EDITORIAL Many physicians assume they are immune to the advertising and marketing strategies of pharmaceutical companies. Physicians are confident in their own knowledge and judgment and believe that they will not be overly influenced by a p..
ALAN EPPEL Psychiatry is a dynamic and rapidly evolving medical speciality. It is now at a transition point in its history. The limitations of the DSM and ICD systems have become apparent while at the same time the promise of the neuroscience ..
Tinbergen (1963) famously described a framework for understanding behavior in which he emphasized that in order to understand behavior we must appreciate not only its proximate but also its ultimate or evolutionary causes. While evolutionary t..
Vol 2 # 4 Alan Eppel Borderline personality continues to be a major focus of mental health services. This is in large part due to the high rates of presentation to outpatient and inpatient psychiatric services. The term borderline per..
Vol 2 # 5 Traitement des etats de stress post-traumatique par un antagoniste alpha-1-adrenergique, la prazosine: une revue des etudes d’evaluation. Simon P, Rousseau P. Can J Psychiatry, 62 issue: 3, 186-198 March 2017 Abstract This review..
Vol 2 #10 Alan Eppel The introduction of a category for “Depression with Mixed Features” in DSM 5 has opened a Pandora’s box of confusion. This new category threatens to undermine Leonard’s original division of manic-..
Vol 2 #11 Mona Gupta MD CM, FRCPC, PhD University of Montreal Introduction The psychiatric research enterprise has grown considerably over the last two generations and the quest to link the clinical manifestations of mental illnesses to und..
Vol 3 #4 Alan Eppel MB, FRCPC “The diagnosis of generalised anxiety disorder is a distraction of no value. It is highly unreliable, co-occuring with many other disorders of firmer diagnostic status……..classification would be ..