General Psychiatry

Telemedicine visits have increased sharply in the US in recent years, with mental health visits one of the most common types. It's growing most rapidly in areas with a shortage of mental health specialists.


Survivors of traumatic brain injuries may be more than twice as likely to die by suicide as individuals without a history of injuries like concussions or skull fractures, a research review suggests.

Even as alcohol and tobacco use continue to decline among pregnant women in the U.S., a new study offers fresh evidence that more American mothers are using cannabis during pregnancy.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc's opioid-based fast-acting treatment for pain to be used under medical supervision.

A range of common mental health conditions are being diagnosed more often in U.S. university students, according to a study that also finds students are more willing to seek help than in the past.

NEW YORK—Among opiate users at the highest risk of suicide, the risk factors differ between men and women, according to a new study.



BLOG: I’m going to spend nearly a month walking 275 miles on the John Muir Trail, through California’s Sierra Nevada range—going from Mt Whitney, at 14,505 feet above sea level, to the valley floor in Yosemite.

BLOG: Four women who have been bereaved by the loss of a physician loved one to suicide shared their stories at a  recent workshop. They were gripping, heartfelt, moving and evocative.

BLOG: As mental health professionals, we have the opportunities to be leaders within our communities to help address this problem. Let’s lead by example to make talking about mental health and suicide as normal as talking about the game last night or what you’re doing this weekend.



Timothy Peters-Strickland, MD; Ainslie Hatch, DClinPsych; Anke Adenwala, MA; Katie Atkinson, MS; Benjamin Bartfeld, BS, MP
Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC; Steve Cole, PhD; Charles Raison, MD; Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH
Cathy Zhao, PhD; Pravin Jadhav, PhD; Timothy Peters-Strickland, MD; Lada Markovtsova, PhD



Steven Chan, MD, MBA, explains the Clinical Informatics medical subspecialty. Dr. Chan is the inaugural Clinical Informatics Fellow at the University of California San Francisco.

Steven Chan, MD, MBA, discusses the demand for digital tools among psychiatry patients and the types of digital tools which draw the most interest from patients.

Drs. Raison and Patrick

Psych Congress cochair Charles Raison, MD, recently discussed his research and perspectives in an extensive interview with Rhonda Perciavalle Patrick, PhD, who runs the FoundMyFitness website.