September always feels like back-to-school season...
September always feels like back-to-school season, even though many districts across the country start earlier. The smell of fall is in the air as the kids gather their books and march back to school, some with more enthusiasm than others. Little do they realize the importance of ongoing education and the likely role learning will continue to play in their lives.
As professionals in a dynamic medical field, psychiatrists and psychiatric clinicians recognize this need to continue learn and grow, especially as science progresses. Perhaps that is why the serotonin debate that hit the popular press struck such a chord with readers and contributors alike. In this issue, you will read insights from a former editor in chief and the current one. They discuss the facts and the myths and provide balanced commentaries to keep you up-to-date and confident in your prescribing practices.
No doubt, the onslaught of criticisms against psychiatry can take its toll. This month’s Special Report continues the exploration of physician wellness and burnout prevention. Sometimes the hardest lesson is learning to take care of oneself, especially for those in caring professions. However, the friendly skies provide the cues you should follow: It is important to put the oxygen mask on yourself before assisting others.
School continues to be in session as, from cover to cover, Psychiatric Times™ provides you with clinical pearls, data, and practical support aids so you can successfully take care of yourself and your patients.
Mike Hennessy Jr
President and CEO, MJH Life Sciences®