Essential Reads

The Surprising First Step in Effective Child Discipline

By David Rettew M.D. on February 11, 2016 in ABCs of Child Psychiatry
Programs to help parents overcome child defiance don't usually start with star charts or time-outs but rather the surprisingly simple but tricky skill of paying attention.

Depression in Children

What are the risk factors for childhood depression and how can it be treated?
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Depression Screening - What Should We Do?

The government wants every adult to be screened for depression - then what?

Heavy Metal: Lead and the Brain

How lead disrupts the brain and causes irreversible damage.

More Posts on Psychiatry

Lori Sylvester on Residential Treatment for Adolescent Girls

The future of mental health interview series continues with Lori Sylvester on residential treatment for adolescent girls.

Spontaneous Remission: Fact or Fiction?

Can the mind heal an incurable, fatal medical illness?

Rorie Hutter on Innisfree Village

The Future of Mental Health interview series continues with Rorie Hutter on Innisfree Village.

Ups and Downs

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 10, 2016 How To Do Life
A very short story about a person with bipolar and his wife.

After Three Years, Justice from the VA

By Eric Newhouse on February 08, 2016 Invisible Wounds
VA finally upgrades former Army Capt. Charles Gatlin's TBI disability rating, but one question remains: Why did it take them three years to read his DoD medical records?

Mental Illness: Talk About It More, Not Less

One study found that tolerance decreased when describing people as "mentally ill" instead of "having mental illness."

8 Misconceptions About Therapy, Service, and Support Animals

By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on February 08, 2016 Animals and Us
Can you get a free airplane ride for your pet snake? Can you take a psychiatric service dog into a bar? Here are the answers to some common questions about assistance animals.

A Novel Trial for Pediatric Bipolar Disorder

The failure of children diagnosed with bipolar disorder to respond to lamotrigine as adolescents and adults...

Claudia Gold on The Silenced Child

the future of mental health interview series continues with Claudia Gold on The Silenced Child.

Does Your College Student Need Financial First Aid?

By Marcia Morris M.D. on February 06, 2016 College Wellness
College student debt tops 1.2 trillion dollars.

Gayle Flanigan on Rose Hill Center

The future of mental health interview series continues with Gayle Flanigan on Rose Hill Center.

Susan Raeburn on Group Psychotherapy

The future of mental health interview series continues with Susan Raeburn on group psychotherapy.

Robert Whitaker on Mad in America

The future of mental health interview series continues with Robert Whitaker on Mad in America.

The Argumentative, Paranoid and Vigilant Manager

By Adrian Furnham Ph.D. on February 02, 2016 A Sideways View
Is a little paranoia a healthy reaction to the modern office where so much of your behaviour is monitored?

Do Antipsychotics Help or Harm Psychotic Symptoms?

By Allen J Frances M.D. on February 01, 2016 Saving Normal
To continue or discontinue antipsychotic treatment can be the most important decision in a person's life. This piece summarizes two opposing views on the risks and benefits.

Isabel Clarke on Psychosis and Spiritual Experiences

The future of mental health interview series continues with Isabel Clarke on psychosis and spiritual experiences.

Day 14: James Maddux on Positive Clinical Psychology

The future of mental health interview series continues with James Maddux on positive clinical psychology

Get Back on the Helicopter

By Marcia Morris M.D. on January 30, 2016 College Wellness
Parent involvement in the college years is critical for success. Four-year graduation rates are at an all time low of 39.4%.

Day 13: Lucy Johnstone on Psychological Formulation

The future of mental health interview series continues with Lucy Johnstone on critical psychiatry and psychological formulation.

Why the FDA's Move to Restrict ECT Should Alarm Us All

By Amy S.F. Lutz on January 29, 2016 Inspectrum
The FDA is moving to restrict access to a treatment that 100,000 Americans turn to every year to resolve devastating psychiatric illnesses – including my son. We can stop them.

Day 12: Michael Cornwall on Being Present to "Madness"

The future of mental health interview series continues with Michael Cornwall on being present to "madness."

Day 11: Monica Cassani on Beyond Meds: Everything Matters

The future of mental health interview series continues with Monica Cassani on Beyond Meds: Everything Matters.

Unhinged, Part 1

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on January 28, 2016 How To Do Life
A story about obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Day 10: Tim Carey on Parenting Skills and Family Wellness

The future of mental health interview series continues with Tim Carey on parenting skills and family mental health

'Addiction' to Fortune Telling

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on January 27, 2016 In Excess
A recent case study in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions reported the case of a woman ‘addicted’ to fortune tellers. Can such a behaviour really be classed as an addiction?

Day 9: Sharna Olfman on Child Mental Health Controversies

Day 9 of the future of mental health interview series continues with Sharna Olfman on the science and pseudoscience of children's mental health.

Real People Talk About Therapy

Ever wondered what you might get out of therapy? Here's how talking with a professional changed the lives of people just like you.

Dreaming in Depression (And Other Mental Illness)

By Michelle Carr on January 25, 2016 Dream Factory
Depression, schizophrenia, and personality disorder have been associated with frequent and distressing nightmares, along with several other qualities of disturbed dreaming.

Day 8: Henry Shukman on Buddhism and Healing

The future of mental health interview series continues with Henry Shukman on Buddhism and healing.

How Do We Measure Success In Treating Bipolar Disorder?

By Tom Wootton on January 25, 2016 Bipolar Advantage
Using remission as the yardstick for measuring success has never produced results comparable to the ones associated with functionality assessments.