I can only agree. He arrives with a girlfriend, the couple dressed like characters from an Armani ad...
Adverse Effects Reduce Drug Efficacy in OCD
A study of treatment tolerance and therapeutic response in children and adolescents with OCD.
Bullying and Depression in Youths
Many teens believe the only way to escape bullying is "not to be here." The author examines recent studies that demonstrate the problem isn't going away.
Madness, Psychiatry, and the Visual Arts in History
While much in the history of “madness” has changed over the course of time, one of the most consistent-yet sometimes overlooked-features of that history has been the presence of the visual arts.
Digital Psychiatry: The Year Ahead
This will be a busy year as the role of new digital tools in medicine converge to offer novel opportunities to clinical care.
Thyroid as a Mood Treatment: Knowns and Unknowns
We see yet another confirmation that thyroid hormone has value as an augmentation agent. What does this mean for our patients?
Campus Protests, Narcissism, and the Dearth of Civility
What can we do, as a society, to reduce the levels of incivility and narcissism that appear to be on the rise?
Embarking on a Forensic Practice
There is a lot to think about when starting a private practice-and yet more to consider when embarking on a forensic psychiatry practice. A review of a classic book that written by a giant in the field.
Adjunctive Monoclonal Antibody Immunotherapy in Schizophrenia
New evidence-coupled with advances in molecular biology-has afforded an unparalleled opportunity to move toward identifying potential new treatments for schizophrenia.
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