General Psychiatry

A nationwide study in Denmark suggests a link between infections in childhood and adolescence and increased risk of subsequent mental disorders.



Smoking cannabis eases symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress shortly after use, but depressive symptoms are likely to worsen over time, according to a new study.

fruit and vegetables

Eating fruits and vegetables in their raw state may maximize their mental health benefits, according to a study published online in Frontiers in Psychology.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reviewing Acadia Pharmaceuticals' Parkinson's medication, the only approved drug used to treat hallucinations and delusions associated with the disease.

Postpartum care should begin during pregnancy and continue for several weeks after delivery, according to updated recommendations from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).

In an analysis of data on more than 110,000 people, researchers found an association between which physical fitness measure and cognitive functioning? Get the answer and more information here.



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.



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

Dr. Sobel helps clinicians avoid common mistakes in treatment of OCD and approach exposure response therapy within the normal office visit time.

Darrel A. Regier, MD, MPH, DSM-5 Task Force Vice Chair, talks with Jon Draud, MS, MD, about changes in DSM-5. He discusses why disorders are not rigidly separated and how DSM-5 reflects those porous boundaries.