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Psychologists Are Not Immune to Prohibition On Diagnosing Famous Figures

Ethics & Society | Posted 03.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Ethics & Society

As consumers of the media, it is not uncommon to "diagnose" public figures with various mental disorders, depending on their representation in the press. But for psychologists and psychiatrists, is doing so unethical?

A League Of Ordinary Gentlemen: Discussing Mental Health With Men

Phillip Murray | Posted 12.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Phillip Murray

When it comes to talking about the topic of mental and emotional health, what's important is knowing that often just opening the door for the conversation can be effective and helpful. Men are ready for the challenge, I think. After all, facing the unknown, being strong and mastering problems are what men are supposed to do!

There's A Serious Shortage Of Psychiatrists In The U.S.

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) -- It is an irony that troubles health care providers and policymakers nationwide: Even as public awareness of mental illness increases,...

Garth the Great

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 02.22.2015 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

David helped to create the modern electoral process. He used television brilliantly; he helped introduce the slickness and trickery that is used by almost all political operatives as they seek to elect their candidates. He was smart, he was tough and for the last 30 years, he was my friend.

Psychologists Prescribing Medication Is a Bad Idea

Scott Mendelson, M.D. | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Scott Mendelson, M.D.

Psychiatrists are often criticized for a reductionist approach to mental illness. We are accused of "throwing pills" while ignoring the social, cognitive and spiritual aspects of our patients. However, the use of medications by psychologists with only rudimentary understanding of physiology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology is another form of reductionism that should be soundly criticized.

Message to the ADHD Medical Community: Is Medication the Only Answer?

Elaine Taylor-Klaus | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Elaine Taylor-Klaus

Professionals know that there is no magic formula for "fixing" ADHD, and that active management is key for long-term success. Let's share that little secret with parents, shall we? The futures of their children are at stake.

The Insanity Defense: James Holmes, the Aurora Shootings and the Psychiatrist's Dilemma

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.30.2013 | Crime
Mark Rubinstein

Lawyers for James Holmes, the man accused of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater, now say he will change his plea f...

Mental Illness, Patient Confidentiality and Gun Control

DJ Jaffe | Posted 03.19.2013 | Healthy Living
DJ Jaffe

The requirement to discretely disclose individuals who are mentally ill and potentially violent could reduce stigma by helping to lower violence rates.

The Industrialized, New-Deal Age Of Psychiatry

Ronald Ricker | Posted 08.08.2011 | Healthy Living
Ronald Ricker

If a psychiatrist's goal is to make large amounts of money, utilizing the systemic flaw of writing prescriptions for powerful medicines to patients he barely knows, he should leave the field of medicine.

WATCH: How Do You Know When To See A Psychiatrist?

Posted 08.07.2011 | Healthy Living

How do you know whether you should see a psychiatrist? Dr. Daniel Carlat, author of "Unhinged: The Trouble with Psychiatry," explains what a psychi...

Shrinks Are People, Too

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 07.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert David Jaffee

I recognize that there are shrinks who behave like the one in Ducornet's novel "Netsuke," in which the unnamed narrator, a psychoanalyst, ruthlessly sleeps with his patients. But they are not the norm.

Help Me Talk My Way Out Of It

Joy Behar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joy Behar

I would not be in the position I am in both professionally and personally if it were not for my years on the chair and/or the couch. Without therapy, I would have continued to be unsure of my instincts and talents.

DRUG DOCS: Psychiatrists Turn To A New Form Of Therapy

nytimes.com | GARDINER HARRIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. -- Alone with his psychiatrist, the patient confided that his newborn had serious health problems, his distraught wife was screaming a...

The Secret Language Of Doctors

Gary W. Small, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gary W. Small, M.D.

Many patients want to know what's wrong with them and how to take care of it because it gives them a feeling of involvement and control. Should patients be given access to their records?

What Is a Psychiatrist, Anyway?

Kaitlin Bell Barnett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kaitlin Bell Barnett

If psychiatry is to help patients make knowledgeable choices about their treatment, it will need to rebrand in a way that makes sense not just to the mental health community, but to the public.

Chicago Right In The Middle Of America's Craziest Cities List At #26

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Local Color: The Lakeview Museum's Community Solar System spreads over 60 miles of Illinois, making it the largest complete solar-system model in the ...

Kevin Smith & the Gift Of Honesty

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Joseph

Instead of complaining about his treatment, Kevin Smith should be thanking those flight attendants and that pilot for a moment of honesty that he was probably sorely in need of.

Learning From the Fort Hood Tragedy: Comments from an Expert on Suicide and Violence

Lisa Firestone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

This misfortune points toward major flaws in our mental health system for military personnel, including the mental health of psychiatrists, psychologists and counselors treating our troops.

Alzheimer's Disease: Is Our Health Care System Ready?

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

Not enough attention seems focused on ensuring health care systems' preparedness to deal with cognitive health issues -- with Alzheimer's Disease as the most dramatic example.