Mentalization-Based Treatment: A Common-Sense Approach to Borderline Personality DisorderMarch 31st 2016
MBT presents a compromise to bridge the valuable history of psychoanalytic ideas to both modern psychiatric research as well as present public health needs and practice.
Managing Ebola: An Archaeology of DiseaseJuly 2nd 2015
Playing helpless witness to a growing epidemic with no cure takes us back in time. The Hippocratics called it the “art” of medicine. It does not take a psychiatrist, however, to see that this “artful” approach frequently fails in public health crises.
Preventing and Treating School Refusal and Severe Social WithdrawalMay 19th 2015
Twenty five years ago, “hikikomori” was a new term in Japan, used to describe severe and prolonged school refusal in teenagers, sometimes evolving into complete social withdrawal. The shut-in phenomenon has since gone global.
Using Psychodrama to Teach CBTApril 29th 2015
Is it possible to add creative twists to proven therapeutic techniques in order to encourage reluctant patients to try safe and effective treatments that we believe can benefit them? After reading the case, tell us what you think.
Reflecting on the Spiritual ManApril 24th 2015
Watchman Nee’s suggestion of a potential link between spirituality and mental health is no longer foreign to the field of psychiatry. Recent studies indicate that spiritual beliefs may have a positive effect on mental health.
Managing Anxiety in the Medically Ill
The authors examine anxiety in the medically ill: its presence secondary to or as an impersonator of physical illness and its diagnostic and management challenges.