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The psychiatry rotation terrifies this medical student. Here’s why.

Most third medical students look forward to their psychiatry block. After twelve plus hour days and six day weeks on internal medicine, OB/GYN and surgery, the reasonable hours on psychiatry seems like a dream. While my classmates viewed psychiatry as a break, I dreaded it. This was not my first time on an inpatient psychiatry […]

MiB: Brett Steenbarger

This week, I speak with Dr. Brett Steenbarger, a clinical psychologist who has published numerous articles and books on trading psychology. He is a clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and works as a trading coach with such storied forms as Tudor Investments. Show More Summary

Watch A$AP Rocky and the Whole Mob Perform “Crazy Brazy on “Colbert”

A$AP Mob hit “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” last night. They performed the song “Crazy Brazy,” off of last fall’s Cozy Tapes Vol. 1: Friends. The performance began with Rocky being wheeled in to a set made up like a psychiatric ward; later, the mob were joined by the rapper Key!, who guests on the track. Show More Summary

Please Stop Using Psychiatry Terminology To Describe Trump

Like many opposed to Trump, I enjoy jokes and satiric criticisms at his expense. Trump did not win the popular vote but gained power because of the electoral college, an infected appendix on the body of democracy we refuse to excise....Show More Summary

Trump's facial characteristics may predict leadership style

The research is part of an extensive literature review which examines a diverse range of fields including endocrinology, genetics, psychology and psychiatry to assess the current state of leadership research and to identify what individual factors determine leadership success.

Brain imaging could reveal risk of manic depression

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Researchers have taken an emotional look at the brains of people with bipolar disorder and found a difference between them and healthy brains. A study in the journal Molecular Psychiatry explains that the affected brains — from young people with bipolar disorder and those at high risk for the...

The one lesson I learned working in a psych unit

I was incredibly nervous going into my first day in the inpatient child/adolescent psychiatry unit. “Was this where the truly psychotic kids are? Am I going to be safe here?” I wondered as I casually introduced myself to the staff on the floor. After a morning of sitting in on group therapy led by psychologists […]

Cocaine users make riskier decisions after losing a gamble

(Elsevier) People addicted to cocaine make riskier decisions than healthy people after losing a potential reward, according to a study published in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. In the study, seniorShow More Summary

Caregivers Thread: Dr. Arthur Kleinman’s Work

A couple of years back, I had the great good fortune to hear Dr. Arthur Kleinman, who holds professorships in medical anthropology and psychiatry at Harvard and Harvard Medical School, AND is a former director of Harvard’s Asia Center – what an underachiever! :-) – speak on “Caregiving and the Moral Experience.” His talk really […]

Why is it so hard to close the racial health gap in the US?

last weekNews : The Raw Story

By Shervin Assari, Research Investigator of Psychiatry and Public Health, University of Michigan. From www.shutterstock.com The racial health gap in the United States is well-documented. The gap starts with the infant mortality rate (11.1 blacks vs. 5.1 whites per 1,000) and extends to almost any...

National Leader in Mood Disorders Research and Clinical Care Bolsters NYU Langone's Psychiatry Department

Dan Iofifescu, MD, MSc, a clinician-scientist specializing in mood disorders, has been recruited to the Psychiatry faculty at NYU Langone Medical Center, furthering the department's national reputation in diagnosing and managing depression and related disorders.

The emergence of a new dopamine hypothesis of schizophrenia

(Elsevier) Biological Psychiatry presents a special issue, 'The Dopamine Hypothesis of Schizophrenia,' dedicated to recent advances in understanding the role of dopamine signaling in schizophrenia. The issue, organized by Anissa Abi-Dargham,...Show More Summary

How Psychiatry Can Help Physicians Cope with Burnout

Physician stress is built into the nature of the profession, but there are ways to cope.

What this physician learned from writing about psychiatry

Someone presented me with the opportunity to write a section on psychiatry for medical students. This is wonderful (an opportunity to influence future physicians!) and terrible (GAAAAH there’s so much in psychiatry!). Between thinking about psychiatry at multiple levels at work and thinking about the foundations of psychiatry while writing the section, I’ve felt cognitively […]

How Can Women Abort Their Babies and it Have No Emotional Impact? That’s What a Study Claims

This month, the JAMA Psychiatry published the latest findings from the abortion-turnaway study. This study compares health outcomes between various groups of women: The first group obtained first-trimester abortions; the second group,...Show More Summary

Behavioral health has it backwards. The answer is positive psychiatry: Here’s why

I will not argue that drugs are “bad” and holistic care is “good.” I have seen the way medications can transform a person’s life for the better, and I could never invalidate the experience of someone living with mental illness. But I will argue vehemently that holistic, preventive, and integrative health measures should come first, […]

Ignoring the Flaws with Abortion-Turnaway Study

This month, the JAMA Psychiatry published the latest findings from the abortion-turnaway study. This study compares health outcomes between various groups of women: The first group obtained first-trimester abortions; the second group,...Show More Summary

Three Professors of Psychiatry Call for 'Neuropsychiatric Evaluation' of Trump out of Fears He's Mentally Ill

Click here for reuse options! This is not the first time questions have arisen over Trump’s mental stability as a world leader — or the stability of his followers. In a letter addressed to President Barack Obama, three professors ofShow More Summary

Three Psychiatry Professors Beg Obama To Make Trump Undergo A Full Psychiatric Evaluation

Is Donald Trump clinically mentally ill? That is a question many of us have asked throughout this election season. Well, apparently some legitimate psychiatry professionals have similar concerns and have put those concerns into a formal...Show More Summary

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