COVID-19 and telehealth may be changing how much you know about your therapist

With most therapy sessions now online, a psychologist explores whether more self-disclosure by therapists – sharing more about their own lives – might help their patients.

Adrienne Lapidos, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Michigan • conversation
July 1, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: health psychiatry covid-19 coronavirus psychology pandemic telehealth mental-illness therapy telemedicine covid-19-front-lines technology psychotherapy

COVID-19 and teletherapy may be changing how much you know about your therapist

With most therapy sessions now online, a psychologist explores whether more self-disclosure by therapists – sharing more about their own lives – might help their patients.

Adrienne Lapidos, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Michigan • conversation
July 1, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: health psychiatry covid-19 coronavirus psychology pandemic telehealth mental-illness therapy telemedicine covid-19-front-lines technology psychotherapy

Are we all OCD now, with obsessive hand-washing and technology addiction?

Behaviors that would have been seen as pathological a few months ago are now applauded as adaptive and resourceful. Where do doctors draw the line?

David Rosenberg, Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Wayne State University • conversation
June 15, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: health psychiatry obsessive-compulsive-disorder covid-19 coronavirus psychology ocd pandemic mental-illness therapy cleaning face-masks

Women in STEM: Anna Chaplin

Anna Chaplin is a PhD candidate in the Department of Psychiatry who studies the association between depression and cardiovascular health in young people. Here, she tells us about teaching herself to code, her department’s support of students, and putting your mental health first. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 9, 2020 ~2 min

Tags:  women-in-stem  cardiovascular-disease-cvd  mental-health  psychiatry

After his wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Arthur Kleinman shares what he learned

Harvard Professor Arthur Kleinman’s wife, Joan, began to struggle with a rare form of early Alzheimer’s disease at 59. Eight years after losing her, he chronicles their journey in “The Soul of Care: The Moral Education of a Husband and a Doctor.”

Jill Radsken • harvard
Oct. 31, 2019 ~10 min

Tags:  psychiatry  fas  jill-radsken  health-medicine  hms  alzheimers  health-care  the-soul-of-care  arthur-kleinman  caregiving  medical-anthropology

Harvard history professor traces the rise of psychiatric drugs

The Gazette spoke with History of Science Professor Anne Harrington about her new book, “Mind Fixers: Psychiatry’s Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness,” which traces the treatment of mental disorders from its early years to the Prozac Nation of today.

Jed Gottlieb • harvard
June 17, 2019 ~10 min

Tags:  mental-health  psychiatry  biology  fas  health-medicine  jed-gottlieb  mind-fixers  anne-harrington  history-of-science  mental-illness

New approach to drug discovery could lead to personalised treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders

Researchers have developed a method that could drastically accelerate the search for new drugs to treat mental health disorders such as schizophrenia.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 8, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: spotlight-on-neuroscience drug-discovery neuroscience psychiatry schizophrenia

Webinar aims to get psychiatrists to treat smoking

Psychiatrists often disregard their patients' smoking. Online training for psychiatry residents could change that.

Megan Schumann-Rutgers • futurity
April 22, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: addiction psychiatry smoking physicians health-and-medicine

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