Antidepressants and Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn The focus of this article is to help help clinicians interpret research related to a clinical question. Perhaps more importantly, discussion of the issues and the tips aim to bolster understanding of research methodology and of critical appraisal of the literature in general.
Autism and Schizophrenia Emerging study results suggest that there are both clinical and biological links between autism and schizophrenia. The question regarding whether there is phenotypic overlap or comorbidity between autism and schizophrenia dates back to 1943, when Kanner1 first used the term “autism” to describe egocentricity.
What’s New In: Initiatives in Integrative Mental Health The APA Caucus on Integrative Psychiatry (http://www.intpsychiatry.com) was established in 2004 to represent psychiatrists practicing nonconventional therapies; to educate psychiatrists on safe, appropriate uses of nonconventional modalities; to facilitate complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)-related research; to liaise with allied mental health professionals and CAM practitioners; and to educate psychiatrists on ethical, legal, and regulatory issues that affect the practice of CAM/integrative mental health (IMH).
A “Real” Psychiatrist As the end of my intern year approached, one of my chief residents told me that second year is the year “you really become a psychiatrist.”
Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Rethinking What We Know Surprisingly, to the eyes of many experts, DSM-5 better captures the essence of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) than previous versions did. Many clinicians (myself included) were dissatisfied with the descriptions of NPD in earlier versions of DSM.