A New PsychiatricTimes.com: What’s In It for You?

February 7, 2010

I invite you to log on and have a good look around at the topic centers filled with clinical information on more than 100 psychiatric disorders. You’ll find the latest psychiatric news, clinical guidelines, details about ongoing clinical trials (for which your patients might be eligible), and patient education information. You’ll find podcasts on topics that range from ethical dilemmas to ways to market your practice. You’ll find archival and brand-new content from Psychiatric Times, and links to our 10 most popular articles. You can earn CME credits and access a number of psychiatric clinical scales. You’ll find classified job listings and details about our upcoming virtual career fair this spring. The site is also home to SearchMedica.com-a search engine specifically designed for psychiatrists and mental health professionals. And if you are moved to post your thoughts and comments about various articles, you can register and do so easily now.

We’ve just unveiled a new and improved Web site . . . www.PsychiatricTimes.com.

I invite you to log on and have a good look around at the topic centers filled with clinical information on more than 100 psychiatric disorders. You’ll find the latest psychiatric news, clinical guidelines, details about ongoing clinical trials (for which your patients might be eligible), and patient education information. You’ll find podcasts on topics that range from ethical dilemmas to ways to market your practice. You’ll find archival and brand-new content from Psychiatric Times, and links to our 10 most popular articles. You can earn CME credits and access a number of psychiatric clinical scales. You’ll find classified job listings and details about our upcoming virtual career fair this spring. The site is also home to SearchMedica.com-a search engine specifically designed for psychiatrists and mental health professionals. And if you are moved to post your thoughts and comments about various articles, you can register and do so easily now.

And we hope you’ll want to add your voice to our “Couch in Crisis” blog. Four distinguished psychiatrists will be posting their comments about issues they believe are critical to the practice of psychiatry. Let me extend a warm welcome to Drs Daniel J. Carlat, Michael Blumenfield, H. Steven Moffic, and James L. Knoll, whose photos and short bios appear below-and let me invite you to join in the blog dialog.

We hope you’ll find our new site to be a valuable resource.

Daniel J. Carlat, MD, is associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston and Editor-in-Chief of The Carlat Psychiatry Report-a monthly newsletter on psychopharmacology that is widely read by psychiatrists and nurses in the United States. His blog, The Carlat Psychiatry Blog (http://www.carlatpsychiatry.blogspot.com), is consistently ranked as one of the 10 most influential health blogs by Wikio and has received an award for outstanding mental health journalism by the Psych Central Web site.

 

Michael Blumenfield, MD, is The Sidney E. Frank Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at New York Medical College. He has recently coedited and coauthored books titled Psychosomatic Medicine (2006 and 2009, Wolters Kluwer) and coedited Intervention and Resilience After Mass Trauma (2008, Cambridge). He is a Past Speaker of the Assembly of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr Blumenfield lives and practices in Woodland Hills, Calif, where he also writes the weekly blog, PsychiatryTalk.com (http://www.psychiatrytalk.com).

 

H. Steven Moffic, MD, has tried to devote his work to underserved and/or misserved populations-including the military, the poor, minorities, the transgendered, and (most recently) prisoners. Dr Moffic is a tenured professor in the departments of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and of family and community medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He has a private practice and has also led a private psychiatric hospital. Dr Moffic’s book The Ethical Way: Challenges and Solutions for Managed Behavioral Healthcare (Jossey-Bass, 1997) was the first on the subject. He has edited ethics columns for 3 psychiatric newsletters.

 

James L. Knoll IV, MD, is an associate professor of psychiatry at the SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, where he is director of forensic psychiatry, and director of the forensic psychiatry fellowship at Central New York Psychiatric Center. Dr Knoll provides forensic consults for the criminal justice system and the private sector. He has authored numerous articles and book chapters and is coeditor of the Correctional Mental Health Report. He contributes frequently to Psychiatric Times and is series editor of the column Psychiatry & The Law. His forensic psychiatry blog, The Edge Effect, can be found at http://wwwedgeeffect.blogspot.com.