We're Not Providers for Consumers/Clients
What has happened to make receiving health care like buying a car?
Alfred M. Freedman (1917-2011)
A look back on the inspirational career of a gentle giant in American psychiatry.
Teen Anger and Teen Trust
An exploration of two important issues with which modern teenagers are struggling.
When the Therapist Dislikes the Patient
What should psychotherapists do if they realize that they don't like a particular patient?
Psychological Problems Expected after Japanese Disaster
Though psychiatrists have worked in disaster situations, very few have witnessed the magnitude of the events taking place in Japan.
Pain with Major Trauma Injury
Do trauma patients receive adequate pain treatment throughout their hospital stays?
Handbook of AIDS Psychiatry - Book Review/Author Chat
AIDS, more than any other modern day medical condition, has impacted all aspects of psychiatry and mental health.
Treatment Resistance & Therapeutic Obstacles
It is best to start psychotherapy with the patient recognizing that there are issues and conflicts within him or herself.
Vienna Triangle-Review and Q&A with Author
A psychiatrist's review of the book Vienna Triangle, and an interview with the author, Brenda Webster.
The Rabbit Hole - Complicated Grief
Dr. Blumenfield reviews a movie that he believes will make an excellent teaching film for those studying manifestations of grief.
First Anniversary of PsychiatryTalk.com
Michael Blumenfield, MD, takes a look back at top happenings in psychiatry over the past year.
First CAPA Graduation Held in China
When Chinese psychoanalysts look back at the beginnings of what may be a vigorous psychoanalytic movement in China, they will remember October 2010.
Resiliency Expected From Rescued Miners
It's human nature to be concerned about the psychological welfare of the 33 miners who emerged from their prolonged stay trapped underground.
When a Nanny Slaps a Child
Dr. Blumenfield review a case that a resident presented to a psychotherapy supervisor a few years ago.
PsychiatryTalk Reviews Oceans Apart
Patients in psychotherapy spend a lot of time talking about family relationships, but what happens when lthey're separated from important people?
Psychological Issues for Trapped Miners
How does being one of 33 men cut off from families and the world in a relatively small space affect your mental state?
Pre/Postpartum Depression in Men
Dr. Blumenfield explores the lesser known forms of pre- and post-partum depression
We Can't Avoid PTSD and Suicides
Dr. Blumenfield reviews the latest information released by the US Army on suicide and PTSD.
Shanghai Girls-Insightful Novel
Dr. Blumenfield explains the psychiatry ties found abundantly in the novel Shanghai Girls.
"I Would Like to Thank My Psychiatrist"
Dr. Blumenfield addresses the presence and portrayal of psychiatrists on television.
60,000 Empathic Responses
In a recent blog I wrote about empathy and how we might try to teach medical students to be empathic physicians. Psychiatrists, other physicians and therapists try to put ourselves into our patient's shoes (or skin) in order to understand how they are feeling in regard to the things which are troubling them.
Can We Teach Empathy?
Those of us who have worked in medical schools have struggled with the question of whether or not we can teach this to young men and women who are learning to be doctors or whether it is something that they either have or do not have.
Consulting on a Suicide Epidemic
According to recent reports from China, since the beginning of the year 13 workers from Foxconn, a large factory in Shenzhen, have committed suicide.
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