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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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Antidepressants

Research Updates in Psychiatry

DEPRESSION Can SSRIs Change Personality? Ever since Peter Kramer wrote Listening to Prozac, we have suspected that SSRIs do more than simply treat depression; that they can make some patients “better than well.” That is, that they actually transform our patients’ underlying characters or...
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