Original article:  http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/psychotherapy/best-and-not-so-great-articles-2017  By Jerald Kay. MD. December 2017 issue of the Psychiatric Times. A few points regarding the articles presented: 1.    On the Roy-Berne et al. article on “highlighting the myth of precision psychiatry”. I think Dr Kay and others need to have a long-term perspective. While genetic testing is a […]

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Douglas Berger, Psychiatrist in Tokyo comments on, “Sex Addiction: Playing Now in Theaters”, By Roberta Zanzonico, MD and Renee M. Sorrentino, MD, Psychiatric Times, January 2018. Original Article: http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/article/sex-addiction-playing-now-theaters This article seems mired in needless philosophic details about how to care for this 85 year-old man with vascular dementia admitted […]

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Link to Article:  Innovative Strategies for Addressing Substance Use Disorders: The Classic Hallucinogens Dr Bogenshultz describes this study: Residential psychedelic (LSD) therapy for the narcotic addict. Savage C, McCabe OL. A controlled study. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1973 Jun;28(6):808-14. Bogenshultz is taking the value of the results too far without looking […]

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Psychiatric Times, April 29, 2017 By Lauren M. Osborne, MD, Katherine McEvoy, MB ChB, and Jennifer L. Payne, MD Original Article’s URL: http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/special-reports/antidepressants-pregnancy-balancing-needs-and-risks-clinical-practice Dear authors, you mention that psychotherapy, yoga, acupuncture are “evidence-based nonpharmacological treatments” for mood disorders during pregnancy. I wonder if you can reference any study of these 3 […]

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This has been a hot topic lately since professionals and non-professionals alike have been trying to put psychiatric labels on political candidates. Some pundits claim that if they could only examine these persons directly then they could validly and ethically put a diagnostic label on a candidate (usually the candidate […]

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I was surprised that Brown did not cite this article from “JAMA Psychiatry” May, 2014 that could have helped him understand something about half (or more) of servicemen: Thirty-Day Prevalence of DSM-IV Mental Disorders Among Nondeployed Soldiers in the US Army. Results From the Army Study to Assess Risk and […]

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The open-label GeneSight and unblined Genomind studies are at high-risk for researcher bias and should be suspect to extreme caution. We would never allow anti-depressants to be approved with these kinds of studies (although unblinded/no-blindplacebo psychotherapy studies are unreasonably and widely “accepted” as robust data by our profession all the […]

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Psychiatric Times, April 03, 2017,  By Ronald W. Pies, MD http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/blogs/deferring-mastery-death-hippocrates-judge-gorsuch-and-autonomy-fallacy We all know about the slippery slope of giving psychiatric patients to right to request suicide from a medical professional. However, terminally ill medical patients who have terrible pain and suffering and are near death (perhaps on a respirator, […]

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