Vol 33 No 8

Game of Thrones: HCE

August 30, 2016

Game of Thrones is the first of 5 novels comprising A Tale of Ice and Fire, by George M.M. Martin. The series has captivated millions of fans worldwide. I’ve unexpectedly joined them.

Introduction: A Focus on Differential Diagnoses, Comorbidity, and Suicide Risk

August 31, 2016

Some of the most common challenges include the diagnosis of a mood disorder, especially a bipolar disorder, and the assessment and management of comorbidities and suicidalities in patients with a mood disorder. Here's an overview.

Lessons Learned From the International Society for Bipolar Disorders Task Force on Suicide

August 31, 2016

What is the actual risk of suicide attempts or suicide death in people with bipolar disorder? How does a BD diagnosis affect short-term and long-term suicide risk? How should a BD diagnosis help guide us toward the most effective suicide prevention strategies?

The “Hard” and “Soft” Phenotypic Boundaries of Bipolar Disorder

August 31, 2016

There is no substitute for understanding one’s patient as an individual, and treating accordingly, keeping in mind the possibility that not all psychosis is schizophrenia and that moodiness may or may not indicate a place in the bipolar spectrum.

Artists and Psychiatrists-or the “Art” of Psychiatry

August 30, 2016

Art theory from the 20th century onward-despite the latter day efforts at denial-was nearly indistinguishable from psychoanalytic theory, and it parallels the philosophical struggles and pains that continue to plague psychiatry.