October 31st 2023
Just because a patient has anxiety or past trauma does not mean they cannot enjoy this spooky holiday…
September 6th 2023
The senior vice president of research at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention offers thoughts on suicide and students.
August 29th 2023
A recent survey found mental health and finances were some of the top stressors for college students.
August 21st 2023
The 988 Implementation Act was introduced on July 25. What impact will it have on care?
August 18th 2023
One professional psychiatrist shares his account of living with bipolar affective disorder.
The Gut-Brain Connection: An Upcoming Study on Psilocybin-Assisted Psychotherapy and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
A phase 2A trial recently received confirmation to proceed in investigating psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy in the treatment of adult patients with IBS.
The Renaissance of Behavioral Health: 988 and Crisis Care
Learn more about a comprehensive system of care for those who are in crisis and need immediate access to care, aided by the new 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.
Inside 988 Lifeline: Conversations with a Crisis Counselor
What is it like to be a 988 counselor?
Earthquake Relief Efforts: Frontline Heroes
We connected with a group working on the frontlines of Southern Turkey and Northern Syria to assist the survivors of the devastating earthquake.
25 Years of Poetry of the Times
Celebrating 25 years of Poetry of the Times with Richard Berlin, MD!
Mental Health Deserts for American Indians and Alaska Natives
How can you better provide care for American Indians and Alaska Natives?
Strangers to Ourselves: How to Better Understand the Lives of Our Patients
“My ideal for the book was a kind of prism: If you look at the same questions from different angles, the answers will subtly change.”
New Poll Data Shows US Adults Believe Suicide Can be Prevented
A new poll sought to understand the public’s beliefs about mental health and suicide prevention. Here are the results.
The Role of Alcohol and Substances in Suicide
Suicide Prevention Week is September 4-10. Are you ready?
Psychedelics for the Treatment of Binge Eating Disorder in Males
This new study is evaluating how effective psychedelics can be in the treatment of binge eating disorder.
Mental Health App Collaborates With the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention collaborates with Most Days, a mental health app, to provide suicide prevention expertise and content. Learn more about the partnership here.
Taking a Look at Child Athlete Mental Health
Is the mental health of young athletes in danger?
TikTok: Biggest Concerns for Children and Adolescents
TikTok: How is it harming child and adolescent mental health?
The Blueprint: Strategizing and Partnering to End Youth Suicide
The Chief Medical Officer for the AFSP sat down with Psychiatric Times to talk about the new Blueprint for Youth Suicide Prevention.
Concerning Content: TikTok’s Effect on Child and Adolescent Mental Health
TikTok has over 1 billion users and dominates youth culture. But is it damaging their mental health?
Cultish: Techniques of Manipulation
What cultish language do cult leaders and abusive partners both commonly use?
The Creative Side: A Psychiatrist’s Tale
A psychiatrist shares his love of poetry and how it has helped him personally and professionally.
Poetry for PTSD and Preventing Suicide
This renowned psychiatrist is donating a portion of the proceeds from his book sales to help stop US military veteran suicides.
Advances in Predicting and Diagnosing ADHD
New research brings us closer to linking diagnostically predictive connectivity patterns in patients with ADHD.
Consensus Statement Revises Previous Assertions About ADHD
A collection of validated statements addresses overarching topics ranging from nutrition, neuropsychiatry, and nonpharmacologic treatments.
A Psychiatrist Weaving Conceptual and Empirical Work
An interview with Kenneth S. Kendler, MD, vice-chair of the American Psychiatric Association DSM Steering Committee, author of more than 1200 articles, and one of the highest-cited researchers in psychiatry.
Improving Care in Teens With Opioid Use Disorder
With opioid use disorder, a tiny fraction of young patients are getting treatment, which would not be acceptable for any other medical condition.
Sense-Making and the Enactive Turn in Psychiatry: Sanneke de Haan, PhD
In this interview with Dr Aftab, Dr de Haan discusses her enactive approach to psychiatry which applies insights from enactivism to help conceptualize and navigate the immense complexity of factors that contribute to psychiatric disorders, and articulates the enactive view of psychiatric disorders as disorders of sense-making.
3E Approach to Psychopathology: Kristopher Nielsen, PhD
In this interview with Dr Aftab, Dr Nielsen discusses his approach to psychiatry which sees mental disorders as dysfunctions in the behavioral and experiential processes representing “sticky tendencies” in the human brain-body-environment system.
Phenomenology, Power, Polarization, and the Discourse on Psychosis: Nev Jones, PhD
Having experienced psychosis herself, a psychologist wants us to rethink how we understand and treat this complex condition.
Psychiatry’s Intellectual Crisis: Giovanni Fava, MD
"It is simply wishful thinking to believe that one course of treatment may entail the solution to problems that we encounter in complex cases," says Dr Fava. Dr Aftab explores a multitude of issues in psychiatry and science in this interview.
The Medical Model in Theory and Practice: Ahmed Samei Huda, MBChb, MSC
In this interview with Dr Aftab, Dr Huda discusses his views on the medical model in psychiatry, the misconceptions surrounding it, its strengths and limitations, and its relationship with other frameworks.
Moving Beyond Psychiatric Diagnosis: Lucy Johnstone, PsyD
In this interview, Dr Aftab and Dr Johnstone discuss her criticisms of psychiatric diagnosis and her approach to psychological formulation as a conceptual alternative to diagnosis.
Psychoanalysis and the Re-Enchantment of Psychiatry: Jonathan Shedler, PhD
In this interview, Dr Aftab and Dr Shedler discuss the relationship between the psychoanalytic worldview and the medical model, and they reexamine the role of psychodynamic psychotherapy in contemporary psychiatry and psychology.
The Many Histories of Biological Psychiatry: Anne Harrington, DPhil
An interview with Dr Anne Harrington, who offers a stimulating and thought-provoking historical perspective on the evolution of biological psychiatry from the German histopathologists to the present time in her recent book.
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