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UTHealth's Jair Soares, M.D., Ph.D., Named Chancellor's Health Fellow

Jair C. Soares, M.D., Ph.D., chair of McGovern Medical School Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Pat R. Rutherford Chair in Psychiatry, has been named a 2016 Chancellor's Health Fellow for The University of Texas System Office of Health Affairs.

Proven wrong about many of its assertions, is Psychiatry bullsht?

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Some psychiatrists view the chemical-imbalance theory as a well-meaning lie....

Proven Wrong About Many of Its Assertions, Is Psychiatry Bullsht?

Click here for reuse options! Some psychiatrists view the chemical-imbalance theory as a well-meaning lie. In the current issue of the journal Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry, Australian dissident psychiatrist Niall McLaren titles his article, “Psychiatry as Bullshit” and makes a case for just that. Show More Summary

Can Psychiatry Turn Itself around?

The public is deeply skeptical about the profession—but given the problems of addiction, depression and other forms of mental illness, we need it more than ever -- Read more on

Psychiatry When You Don't Speak the Language

An afternoon in a Chinese clinic makes it clear how important a patient's speech can be to making a diagnosis -- Read more on

Why Professional Sports Should be More Like Psychiatry

Okay, so we all have our strengths and our weaknesses. I get calls from people all the time and they tell me their problems over the phone, but sometimes we don't end up scheduling or they don't end up coming, so at this point, the story isn't the story until the patient is in front of me. Show More Summary

Research Links Sleep Habits to Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Use

A study led by researchers from the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Pitt Department of Psychology has identified a possible link between adolescent sleep habits and early substance abuse. Show More Summary

Does psychiatry worsen mental illness stigma?

When a person gets depressed over their divorce, they are said to have a mental illness. When a person becomes psychotic from a manic episode due to their bipolar disorder, they are also said to have a mental illness. But are both of these illnesses mental illnesses? The definition of mental is that which relates […]

Bedlam was originally a place of sanctuary – now it can be again | Mike Jay

Innovative projects such as MadLove and Re:Create Psychiatry are tapping the potential of patients to transform mental health services A new Wellcome Collection exhibition, Bedlam: the asylum and beyond, which I co-curated with Bárbara Rodriguez Muñoz, uses the story of Royal Bethlem hospital to trace the rise and fall of the mental asylum. Show More Summary

Linking terrorism with mental illness fuels stigma and impedes prevention efforts

An 'automatic assumption' to link terrorist acts with mental illness unfairly stigmatizes the millions of people with mental health problems and impedes prevention efforts, warn psychiatry experts.

American Well Adds Psychiatry Services to its Telehealth Offering

Telehealth provider American Well has added psychiatry services to its core telehealth offering through its clinical partner, The Online Care Group with plans to roll it out across all States in the U.S. by end of 2016. American Well...Show More Summary

Do Aphrodisiac Foods Really Work?

“Foods as aphrodisiacs is totally fantasy. But with sex, sometimes fantasy works,” says Stephen Snyder, M.D., associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Mt. Sinai Hospital. Sorry if we are completely busting the fantasy here, butShow More Summary

Perinatal Psychiatry, Birth Trauma & Perinatal PTSD, Part 3

I recently spoke with Dr. Rebecca Moore to understand more about Birth Trauma and PTSD.

Doctoring requires developing relationships with people

Cleveland Clinic published an article that cited the work of Cynthia Kubu, PhD, a neuropsychologist in Cleveland Clinic’s department of psychiatry and psychology. She examined the potential of focusing on relationship center care to help provide good care and long-term care giving for physicians. Show More Summary

Everything You Need to Know About Preschool Intelligence Testing

Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Atlas Psychiatry.  Everything You Need to Know About Preschool Intelligence Testing As a psychologist in New Orleans, one of the most rewarding aspects of my job is helping parents navigate the sometimes choppy waters of school entry. Show More Summary

How Can We Address the Psychiatrist Shortage? A Perspective on Children and Adolescents

McLean Hospital Guest Blogger By Gil Noam, EdD, PhD What can we do to address the recently reported shortage of trained psychiatrists in the US? As a clinical and developmental psychologist who trains child and adolescent psychiatrists...Show More Summary

Northwestern Medicine launches study into effects of antidepressants on pregnant women

(Northwestern Memorial HealthCare) Northwestern Medicine Prentice Women's Hospital and the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry is home to a landmark study that will, for the first time, take a close look at the impact of certain common antidepressants on pregnant women.

Despair at losing one's job

(University of the Basque Country ) In an exhaustive study of the evolution in suicide rates in the municipality of Barakaldo during the 2003-2014 period, a UPV/EHU lecturer in psychiatry uncovers the social groups in which there was an increase in the number of suicides owing to loss of employment. Show More Summary

Best and Worst in Psychology and Psychiatry – August 2016

Every month we scour the 1000s of new research publications in psychology and psychiatry for trending and field progressing findings. Making the top five best findings this month include the influence our bank balance has on our mental state, and how our mental state can also help empty our bank balance. The worst findings, the […]

Perinatal Psychiatry, Birth Trauma & Perinatal PTSD, Part 2

I recently spoke with Dr. Rebecca Moore to understand more about Birth Trauma and PTSD.

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