A misleading piece of statistical rhetoric has appeared in a paper about an experimental antidepressant treatment. The study is published in the Journal of Affective Disorders. JAD is a respectable mid-ranked psychiatry journal - yet...Show More Summary
If you tend to moodiness and would like an approach that is "psychology" or "psychiatry light," give this a try.
A major new study looks at changes in the rates of child psychiatric disorders and their treatment. Its combination of both good and bad news will be a challenge to the cherry pickers on both sides of the psychiatry debate.
Here’s how you’ll be able to identify hipsters when they’re old and in the nursing home: They’ll be the ones who suffered permanent muscle and nerve damage before it was cool. The Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry this...Show More Summary
That’s what Paul McHugh, the University Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School does with the notion of “transgenderism”. McHugh has spent 40 years, 26 as Psychiatrist in Chief of Johns Hopkins Hospital, “studying people who claim to be transgender. ” The larger issue is the meme itself. The idea that one’s sex […]
We have been seeing some groundbreaking developments in understanding psychological disorders and how best to treat them this year. It seems that May was the cream on the cake, with game changing advances in autism, schizophrenia and depression research — quite fitting for International Mental Health Awareness Month. There were two main themes that emerged […]
Dr. Margaret Chisolm was the recent guest editor for International Review of Psychiatry's edition that was devoted to social media in medicine. The issue is open at no cost for the month of June and the Shrink Rappers all contributed--http://informahealthcare.com/toc/irp/27/2#/doi/full/10.3109/09540261.2015.1027672Tonight,...Show More Summary
On December 17th, 2013, while in her last year of psychiatry residency at UCLA, Dr. Elana Miller was diagnosed with stage IV acute lymphoblastic lymphoma. Below is a photo essay of her journey. December 18, 2013: December 22, 2013: January 5, 2014: February 24, 2014: May 15, 2014: June 17, 2014: July 23, 2014: August […]
When I was five or six years old, my grandfather -- my mother's father -- died of what I was always told were complications of heart disease. It was not until much later, after I had completed my medical training in psychiatry, and had...Show More Summary
Sean Ackerman has a curious sort of cross-training. Prior to entering a study of child psychiatry after medical school, he was a film student at New York University, which gave him the perfect preparation for his latest project. It’s a film about the healing power […]
A few things from around the web: In The Myth of Monolithic Psychiatry, Dr. George Dawson takes on the question of " Is Psychiatry Monolithic ?" I didn't know what that even meant, but now I do, and this is a terrific piece and well worth the read. Show More Summary
Problem drinking is more pervasive and less frequently treated than previously thought, thanks to an updated definition of what constitutes "alcohol use disorder." A study published on June 3 in the journal JAMA Psychiatry surveyed U.S. Show More Summary
Bruce Jenner’s transformation into a so-called woman named Caitlyn has brought the transgender issue back to the forefront of society. And one doctor, the former chief of psychiatry and the
“Creativity is an elusive construct,” says Manish Saggar, a psychiatry instructor at Stanford University, principal investigator at its Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research, and teaching team member at the d.school (formally...Show More Summary
Psychotic episodes in the general population are relatively infrequent, suggests a new cross-national study published in JAMA Psychiatry.
With her appearance at Semi-Permanent festival imminent, we speak to the artist about her intriguing philosophy and psychiatry influenced photography.
STATE-BY-STATE CONSIDERATION IS HOW IT’S SUPPOSED TO WORK: A psychiatry professor’s WSJ oped, “The Assisted Suicide Movement Goes on Life Support,” explains why voters in liberal/progressive states such as Massachusetts have refused,...Show More Summary
A study by researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King's College London has shown that mood instability occurs in a wide range of mental disorders and is not exclusive to affective conditions...Show More Summary
Psychiatry is rapidly losing faith in the DSM. The National Institute for Mental Health has already rejected it as a symptom guide for research. The Europeans are openly skeptical. Yet the trainee psychiatrists are still obliged to memorize it and pretend that the DSM illnesses (“bipolar disorder,” “major depression,” and “social anxiety disorder”) are real.
When drug-company representatives visit Richard Friedman, a professor of clinical psychiatry and director of the psychopharmacology clinic of the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, and ask him how he picks the right antidepressant...Show More Summary