General Psychiatry

A recent study found that people who had a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) had a higher risk of experiencing which mental health disorder(s) within the next 6 months? Get the answer here.


A pilot study investigating the effects of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications in college students without ADHD has revealed an unexpected finding.

Maria Mangini, PhD, FNP-BC

Twenty-nine states and Washington, D.C. currently allow medical cannabis, but concern about the consequences of recommending its use still runs high among practitioners. Maria Mangini, PhD, FNP-BC, will sort out the issue in a presentation at the upcoming Psych Congress.

How the media reports on suicides may impact whether others decide to kill themselves in the days following the original death, a study suggests.

Police killings of unarmed black people are associated with worse mental health for African-Americans across the country, even when they have no direct connection to the deaths, a U.S. study suggests.

Dehydration can impair a person's ability to think clearly, a new study suggests. Researchers found that athletes who lost fluid equal to 2 percent their weight took a hit to their cognition.



Last year in this blog I wrote a 3-part series on stigma in physicians and the many ways in which this force undermines the help-seeking and treatment process in symptomatic doctors.

Word on the street is that many physicians do not like undergoing split treatment when they become the patient.

We perpetuate the feeling of being not good enough through slights and microaggressions that we unconsciously inflict upon our peers and colleagues.



Saul M. Levin, MD, MPA, CEO and Medical Director of the American Psychiatric Association, commented on the relationship between DSM-5 and the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) project developed by the National Institute of Mental Health.

Darrel A. Regier, MD, MPH, American Psychiatric Association, DSM-5 Task Force Vice Chair, explains changes to autism spectrum disorder in DSM-5.

Sleep expert Karl Doghramji, MD, and Psych Congress Steering Committee member Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH, discuss exciting developments in sleep medicine.