What I Learned at the AAPL Conference: Part 3
Continued coverage of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law (AAPL) conference.
Funny: At the Expense of Whom? Please Vote
There's this funny thing about humor: it's not funny to everyone.
What Makes Mental Illness Bad?
Why is it that some people have a psychiatric disorder and they bounce back and it's not a big deal, while others struggle terribly?
How to Find a Psychiatrist
See what advice patients are being given to find you and your fellow psychiatrists.
My Friend, My Shrink
The book "The Naked Lady Who Stood on Her Head," evokes the question, "Is it okay for a friend to treat a friend?"
I Have Bipolar Disorder. Can I Be a Doctor?
What does it take to become a physician, and could a disease or condition hold you back from achieving that goal?
Good Shrink. Bad Shrink
ShrinkRap's Dinah reflects on comments given to a previous post on texting with patients.
I'll Take that Call Now
Why do patients take a call when they're with the doctor, and does it bother you?
What Do You Know about Psychiatry?
Whta questions do people in the "real world" have about psychiatry?
Psychiatry and LiveScribe
How could a transcribing pen be used in a psychiatry practice?
Brilliant Versus Crazy, Revisited.
Do bright, exuberant, fast-thinking, productive people who are filled with energy and ideas have a disorder?
Brains, Behavior, and Football
ShrinkRap's Dinah reflects on the suicide of former NFL player Owen Thomas.
Making Mango Margaritas as a Metaphor for Life
What happens when psychiatrists try to make mango margaritas?
So, Like What's a Friend?
Should your friend someone on Facebook who you don't really know?
The Texting Shrink
ShrinkRap's Dinah reviews the pros and cons of texting with patients, particularly as is applies to psychiatry.
Very Little Very Sad People
ShrinkRap's ClinkShrink provides a heads up that The New York Times Magazine will feature an article on preschooler depression this weekend.
Emotion versus Mental Illness
ShrinkRap's Dinah offers guidelines for emotion versus mental illness.
Are to-do lists good or bad for our mental health?
I Thought We Were Friends
The Psychology of Survival
Shrink Rap's ClinkShrink explores what being trapped for months must do to one's psychological state.
For those in need of a laugh.
What do psychiatrists do when they're on vacation? They make their psychiatry blogs vacation blogs.
Not Enough to Go Around
Why are pharmacists taking a bigger role in patient care?
What Good Are You?
How can a psychiatrist respond to the question "What good are you?" from a patient?
The Power of Initials
Shrink Rap's ClinkShrink explains what happens when people learn you're a doctor and why its bothersome.
It Wasn't About the Diamonds
ClinkShrink ties the intimidation felt my Naomi Campbell in testifying in the trial of Liberian dictator Charles Taylor to patients seen in Baltimore.
My Life in Therapy
ClinkShrink offers an opinion on a recent article in The New York Times by Daphne Merkin titled "My Life in Therapy."
I Haven't Gotten There (Yet)
Dinah reflects on the story of a colleague who looks back on his career with empathy toward previous patients.
Is Your Job a Downer?
Dinah from Shrink Rap addresses the list of the 10 profession with the highest levels of depression.
Did Your Cat Cause Your Schizophrenia?
Dinah shares a story from the Baltimore Sun on a Johns Hopkins study looking at a parasite in cats that could be behind schizophrenia.
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