May 21st 2021
Joshua A. Gordon, MD, PhD, National Institute of Mental Health Director, leverages lessons from past natural disasters and traumas to foster resiliency and inform future research endeavors.
April 19th 2021
Australia’s cascading environmental crises are all likely effects of climate change. How can psychiatrists and other mental health stakeholders respond?
April 13th 2021
It is not just a day.
January 8th 2021
The pandemic has triggered an array of emotional, physical, and economic issues but in the midst of this crisis, nations have shared and learned from each other’s experiences.
December 10th 2020
From disasters and social disruptions to existential concerns, climate distress groups may not only provide much-needed support to patients but may also help psychiatry’s public health responses.
Managing Distress in Health Care Workers During COVID-19: Lessons From a Disaster Trauma Lens
We have learned that in order to provide much-needed social support during difficult times, organizations should prepare to take certain steps.
Dear Mental Health Innovators: The COVID-19 Honeymoon Is Almost Over
Society’s psychological reactions to a crisis can be predicted according to disaster response frameworks, which can be used to understand what to build during the evolving COVID-19 crisis, and when those innovations will prove most vital.
From Tragedy to Realism: The Role of Optimism in Pandemic Recovery
What is a “normal” reaction to this pandemic? How does one adapt to a new normal? How does an organization that has to downsize drastically adjust successfully, especially after the “honeymoon period”?
25 Years After the Oklahoma City Bombing
Most of us remember where we were when the terrorist bomb shattered our sense of peace in this usually quiet community. The shockwave travelled for miles and across time.
Resilience, Not Panic, in a Time of Pandemic
For an inspiring model of communal hope and resilience under a dire threat to survival over COVID-19 fears, the author turns to the Fekalists, the prisoners condemned to be sanitation workers in the Lodz ghetto in Nazi-occupied Poland, his parents among them.
PsychPearls: Battling Loneliness During the COVID-19 Pandemic
What can psychiatrists do to help their patients cope with self-quarantine and isolation practices? More in this podcast.
Exploring the Role of Psychiatrists in Disasters
These are hard times, but they get a little easier when we make the decision to unite and go through them together.
Best Practices in Using Telemedicine for ADHD During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Psychiatrists are exploring ways to best serve their patients while complying with the medicolegal restrictions of the coronavirus. Here: approaches to best leverage telemedicine for patients with ADHD.
Mental Health Resources and Guidance: Coronavirus
Psychiatric Times has collected information to answer your most pressing questions, including how to prepare your office and staff, resources for patients, and information you need to implement telepsychiatry.
COVID-19: What's Your Impression?
In this time of uncertainty, sometimes we need to refocus on what’s important. Take a deep breath, and then tell us, what do you think of when you see this image? An image IQ.
Tell Us Your COVID Concerns and Clinical Tips
Psychiatric Times wants to know how the pandemic is impacting your practice and your lives.
The New Game of Microbiology Clue: The Who, When, Where, and Why of the Novel Coronavirus
Psychiatrists must have a basic understanding of the pathophysiology of coronaviruses in order to be able to accurately explain and discuss those issues with their patients, especially as mental health ramifications are expected.
Psychiatrists Beware! The Impact of COVID-19 and Pandemics on Mental Health
Psychiatrists are uniquely situated to help both their patients and the greater community understand the potential impact of the virus and help patients, families, and society deal with this latest threat.
COVID-19 a Pandemic, But Don't Panic
The World Health Organization has officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic, the first precipitated by the coronavirus.
PTSD: Lessons Learned From the Armenia Earthquake
What can psychiatrists in the US do to better prepare themselves and their patients for potential natural disasters? A research psychiatrist answers that question and more in this Psychiatric Times exclusive.
The Role of Psychiatrists During the Coronavirus Outbreak
Emerging infectious disease outbreaks cause significant fear and uncertainty. Psychiatrists can play an important role in supporting the well-being of patients and families, health care personnel, and the general public.
Psychiatric Sequelae of Pandemics
Psychiatrists are likely to encounter patients with depression, anxiety, and paranoia related to communicable diseases and pandemics. Following is a summary of memorable epidemics/pandemics.
Climate Psychiatry Year in Review
Climate medicine: What was once on the radar of just a handful of physicians has exploded into awareness, alarm, and sometimes debate and skepticism. No matter how you look at it, psychiatrists are on the front lines.
Puerto Rico Se Levanta (“Puerto Rico Rises”): From Denial and Passivity to Action and Hope
Hurricane Maria was the wakeup call many Puerto Ricans needed to become active in social justice efforts. Their story serves as an example of transformational resilience.
Out of the Mouth of Babes: School Shooting Survivors Share Their Insights, Concerns
Despite the outpouring of support, are survivors of mass shootings getting the care they really need?
The Aftermath of School Shootings
The impact of school shootings extends far beyond the directly affected school and community. What can we do to help survivors and family members?
Perspectives on the Holiday Season From a California Psychiatrist: No Joy for the World
Many of our patients are in distress, coping with “eco-anxiety” in ways that we have up to now not experienced.
Climate Change and Its Impacts on Mental Health
Climate change poses one of the greatest threats to public health in modern times, and the mental health effects are no less concerning.
PTSD and Suicide After Natural Disasters
This article summarizes literature on post-disaster mental health and describes the public health crisis in Puerto Rico. Special attention is given to highlight higher suicide rates and PTSD that develop in post-disaster areas.
Disaster Check Points for Psychiatrists
Most individuals who have experienced a disaster-related event or epidemic are at increased risk for distress behaviors that have equally significant and chronic consequences. Here’s what psychiatrists need to know.
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.
Gun Violence and Mental Illness: Talking With Liza H. Gold, MD
What policy prescriptions, if any, would you make on a federal level for reducing gun violence in America? That question and more answered.
Psychiatry Roundup: Orlando, Physicians Unite, Defunct Study
In the aftermath of the Orlando massacre, nearly half a million physicians declared war on gun violence. This story and more in our psychiatry roundup.
Psychiatry Roundup: Suicide, Overdose, and Self-Harm
A recent study reported that burnout rates in one hospital were over 75%. This story and more in our psychiatry roundup.
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