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Archive for March, 2012

  • Treatment of Insomnia in Anxiety Disorders
    Insomnia is highly prevalent in psychiatric disorders, and it has significant implications. This review focuses on insomnia in the context of anxiety disorders.
  • The Science and Politics of PTSD
    The first half of the 20th century saw 2 world wars, indiscriminate aerial bombing of civilians, the dropping of the atomic bomb, and the Holocaust—all of which created intense trauma for soldiers and civilians.
  • Shadow: A Blow So Appalling
    Here’s why it is painful to see a man cry: he's not supposed to. Emotions are arresting when society tells us they should not be expressed. In the case of a grown man crying, there are some thousands of years of cultural training laying down the prohibitive regulations.
  • Treating Self-Harm in Children and Adolescents
    Deliberate self-harm (DSH) is a behavior in which a person commits an act with the purpose of physically harming himself or herself with or without a real intent of suicide.1
  • Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs in Psychiatry
    How people manage their chronic condition when not under direct medical supervision makes a difference in their quality of life, their health, and their utilization of the health care system—and such self-management can be both time-consuming and complex.
  • Peer Specialists as Educators for Recovery-Based Systems Transformation
    The Project GREAT Experience: The past 3 decades have witnessed an ongoing transformation of mental health care systems around the world, beginning in the United States and followed by New Zealand and Western European countries.
  • Are Dogs Man’s Best Therapist?
    Just as a dog leaps onto its beloved owner, on this leap year, let me leap to my own surprised answer. Yes, dogs, indeed, may be man’s (and woman’s) best therapist at certain times and in certain situations.
  • Q&A: On Early Diagnosis of Schizophrenia
    Q: Does an early diagnosis of schizophrenia really make a clinical difference?