Introduction: An Update on Psychiatric Effects of Toxic Exposures
A report on the psychiatric effects of environmental and chemical toxins.
Understanding the Link Between Lead Toxicity and ADHD
When ADHD is present, a survey of possible lead exposure can be considered, and here's why.
Environmental Toxicants and Autism Spectrum Disorder
On the association between symptoms of autism spectrum disorder with environmental toxin exposure.
The Influence of Diet on ADHD
There is good emerging evidence that aspects of diet can indeed affect ADHD. Clinical recommendations here.
On the Mark: Translating Biomarker Technology to Clinical Neurotoxicity
Recent research in neurotoxicology has underscored the importance of chemical exposures as facilitators of neurological dysfunction.
Neurobiology and Clinical Manifestations of Methamphetamine Neurotoxicity
Here: devastating short- and long-term behavioral and physiological effects of methamphetamine neurotoxicity and the implications for treatment.
Scene From The Fall: Mental Ward US Military Hospital, Nuremberg, Germany
Here we present an excerpt from a screenplay to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps.
Transplant Psychiatry: An Introduction, Part 1
Psychiatrists are playing an ever-increasing role in the evaluation and care of organ transplant candidates and living organ donors-before and after transplant.
Global Mental Health and the Demolition of Culture
Suggestions for what psychiatry can do to alleviate, contain, and eventually prevent or avoid the demolition of culture and health.
Whistle While You Work, Stevenson’s a Jerk
When was the last time in the midst of a presidential campaign that psychiatric diagnostic criteria were being discussed so widely?
End of the Season
Half price T-shirts and ice cream cones, no more tomatoes or New York Times, people out patching the roof, putting up storms, the last guests gone tomorrow.
The Virus Connection: How Viruses Affect Psychiatric Pathologies
Here's a deep dive into possible mechanisms by which viruses may contribute to mental illness.
PatientsLikeMe: Crowdsourced Patient Health Data as a Clinical Tool in Psychiatry
Patients want to know what to expect with a given treatment, how their experiences compare with those of others, or whether they are alone in coping with their conditions. Who best to answer these questions than others like them?
Embracing Technology: Do It for Your Patients!
"Adopting technology for myself is one thing. It’s something completely different when technology is available for my patients and I’m not using it."
Creativity and Mental Illness: Richard Kogan on Rachmaninoff
An important questions for clinicians is whether treatment of a psychiatric disorder will enhance or diminish creativity.
The Results of a Psychiatric Poll on Presidential Candidates
We are ethically constrained by the Goldwater Rule, but here are the data from an artfully crafted secret poll on the Presidential campaign.
Addressing the Aftermath of Suicide: Why We Need Postvention
Here: a brief review of the literature on postvention efforts; the effects on the victim’s caregivers; and a guide to resources to help manage survivors’ and caregivers’ emotions and dread.
Ordinarily Well: The Case for Antidepressants
A searching interrogation of scientific findings reflected against experience with patients.
Comorbid ADHD and Depression: Assessment and Treatment Strategies
Potential risk factors related to comorbid ADHD and depression, strategies for proper diagnosis, and treatment approaches.
Quality of Life and the Case for Antipsychotics
The authors examine the literature on "quality of life" and how antipsychotics improve that for patients with schizophrenia.
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