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The Neurobiological Development of Addiction

Self-administration of drugs of abuse often causes changes in the brain that potentiate the development or intensification of addiction. However, an addictive disorder does not develop in every person who uses alcohol(Drug information on alcohol) or abuses an illicit drug. Whether exposure to a substance of abuse leads to addiction depends on the antecedent properties of the brain....

Psychiatric Times Virtual Career Expo

Back by popular demand! Register for the June 1st eventPsychiatric Times is pleased to announce our 4th virtual career expo.  As an attendee, you will have access to professional recruiters and organizations looking for qualified psychiatrists and allied mental health professionals to fill positions across the US and abroad.The Virtual Career Expo is a great way...



Celebrating Death

A general is well advised To achieve nothing more than his orders: Not to take advantage of his victory. Nor to glory, boast or pride himself; To do what is dictated by necessity, Not by choice.For even...



Psychotherapy is Alive and Talking in Psychiatry

The title of Gardiner Harris’s front-page story in the March 6 New York Times was blunt: “Talk Doesn’t Pay, So Psychiatry Turns Instead to Drug Therapy.” For those of us who see our profession as a humanistic calling, this piece is likely to provoke a mixture of sadness and anger. After all, its depiction of psychiatric practice was one of...

Neuropsychiatry

Elegant Knockdowns, DISC1, and Schizophrenia

When I was a grad student—back in the Jurassic Era of molecular manipulations—my lab mates and I were all transfixed by the notion of a new technology: knockout animals (KOAs). This was because of its promise to solve a vexing problem.