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 ..
Mark Bennett MD, FRCPC The bias towards publishing positive results in research is well known, yet despite this nearly half of all clinical trial data goes unpublished. The consequences are severe; biasing clinicians, harming patients, and..
SUSAN MCNAIR MD, FRCPC I have a patient in my practice that I have being seeing weekly for several months. Together we work through problems he has had in the past week, with coworkers or family members or with his mood. He is incr..
Gabor I Keitner M.D. Professor Department of Psychiatry Brown University, Providence, RI There are many reasons why psychiatrists do not assess or treat families. Meeting with families is often perceived as not being cost effective given..
Alan Eppel Posted with permission from New Therapist issue no.84 March-April 2013. Love and Loss The interplay of love and loss is the central dynamic in the human story. The longing for love and the pain of its loss are the most deeply felt o..
Alan Eppel The nature and quality of the relationship between physician and patient is central to all therapeutic endeavors. The relationship is the pivot around which all other activities revolve. The attributes of the physician patien..
Volume 2 Number 1 Alan Eppel & Farid Ahmad THE GOOD Benzodiazepines and “Z-drugs” are GABA-receptor modulators and are among the most frequently prescribed drugs in psychiatry and primary care despite c..
Volume 2 Number 2 Authors: Ana Hategan, M.D., Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, ..
VOL 2 #5 Avni Pardasani MD Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) medications are used in a wide range of psychiatric disorders, including depression, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, premenstr..
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..