Vol 33 No 7

Powerful Stories-Winners of Our Writer’s Contest

August 05, 2016

Even though I’ve read these stories a number of times, I still have an intense emotional response to each of them. They remind me that our work is of incredible personal importance to our patients and of such emotional meaning to us too.

Foster Care

August 05, 2016

When you have been neglected, made to feel so unimportant, passed around from place to place as though your life doesn’t matter, any genuine caring attention you can give that young person means the world.

Pedophilia: Interventions That Work

July 29, 2016

“Once a pedophile always a pedophile” is so 30 years ago. The author updates the realities about sex offenders and why psychiatrists should be more optimistic about their patients’ prognoses.

Bioethical Challenges for Psychiatrists: Determination of Decisional Capacity

July 26, 2016

The authors parse myths and facts about decisional capacity, with the goal of preserving patients' dignity and autonomy and helping you mediate conflicts, meet bioethical challenges, and provide compassionate resolutions.

Psychiatric Spotlight on Child Sexual Abuse

July 16, 2016

The ability to diagnose pedophilia is key to preventing child sexual abuse: it makes possible accurate risk assessment and informed decisions regarding who is safe to work with children-and who is not.