The Psychiatric ER Survival Guide

The psychiatric emergency room (ER) is an intense, stressful work environment where psychiatrists must perform rapid assessments and make swift treatment decisions. During psychiatry residency training, the ER ...

The Neurobiology of Conscious Intent

Perhaps the seminal component of any clinician’s behavioral repertoire is the ability to understand the conscious motivations and intentions of their clients. This article addresses the work of conscious motivations at the neuroanatomical level.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Short- and long-term psychodynamic psychotherapies are effective for several psychiatric disorders, as described in 2 recent mental health publications and by Glen Gabbard, MD, an international expert on the...

Early Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Recent attention has focused on identification of early signs that may identify children at risk for development of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Differences in feeding patterns, vocalization, and visual attention have been found between children with ASD and controls.