Given the enormous stress of working in disaster relief and the compassion fatigue that can ensue, couldn’t taking care of the caregivers actually help in the long run?
Post-traumatic stress disorders of all kinds are likely to be common in those whose lives were directly affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma as well as for us as clinicians.
For the brief eclipse of the sun, the moon was the causative factor. For us at work, it is mainly the systems we work in that disempower us in our quest for healing and impede our light.
Though we have improved in recent decades, Black Americans still are subject to being diagnosed erroneously, and still are underserved with certain treatment modalities like psychotherapy.
A young woman was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter after texting her boyfriend encouragement to commit suicide. Certainly, the case has legal implications, but are there psychiatric ones?
Healthy anger is proportional and responsive to a real and persistent need. It can be a powerful component of human survival and adaptation.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. It's been designated as such since 1949 by Mental Health America. The overall goal has been to convey that mental health is something that everybody in America should care about.
Arts therapies can help us to reach patients with schizophrenia, PTSD, TBI and others who need a different way of more comfortably "talking."
Love for your profession, your clients, colleagues and staff can be an essential ethical principle and goal for administrators.
This early part of the year is when the suicide rate spikes, and when depression commonly increases. Indeed, divorce lawyers have deemed the Monday after Christmas as "Divorce Day."
H. Steven Moffic
H. Steven Moffic, M.D. retired from the clinical practice of psychiatry and his tenured...
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