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Psychiatric TimesVol 40, Issue 4

"It is amazing how much we know about the magnificent brain—and how much we have yet to learn."




As John J. Miller, MD, writes in this month’s editorial, it is amazing how much we know about the magnificent brain—and how much we have yet to learn. The same can be said of the human body as a whole, and how much we continue to learn not just about the individual organs and systems, but also how they interact and work together.

Psychiatry as a field has been a proponent of the whole-body approach for years, and many articles in our print issues and our website discuss the clinical implications of such.

In this issue, for example, Jonathan E. Hickman, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC, discusses his treatment strategies for a patient with schizophrenia who later received a cancer diagnosis—and the potential link between the schizophrenia treatment and the cancer. He shares how research and collaboration with the oncologist helped yield the best results for the patient.

Closer to home in the brain, this month’s continuing medical education article discusses dementia pathophysiology and its implications for psychiatry, again noting the importance of collaborating, this time for psychiatrists and neurologists.

With that in mind, the editors at Psychiatric Times® have begun to reach out to their counterparts across MJH Life Sciences® in medical disciplines like eye care, dermatology, and internal medicine, to name a few. If there is an issue between psychiatry and another field you would like to read about, please let us know via

In the meantime, both online at and from cover to cover in this print issue, you can continue to find important clinical pearls and thoughtful commentaries designed to best support you and your patients.

Mike Hennessy Jr

President and CEO, MJH Life Sciences®

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