Psychology & Psychiatry

Catatonic person's body may be frozen, but their minds are not

Occasionally, as a doctor, I am asked to see a patient in the emergency department who is completely mute. They sit motionless, staring around the room. I lift up their arm and it stays in that position. Someone takes a blood ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Telepsychiatry found to be a resounding success in 5-year trial

John Nolan served in the U.S. Army and Marines and later worked in law enforcement and as a correctional officer. A career spent dealing with traumatic events led to post-traumatic stress disorder and insomnia. He felt like ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Rethinking interactions with mental health patients

New research overturns the belief that people with severe mental illness are incapable of effective communication with their psychiatrist, and are able to work together with them to achieve better outcomes for themselves.

Psychology & Psychiatry

2007 to 2016 saw increase in child psychiatrists in U.S.

(HealthDay)—The number of child psychiatrists has increased in the United States, although there is considerable regional variability, according to a study published online Nov. 4 in Pediatrics.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Work capability assessments: Making them more consistent

On behalf of social security institutions, psychiatrists assess to what extent people with mental health problems are still able to work. However, the work capability assessments tend to be far too dissimilar. A new training ...

Medical research

Poor broadband penetration in rural areas limits telemedicine

(HealthDay)—Broadband penetration rates are considerably lower in the most rural counties, especially where access to primary care physicians and psychiatrists is inadequate, according to a study published online May 21 ...

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