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Archives for Suicide

Cultural Psychiatry

The Economy and Mental Health

  Fascism is capitalism in decay. ~ Vladimir Lenin American democracy has become an oligarchy. A 2014 study conducted by Northwestern and Princeton researchers concluded that the powerful wealthy elite substantially determine government policies while ordinary citizens have little impact. By lobbying on Capital Hill...
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Cultural Psychiatry

The Psychology Behind the Brussels Terrorism

The authorities have released pictures of men implicated in the Brussels bombings, one of whom is thought to be still at large. But does the current media analysis mislead as to who is ultimately responsible? A new study, recently published by Sofia Pinero Kluch...
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Business Mindset for Therapists

Conflict & Crisis Communication

“The relationship is the communication bridge between people.” Alfred Kapustin Gregory Vecchi (2009) in his abstract entitled “Conflict & Crisis Communication: A Methodology for Influencing and Persuading Behavioral Change” discusses the proper communication styles negotiators and therapists involved in conflict and crisis events need...
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Carlat Psychiatry Report

News of Note: Suicide

Half of People Who Commit Suicide Have No Psychiatric Diagnosis A recent study shows that even though 83% of people who commit suicide have had healthcare services in the year before their deaths, only about half of these had a mental health diagnosis. The research, published in the February 2014...
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Carlat Psychiatry Report

A Blood Test for Suicide?

Scientists May Have Found a Genetic Marker for Suicide. Prediction of suicidal behavior has long been considered more of an art than a science, although the use of clinical and demographic features can help improve risk assessment (see, for instance, TCPR, June 2012). An...
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