With more states passing bills allowing physician-assisted suicide, psychiatrists are reflecting on their roles in the process and responsibilities to their patients.
Mental health professionals supporting patients living with HIV need to make space for their patients to process the emotional effect of their diagnosis, but not to make assumptions about what it means to them.
Facing racial discrimination has been shown to increase depression among African Americans in particular.
The use of technology is also transforming the mental health landscape, with significant implications for clinicians who work with adolescents, in particular.
The number of deaths by suicide in spring 2019 highlighted the ripple effects of violence and sparked reports that a phenomenon called “suicide contagion” may have been a contributing factor in these incidents.
A highly publicized custody dispute in Texas has garnered attention from medical societies and policy makers alike.
Mental health patients with urgent symptoms may be assisted by emPATH units.
Elderly LGBTQ individuals are more likely to be depressed and have poor general health than non-LGBTQ seniors.
Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
The potential consequences of providing cosmetic treatment to a patient with BDD can extend beyond ethical concerns.
The issue of aging physicians poses serious challenges to the medical profession, with concerns that judgment or skills might decline with age.