Editors' picks this month include stories on future directions in leadership, schizophrenia research, mental health in the workplace, and big changes around the corner.
Â Â A compilation of editors' picks of noteworthy articles published in October, in no particular order.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]For last month's Roundup, click here.To view the slides in PDF format, click here.
Back to the Future, by Allan Tasman, MD
This month’s editorial is all about the future-Psychiatric Times’ future plans with psychiatric subspecialties, NIMH Director Thomas Insel’s move to Google Life Sciences, and directions in mental health. âPsychiatric Times. Image Â©Vitstudio/Shutterstock
Before Working in Psychiatry, I Didn't Think Mental Health Problems Were Real
“So while most of my colleagues were out in the enticing world of medicine and surgery, I was to spend five weeks on an adult psychiatric ward,” writes an anonymous medical student in this blog post. “The role of a psychiatrist and the positive change they make in a person’s life should be celebrated more in medical school . . . [and] there should be mental health training throughout our careers.” Image: Â©file404/Shutterstock âThe Guardian
Self-harm Emergencies After Bariatric Surgery
In a population-based, self-matched, longitudinal cohort analysis, Bhatti and colleagues sought to measure self-harm emergencies 3 years before and after surgery. They found that “a total of 111 patients had 158 self-harm emergencies during follow-up. Overall, self-harm emergencies significantly increased after surgery.” Image: Â©OcskayMark/Shutterstock âJAMA Surgery
Dr Tom Insel to Step Down as NIMH Director
Thomas R. Insel, MD, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health for over a decade, moves to Google Life Sciences: “That the life sciences team at Google would establish a major exploration into mental health is by itself a significant statement-recognizing the burden of illness from psychosis, mood disorders, and autism as well as the opportunity for technology to make a major impact to change the world for the millions affected. The Google philosophy has been to seek a 10x impact on hard problems. I am looking forward to a 10x challenge in mental health.” Image Â©NIMH
Comprehensive Versus Usual Community Care for First-Episode Psychosisew Approach Advised to Treat Schizophrenia
The authors conclude: “Comprehensive care for first-episode psychosis can be implemented in U.S. community clinics and improves functional and clinical outcomes. Effects are more pronounced for those with shorter duration of untreated psychosis.” Image: Â©NomadSoul/Shutterstock âAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
How Performance Reviews Compromise Mental Health
You thought it, and now you know it: Performance reviews are bad for you. Progressive companies are now trying a new approach to the review process: "Neuroscience shows that traditional reviews can leave employees stressed." Image: Â©Gagus/Shutterstock âThe Wall Street Journal