Psychiatry is on the verge of a crisis. The promise of the psychopharmacological revolution has been stalled. Clinical diagnostic acumen is at risk of being displaced by checklists. The humanism of the psychotherapeutic encounter is being smot..
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..
Journal Abstracts Nervenarzt. 2014 Sep;85(9):1166-70. doi: 10.1007/s00115-014-4083-x. [New facts of long-term prophylaxis for bipolar affective disorder]. [Article in German] Bschor T1, Müller-Oerlinghausen B, Stoppe G, Hiemke C. ..
DAVID ABRAHAMSON MBE, FRCPI, FRCPSYCH From the early 1970s..
Pauline Pytka MD, FRCPC Medical care in general, and psychiatry specifically, has shifted from the principle of easing suffering to specific ‘approaches’ to the diagnosis and treatment of illness. It is easy to forget that we are r..
ALAN EPPEL MB, FRCPC Attached to the cover of a recent issue of the ..
ALAN EPPEL MB, FRCPC Due to the increasing recognition among psychiatrists of the constraints of psychopharmacological treatment of psychiatric disorders, there has been an intensified interest in psychotherapies. Current research is focused o..
ALAN EPPEL For decades, one of the most controversial issues within psychiatry has being whether or not antidepressants have any role to play in the treatment of bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder consists of periods of depression and periods ..
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..
ABSTRACT Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2016 Mar;39(1):111-23. doi: 10.1016/j.psc.2015.09.002. Epub 2015 Dec 22. SUICIDE BEHAVIORS IN BIPOLAR DISORDER: A REVIEW AND UPDATE FOR THE CLINICIAN. Beyer JL, Weisler RH. Author information: Duke University ..