These editors' picks on noteworthy stories from around the web include topics such as "enhanced" interrogation, minority mental health, forensic psychiatry, new research, and more.
A compilation of editors' picks of noteworthy articles published in July, in order of category.Can you think of other important or interesting stories? Let us know in the comments box (include your full name and professional title please). [mentions are not endorsements]Sources:Antipsychotics Too Often Prescribed For Aggression In ChildrenJob Hunting With SchizophreniaPsychologists and ‘Enhanced’ InterrogationA Psychologist as Warden? Jail and Mental Illness Intersect in ChicagoIt's Not a ‘White Thing’: The Mythology of Suicide in Black American LivesPrevention of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Predicting Response to TraumaFor last month's Roundup, click here.To view the slides in PDF format, click here.
Antipsychotics Too Often Prescribed For Aggression In Children
Ms Shute summarizes findings from a study in a JAMA Psychiatry article by Mark Olfson, MD and colleagues, noting that antipsychotics are often prescribed for impulsiveness, ADHD, and disruptive behaviors when other, safer treatments are available and FDA approved. A summary to Dr Olfson and colleagues’ article can be found here.
Job Hunting With Schizophrenia
Most Americans with schizophrenia can and want to work but the majority are unemployed. Sita Diehl, the director of state policy and advocacy for NAMI, is quoted as saying, "The truth is that the majority of people with schizophrenia are willing and able to thrive in the workplace if they find a job that fits their interests, works with their strengths and talents, and offers them some accommodations."
Psychologists and ‘Enhanced’ Interrogation
An independent review to the American Psychological Association reports that psychologists worked closely with the CIA “to blunt dissent inside the agency over an interrogation program that is now known to have included torture.”
A Psychologist as Warden? Jail and Mental Illness Intersect in Chicago
An “unlikely warden,” Cook County Jail’s Dr Jones Tapia explores strategies to manage the overflow of inmates of who struggle with psychiatric disorders.
It's Not a ‘White Thing’: The Mythology of Suicide in Black American Lives
The author writes, “There are many reasons to doubt that Sandra Bland’s death in police custody was suicide, not least of which because it’s hard for the black community to imagine killing ourselves when living in the US means dying early anyway.”
Prevention of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Predicting Response to Trauma
Dr Harris examines various predictors and responses to trauma, as well as resilience, epidemiological factors, and treatments/interventions.