Antisocial Personality Disorder

The Hidden Suffering of the Psychopath

October 07, 2014

The psychopath has the image of a cold, heartless, inhuman being. But do all psychopaths show a complete lack of normal emotional capacities and empathy?

Course and Treatment Outcomes of ADHD

May 12, 2014

What factors are involved in parents’ decision to begin medication treatment for a child with ADHD? An overview of studies that provide clinically relevant information related to the course and treatment outcomes of ADHD in children and adolescents.

Infographic: Men With Versus Men Without ADHD in Childhood

March 10, 2014

The results of the study featured in this infographic showed that compared with men without childhood ADHD, men with childhood ADHD had higher rates of ongoing issues in adulthood.

Survived by One: The Life and Mind of a Family Mass Murderer

March 05, 2014

There are many stories written about serial killers and murderers, books that narrate the life course of individuals who commit heinous acts. However, few have been written by murderers explaining their lives first-hand.

Mass Murder and Psychiatry

December 17, 2012

What we know for sure is that for all the young children and adults who were killed in Newtown, their world ended a week ago. Soon after the tragedy, one of the fathers of a child killed tearfully pleaded for society to learn from what happened in order to prevent future mass murders. Here, recommendations from a psychiatrist.

The Adolescent Brain Is Different

October 27, 2012

Assessments of partial culpability of adolescents are difficult in individual cases; however, the courts are moving away from mandatory sentencing to individual determinations, even for the most heinous crimes.

Traumatic Brain Injury in Children and Adolescents

October 27, 2012

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children and adolescents is a major public health problem. Psychiatrists have a crucial role in the management of young persons who have a TBI.

Why Psychiatrists Must Confront Gun-related Violence

October 26, 2012

If we, as a people, continue to sacrifice genuine security for a false sense of freedom, we shall find ourselves in a nation neither secure nor free.

Violence in the Media: What Effects on Behavior?

October 05, 2012

"You turn on the television, and violence is there. You go to a movie, and violence is there."

Neuropsychiatric Differences Between Boys and Girls With ADHD

October 03, 2012

Boys with ADHD can present with different cognitive and behavioral patterns than girls with ADHD. Despite these factors, girls with ADHD remain at significant psychosocial risk into adulthood.