Spring Has Sprung

Psychiatric TimesVol 33 No 4
Volume 33
Issue 4

Although genetic discoveries are sprouting up like wildflowers, let's stop and smell the roses.

Editor in Chief

It’s spring, the time of year nature begins to go wild. This must have something to do with why our presidential primary season has been so crazy. But, for me, far more important at this time of year is that my garden has started growing. My most therapeutic activity is gardening, so I’m really glad things have started to sprout.

My garden isn’t the only thing changing at this time of year. This is a time of change for Psychiatric Times too.

One aspect of our publication has already begun to change. In the fall I wrote here that we would be collaborating with a number of our psychiatry subspecialty organizations. The goal is to bring our readers even more up to date with cutting-edge information from the frontiers of our field. I’m happy to report that these collaborations are now well underway, and you’ve already read contributions from several of our partners. Much more to come!

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Over the coming year, you’ll see regular periodic columns from the American Academy for Addiction Psychiatry, the American Association of Community Psychiatrists, the American Association of Emergency Psychiatry, the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, and the National Network of Depression Centers.

And, by popular demand, Harvey R. Greenberg, MD-our favorite movie columnist-is now back with us. Harvey’s thoughtful in-depth discussions of new films have been among the most well-received columns in Psychiatric Times. His recent review of Amy, the documentary about the amazing singer Amy Winehouse who died tragically as a result of her alcohol addiction,1 and his cover story on Making a Murderer are promises of more to come.

Also, there is still time to join our writer’s contest, which ends on May 2. I invite you to submit your essay on “The patient who made me a better psychiatrist” to editor@psychiatrictimes.com. Details here.

Finally-if you are a psychiatry resident, fellow, or psychiatrist in practice for less than 5 years, we invite you to make your voice heard about what’s going on in the trenches of psychiatry via the Psychiatric Times Early Career Advisory Board. Please send us an email to editor@psychiatrictimes.com.

Last, but certainly not least, Psychiatric Times will soon be offering 30 free category 1 CME credits-up from our current 18. Stay tuned for details.

So, to continue the garden metaphor, although I had planned to write this month about more new genetic discoveries in our field, which are sprouting up like wildflowers, I’m going to hold off discussing more of these until another time. For now, it’s time for me to get back out to my actual garden.


1. Greenberg HR. Amy: the frenzy of renown. Psychiatric Times. 2016;33(2):29-38.

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