Racism, Policing, and COVID-19 Disparities: We Need Action!August 20th 2020
This moment in history cannot be lost. When you ask us if we are okay, be prepared to hear us say we are not . . . and never have been. Then be prepared to do more.
Youth Suicide Screening PathwayJune 25th 2020
Suicide risk screening is especially challenging. Although data are not yet available to ascertain how COVID-19 will affect the suicide rate, the 3-tiered clinical pathway has been revised to accommodate mostly telehealth screening.
Asking for Help? What Health Professionals Need to KnowJune 18th 2020
Nearly 40% of physicians are reluctant to seek medical care for a mental health condition. There is discrimination in medical licensing, difficulty retaining hospital privileges, and interruptions in professional advancement. A secret remains untreated and stigma continues.
How and Why Clinicians Should Take a Thorough Work History During COVID-19 and Beyond
Dr Daven Morrison provides his views on how and why psychiatrists should take a thorough work history, especially now, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
How to Support and Evaluate Patients Experiencing or Fearing Job Loss in the Era of COVID-19
In this podcast, psychiatrists from the Group for Advancement of Psychiatry, Work and Organizations committee walk us through assessing how a patient's work ties to their sense of identity. They describe ways to validate a patient's feelings, provide reassurance, and help manage their emotions.
May 26, 1925: The First Malariotherapy Trial in AustraliaMay 8th 2020
Treatment for "the scourge of psychiatry" involved malariotherapy-infecting the patient with malaria; the resulting high fevers were believed to kill off the syphilis organisms.
Physical Exercise: Lowering Mortality Among Patients With DepressionMay 7th 2020
The premature mortality of individuals with depression is an alarming public health concern. Physical exercise may help address this concern, but it represents an underutilized intervention.
Supporting Health Care Workers in Distress While Avoiding “Trauma” NarrativesMay 7th 2020
The current COVID-19 crisis is a wake-up call to how dangerously our health care workforce has been chronically over-stretched. Effective solutions are discussed.
Engaging Medical Students in the Time of COVID-19April 30th 2020
For all educators, this is a time of great uncertainty, yet we must continue to engage and encourage students interested in pursuing careers in psychiatry, as well as facilitate comparable virtual clinical experiences for students
Coronavirus Disease 2019: The First Wave and BeyondApril 28th 2020
What is the nature of the virus turning the world upside down? Dr Sheldon Preskorn shares critical clinical information to better understand the virus, testing, and what might the future hold as we look to turn the corner in this pandemic.