Over on Clinical Psychiatry News, I wrote a an article about still-unfolding story of the Germanwings co-pilot who deliberately crashed a plane into the French Alps, killing 150 people. Please surf over to read Was Mental Illness a Factor is the Germanwings Crash. Show More Summary
When Jay Olson was a 5-year-old living in Vancouver, British Columbia, a magician pulled a coin from his ear and sparked a lifelong fascination with magic. Now a 28-year-old professional magician and a psychiatry graduate student atShow More Summary
When a non-fiction book by someone in power, like Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry by former American Psychiatric Association President Jeffrey Lieberman includes a description of dropping acid you know you're in for a fun read. Show More Summary
Jeffrey Lieberman will discuss his book about the history of psychiatry Sunday at Politics & Prose. [ more › ]
Military service affects a soldier’s family almost as much as the solider himself. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry reports that following military parents’ return from...Show More Summary
Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) could be at greater risk of becoming obese, a study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry shows. “We found that ADHD was a risk factor for later obesity,” said Alina Rodriguez, a visiting professor at Imperial College London, UK, whose recent study found […]
Episode Description: Dr. Judson Brewer is an assistant professor at Yale in psychiatry and a contemplative scientist studying the effects of meditation on the brain. He and his colleagues believe they have found a way to use FMRI to give meditators real time feedback on their mindfulness practice. Show More Summary
Image Source Business leaders take note: working out can relieve both short- and long-term stress. This is according to Harvard Medical School associate clinical professor of psychiatry Dr. John Ratey, who’s remarked that exercise is capable... Read more
Last week, The New York Times published an op-ed by psychiatrist Julie Holland called "Medicating Women's Feelings." I read it because I was hoping it was going to be a critique of how society has historically used psychiatry and pharmaceuticals to control women's bodies and behaviors. Show More Summary
Over on Clinical Psychiatry News this week, I wrote an article called Addressing the Psychiatrist Shortage: What Keeps us from seeing More Patients?. Please check it out and tell me what you think. ----- Listen to our latest podcast at mythreeshrinks.com or subscribe to our rss feed. Email us at mythreeshrinks at gmail dot com Our book is out now.
Voices in people's heads are far more varied and complex than previously thought, according to new research by Durham and Stanford universities, published in The Lancet Psychiatry today. One of the largest and most detailed studies to...Show More Summary
In a study published in the current online issue of JAMA Psychiatry, an international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, report finding a highly accurate blood-basedShow More Summary
Prescribing medications has long been a trial-and-error approach for nearly any medication you could take. That’s been especially true in psychiatry, where there are dozens of medications that could be prescribed for common mental health concerns, such as anxiety, depression and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). What if doctors had a better idea ahead of […]
Visual journaling [aka art journaling] is a practice that has a long history among artists. Because of its history in art and psychiatry, visual/art journaling has also become one of the basic methods used in art therapy for stress reduction and self-regulation, particularly for individuals who are recovering from trauma or loss.
A flurry of research on the power of belief, and how we approach risky and subconscious decisions and behaviors, makes for some intriguing and life altering insights in this month’s best and worst findings from the rapidly evolving fields of psychology and psychiatry. We would also like to celebrate the February birthdates of two psychology […]
In somewhere between 74% and 98% of autism spectrum disorder cases, genes are to blame. So say researchers out of King's College London in the journal JAMA Psychiatry after studying both identical and fraternal twins. In fact, hundreds of genes could contribute to the development of autism, although because genes...
New research published today in the American Journal of Psychiatry indicates a strong link between subthreshold manic episodes and likelihood of developing bipolar disorder in children of parents with bipolar disorder. The study's findings...Show More Summary
Almost forty years after the publication in 1980 of the epic third edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) of the American Psychiatric Association, it is starting to become apparent that psychiatry made a historic mistake in getting rid of its traditional three or four depressive illnesses.
Whether it be clearing inboxes, constantly checking up on our friends, or getting in a quick round of Candy Crush, we just can't stop. But what makes our tech so addicting? Dr. Dan Siegel, a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA...Show More Summary