Schizotypal Personality Disorder

The Autism “Epidemic” Marches On: What is Driving Rates Even Higher?

May 26, 2011

A large and comprehensive study recently performed in Korea has produced a surprising and disturbing result. The rate of autism is reported to be an astounding 1 in 38...

Early Antecedents and Detection of Schizophrenia

March 16, 2011

Much resistance to disorder status for the psychosis-risk syndrome stems from the fact that only a minority of those given the diagnosis really have the disorder.

DSM5 and "Psychosis Risk Syndrome:" Not Ready For Prime Time

March 19, 2010

The proposal for a "Psychosis Risk Syndrome" aims to solve a pressing problem in psychiatry-- the need for early identification and preventive treatment.

Tourette Syndrome

March 06, 2010

New Insights Into Diagnosis, Comorbidities, and Treatment Approaches

Psychopathology and Personality Traits of Pedophiles

June 08, 2009

Because of recent scandals, pedophilia is one of the few psychiatric disorders widely known to the general public.

Treatment Resistance: Challenges and Solutions

September 01, 2007

Treatment resistance occurs in a variety of psychiatric disorders and presents an ongoing challenge as we attempt to optimize treatments for our patients.

Exploring OCD Subtypes and Treatment Resistance

September 01, 2007

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a heterogeneous disorder with a variety of phenotypic expressions. Delineation of clinically distinct subtypes of the disorder may be valuable in predicting treatment response and resistance.

Psychological Therapies for Schizophrenia: Family and Cognitive Interventions

February 01, 2007

Psychological Therapies for Schizophrenia: Family and Cognitive Interventions

Biological Markers and the Future of Early Diagnosis and Treatment in Schizophrenia

February 01, 2007

Biological Markers and the Future of Early Diagnosis and Treatment in Schizophrenia

The Link Between Psychotic Disorders and Substance Use

January 01, 2007

Psychotic disorders are a group of syndromes characterized by positive symptoms, including hallucinations, delusions, and thought disorder; and negative symptoms, including mood symptoms, social withdrawal, and reduced motivation. Cognitive deficits also appear with psychotic disorders. Psychotic disorders rank 22nd in the World Health Organization's list of worldwide causes of disability. This ranking is adjusted for the relatively low lifetime prevalence rate for psychosis; the perceived burden of the disease on those affected with psychotic disorders, as well as their relatives and caregivers, is much higher.