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The Quiet Room

This month’s British Journal of Psychiatry has a brief but fascinating article about a 1979 Marvel comic featuring and written by rock legend Alice Cooper which depicts his real-life admission to a psychiatric ward. The comic was timed to coincide with the release of his concept album From The Inside which describes his experiences as […]

How Do You Plan a Wedding When Your Family Is In The Wedding Business?

Jerome, an associate account director at an adtech agency & Peggy, psychiatric social worker in an inpatient psychiatry ward SUM-UP OF THE WEDDING VIBE:  A sweet modern rendition of all the classic beauty of the Jazz Age, with the intimacy...Show More Summary

The Fascinating Link Between Placebo and Antidepressants

5 days agoHealth : Healthland

A new study finds that people who are depressed and respond strongly to placebo treatments also reap the most benefit when they’re given real antidepressants. The new paper, published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, looks at the unique relationship between placebo and depression treatment. Placebo effect accounts for anywhere from 30-45% of response to antidepressants,…

The 10 most egregious U.S. abuses of psychology and psychiatry

From Project MKUltra to the CIA's torture program, mental health professionals in the US have some explaining to do

WVU Epidemiologist Featured in JAMA Psychiatry, Says Suicide and Death From Intentional Self-Injury Is Greatly Underestimated in US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States - greater even than traffic crashes, but Ian Rockett, professor of epidemiology in the School of Public Health at West Virginia University says the problem is bigger and in the latest issue of JAMA Psychiatry proposes a way to address it.

Best & Worst In Psychology & Psychiatry – August 2015

This month’s picks are a bit of a mixed bag. A number of interesting studies coming from two domains in psychology could lead to big changes for society, the study of sexism and of psychosis. The sexism research suggests why we should not fall prey to the idea that sexism is “old news”. Meanwhile, just […]

New Directions in Mental Health Care for Older Adults--Update from Harvard Review of Psychiatry

The aging of the population, shifting diagnostic criteria, and new health care policy initiatives are some of the factors driving changes in mental health treatment for older Americans, according to the September special issue of the Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

How Can Psychiatry Battle Addiction?

3 weeks agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

The Fix Q&A with the former President of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, Dr. Stuart Gitlow.

How can we measure the doctor-patient relationship?

Sixty years ago, before he became a controversial figure in the field of psychiatry, Dr. Thomas S. Szasz co-authored an article for the Archives of Internal Medicine (now JAMA Internal Medicine) on “The Basic Models of the Doctor-Patient Relationship,” which is well worth reading today, particularly for those who believe that patient empowerment/engagement is a […]

Why do transgender people join the military in such high numbers?

As a young psychiatry resident at Ohio's Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in the 1980s, Dr. George Brown was surprised the first time he saw a transgender patient.

Dr. Jackson Dempsey: How Many Psychiatrists Are Mentally Ill?

Over the years, numerous studies and surveys have confirmed the conventional wisdom that people who enter the fields of psychiatry and psychotherapy were mentally and emotionally disturbed as children. A relatively high percentage of...Show More Summary

Transgender people drawn to the military tell their stories

As a young psychiatry resident at Ohio's Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in the 1980s, Dr. George Brown was surprised the first time he saw a transgender patient.

Immigrant Teens Less Likely To Use Drugs, Commit Crime

Immigrant teens are more law-abiding than their native-born peers, according to a new study published in peer-reviewed journal Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. It’s the latest study to debunk the connection between immigrants and crime. Inspired by the spike of unaccompanied minors from Central America last summer, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin [...]Show More Summary

Bad Science creates False and Dangerous Beliefs.

Science is what is used to justify psychiatry today. If it is science at all, it is bad science. Both the pharmaceutical industry and many of today’s psychological theories including those that support CBT, employ the hoax of evidence-based psychiatry.

'In the Mind Fields' and the renewed emphasis on a mindful approach to mental illness

last monthHealth : Booster Shots

In a 1956 cover story marking the centenary of Sigmund Freud's birth, Time celebrated the Viennese physician as the father of American psychiatry. While the magazine acknowledged that fewer than 10% of the nation's 9,000 psychiatrists were "hard-core analysts," it estimated that at least 70% of...

Goth teens more vulnerable to depression and self-harm

Young people who identify with the goth subculture might be at increased risk of depression and self-harm, according to new research published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal. The findings show that teenagers who identified very strongly...Show More Summary

Staring into someone’s eyes for 10 minutes can cause hallucinations

last monthNews : The Raw Story

There’s a new kind of high you can get — legally — no drugs required. According to a recent study published in the journal Psychiatry Research, staring into someone’s eyes for 10 minutes can induce hallucinations, from seeing distorted faces to monsters. Eye contact is seen as a great way to foster...

Psychiatry is reinventing itself thanks to advances in biology

Seeking biological markers for mental disorders is starting to bear fruit, says Thomas Insel, director of the US National Institute of Mental Health

"But if gender were nothing more than a social convention, why was it necessary for Caitlyn Jenner to undergo facial surgeries, take hormones and remove her body hair?"

"The fact that some transgender individuals use hormone treatment and surgery to switch gender speaks to the inescapable biology at the heart of gender identity." Richard A. Friedman, a professor of clinical psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College, asks a good question (in the NYT). Show More Summary

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