Talk Doesn't Come Cheap
Are psychiatrists really money-hungry, unfeeling, uncaring, sociopaths?
Like Looking in a Mirror
What do psychiatrists do about patients who have the same problems they have in their own personal life?
The Patient who Didn't Like the Doc. Online.
A vignette about a psychiatrist who is distraught about the online reviews he's gotten from patients.
Suicide, Brains, and Football
Should Dave Duerson have been examined and treated for depression, and could that have saved him?
Will the FDA's review of long-used ECT devices mean an end for electroconvulsive therapy use for depression?
You Need Help!
How do people let their friends know they need help in a way that inspires them?
Just One More Question...
Who is affected more by incessant record keeping, patients or physicians?
Super Bowl Psychiatry
Learn about the home treatment kit for Super Bowl suffering.
Guns and the Mentally Ill
A closer look at the idea of tighter restrictions on the mentally ill obtaining weapons.
Is This Fish Happy or Toxic?
Fish in the St. Lawrence River are being exposed to anti-depressants through human waste.
This Medicine Might Kill You, but...
Does it matter if a patient is forewarned that they may get a side effect from a given therapy?
Do We Need Insight?
A discussion of the virtues, or lack thereof, of psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapy.
What do the new zodiac signs mean to psychiatry, if anything?
How Do you Switch Docs?
What happens when a patients wants to switch to a doc who is covering for a psychiatrist on medical leave because of a better report with the covering doc?
Things I Wish I Could Blog About
Dinah from Shrink Rap wishes she could blog about her patients, among other things.
A Brief Psychological Analysis of the Angry Birds
Why is Dinah from Shrink Rap so hooked on slinging virtual animate birds while leaving her colleagues to cure the criminals of the world and index their book?
The DSM-5 Controversy
In the December 27th issue of Wired, Gary Greenberg writes a comprehensive article on the debates around the revision of the APA's upcoming revision of the DSM.
Why Shrinks Don't Blog
Dinah from Shrink Rap ponders why most psychiatrists don't run or contribute to blog sites.
Should psychiatrists have to practice psychotherapy?
Diagnostic Errors and the Shrink
How does a tendency to come to early closure affect one's diagnosis in psychiatry?
In Treatment: Week 7
Dinah from Shrink Rap reviews three episodes from week 3 of the latest season of HBO's In Treatment, and applies them to psychiatric practice.
News Flash: Preauthorization Impacts Care
The AMA recently announced findings from their survey on the impact of insurance company preauthorization policies.
The Ethicist on Whether Shrinks Should Lie to Keep their Clients
What should psychiatrists do when asked about their religion, knowing it's not the religion of their patient?
In Treatment: Week 4
Dinah from Shrink Rap reviews two episodes from week 4 of the latest season of HBO's In Treatment.
Just Like Someone without Mental Illness Only More So
A review of the memoir from pediatrician Mark Vonnegut, Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So .
HBO's In Treatment: Week 3 Recap
Three episodes from week 3 of the latest season of HBO's psychiatrist-focused drama, In Treatment, are reviewed.
In Treatment: Adele
A synopsis of the latest episode of the HBO series In Treatment, and how it applies to psychiatrists in the real world.
In Treatment: Sunil (It's Back!)
A recap of the first episode of the new season of HBO's In Treatment, a drama about a psychotherapist.
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