Research shows that changing the name could help reduce the stigma of mental illness -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
John Markowitz who is a clinical psychiatrist at the NIH has a cogent column in the New York Times in which he argues that an excessive focus on neuroscience translational research is stifling useful and proven research in psychiatry. Show More Summary
(Cohen Veterans Bioscience) Despite many years of pioneering work characterizing the brains, behavior, and physiology of individuals with PTSD, the field of psychiatry lacks objective biological measures for determining who will benefit from which treatment. Show More Summary
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A recent study published in JAMA Psychiatry launched a thousand ominous articles reporting a confirmed link between depression and hormonal birth control. The finding lends credence to prior research, the side effects section on most prescription birth controls, and years of women’s anecdotal complaints. Show More Summary
Post by Wendy Robinson. Given that birth control pills are the most popular form of contraceptive used by women to both prevent pregnancy and to regulate hormones, a new study from the journal JAMA Psychiatry that appears to have found...Show More Summary
As a forensic psychiatrist, I have testified in courtrooms, at depositions, legal hearings, and inquests. I’ve been cross-examined by attorneys whose agenda was to discredit my testimony or demean psychiatry as a medical specialty. Two criticisms frequently leveled at psychiatry are: 1) Psychiatry has not changed significantly for the last sixty years and, 2) Psychiatry […]
Based on data from researchers at Yale, the Upshot charts party registration by medical profession. Surgery and anesthesiology lean Republican, whereas psychiatry and infectious disease leans Democrat. As Margot Sanger-Katz… Tags: medicine, politics, Upshot
Click here for reuse options! Teenagers seem most at risk, according to Danish scientists. A new large-scale study recently published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry suggests that there is a link between the use of hormonal birth control and clinical depression. Show More Summary
Dr. Joan Cook is a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor in the Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. She has specific expertise in the areas of traumatic stress and geriatric mental health. Dr. Cook
World renowned psychiatrist Dr. Robert J. Ursano announced he will retire as chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) after more than 24 years in the position. Ursano will remain as the director of USU's Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS).
(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry has been competitively awarded a $3 million grant over five years by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to build the Terrorism and Disaster Coalition for Child and Family Resilience. Show More Summary
Antidepressant therapy may vary among the elderly with late-life depression, as it becomes more difficult to treat the older the individual is. The study, published in JAMA Psychiatry, examined longitudinal patterns of changes in depressive...Show More Summary
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.
Some psychiatrists view the chemical-imbalance theory as a well-meaning lie....
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
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 ScientificAmerican.com
An afternoon in a Chinese clinic makes it clear how important a patient's speech can be to making a diagnosis -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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
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