Peer support is recognized by such bodies as the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the American Psychiatric Association as a valuable component of recovery-oriented services within systems of care.
Researchers in Germany found that metacognitive intervention is effective in schizophrenia, specifically for patients with schizophrenia who make quick conclusions with their thoughts that in turn reinforce their delusions. They have created and implemented the use of a computer application to facilitate metacognitive intervention, which they believe is effective for patients with mental illness.
As rates of physician burnout continue to climb, a diverse group of researchers weigh in on enhancing resilience and particularly emphasize enlightening educators about how resilience develops during residency.
Prioritization of patients’ well-being can lead physicians to neglect their own well-being, including their mental health.
Dr Pransky shares some examples of robots that have shown impressive psychiatric applications, as well as her thoughts on giving robots the critical role of delivering healthcare to human beings.