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"Mental illness" is not the Endpoint Answer to Why Someone Commits Mass Murder

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

What Magicians Can Teach Us About The Art Of Manipulation

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

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

Book Review: Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry (and Antipsychiatry) Gets Told

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

Page & Perspective: How Psychiatry Came To Be

Jeffrey Lieberman will discuss his book about the history of psychiatry Sunday at Politics & Prose. [ more › ]

Understanding the Special Needs of Children of Deployed Parents

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

ADHD Could Lead to Obesity

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 […]

BG 259: Mapping the Mindful Brain

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

10 Super-Inspiring Office Running Tracks

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

Both Women and Men Are Emotional Beings With the Capability to Suffer From Mental Illness

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

How Psychiatrists Spend Their Time and Why the Agency Demands Contribute to the Shrink Shortage

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 or subscribe to our rss feed. Email us at mythreeshrinks at gmail dot com Our book is out now.

Voices in people's heads more complex than previously thought

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

Blood-Based Genetic Biomarkers Identify Young Boys with Autism

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

Pharmacogenetic Testing May Change Psychiatric Treatments for ADHD, Depression

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, Self-Regulation and Stress Reduction

3 weeks agoArts : Arts and Health

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.

Best and Worst of Psychology & Psychiatry – February 2015

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 […]

Driving Vast Majority of Autism: Genes

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...

Study Offers Clues to Early Detection of Bipolar Disorders in High-Risk Children

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

Dismantling “Major Depression”

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.

How to know if you're addicted to your phone

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

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