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 ..
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publishing positive results in research is well known, yet despite this nearly half of all clinical trial data goes unpublished.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..
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..
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..
One of the most damaging effects of psychiatric illness is the experience of stigma. Stigmatization is the social rejection of those with mental illness. This may be seen in the tendency to ridicule or shun those with mental illness. It is see..
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 5 # 3 Alan Eppel, Pri Weerasekera, Karen Rowa INTRODUCTION Mental health services are likely to undergo major transformations in the next 5 to 10 years due to widespread social, economic and technological changes. Despite lar..
Vol 6 #2 Alan Eppel In May of 2019 the World Health Organization adopted the eleventh edition of the International Classification of Diseases, ICD 11. This is the first revision of ICD in 30 years and was developed with wide-ranging i..