Psychiatry Perspective

 
 
  • Self-employed Physicians Report: Worth It to Be Your Own Boss? Physicians in private practice reveal the pros and cons of their jobs including income potential, running a business, and finding a work-life balance.
  • Should Healthcare Be a Right? Neurologist Allan Block notes that in the United States, healthcare isn't guaranteed, and questions whether it should it be -- even though food, water, and shelter are also not considered rights.
  • Encouraging Resilience and Grit May Be Fueling PA Burnout High-performing physician assistants push themselves to the breaking point trying to prove their abilities, burnout specialist says.
  • The Lives of Drug Users Are More Important Than Stopping Drug Use Elisabeth Poorman, MD, MPH, says doctors should allow for gradual improvement in drug users' health rather than an abstinence-only approach.
  • Fitness Trackers: Useful in Sleep Medicine? Many wearable fitness trackers now monitor sleep-related parameters, much like those used to diagnose and treat sleep disorders. Experts weigh in on whether a ring can substitute for a sleep study.
  • Caring for the Aging Transgender Patient K. Ashley Brandt, DO, discusses often overlooked care options for older transgender patients as their numbers continue to grow.
  • California Should Invest in Harm Reduction to Combat Monkeypox One clear way to reduce monkeypox transmission is through harm reduction programs aimed at substance users, but funding is at risk.
  • Near-death Experiences Near-death experiences have a profound impact on those who experience them.
  • Medical Murderers: When Healers Become Killers Not all medical professionals are lifesavers. Some, unfortunately, are exactly the opposite.
  • Infographic: How Bad Physician Behavior Compares in US vs UK In separate reports, Medscape revealed the issue with poor physician behavior in the US and UK through the eyes of colleagues. Here's how results compare across the Atlantic.
  • I'm a Physician Battling Long COVID. I Can Assure You It's Real If getting help is this challenging for a long COVID specialist, how do patients cope with it? Until we know more, here's how doctors can best help patients presenting with post-COVID symptoms.
  • WPATH Guidelines Changed Treatment M. Brett Cooper, MD, discusses the new WPATH guidelines for care of youth with gender dysphoria.
  • Tourette's Diagnosis Key for Best Care Amelia B. Roth, MD, discusses a child's case of Tourette syndrome and how early diagnosis can help.
  • Wellness as Therapy for Parkinson's Disease   Kathrin LaFaver, MD, and Indu Subramanian, MD, discuss achievements and goals of the wellness task force of the Movement Disorder Society.
  • How to Remain Apolitical With Patients Hard Talk columnists note that many patients may enter treatment with concerns they will be judged for their political beliefs, which may lead to their refusal to divulge clinically relevant information.
  • Physicians Behaving Badly: US vs UK Physicians in the US and UK reveal how often they see fellow doctors misbehaving in person or on social media, and recount some of the worst physician behavior they have witnessed.
  • Get Out There -- It's Good for Your Brain Spending time outdoors sharpens the senses, which sharpens the brain. Put the screens down and reconnect with the natural world.
  • Four Methods to Chip Away at Imposter Syndrome Lorenzo Norris, MD, takes a look at the rise in the prevalence of imposter syndrome in healthcare professionals and gives some practical points to start reclaiming our authentic self.
  • Nurses Questions Answered: When Politics Divides the Team An experienced nurse discusses workplace issues, including political differences, privacy violations, and whether staff should hide their medical devices.
  • Drug Abusers Will Find a Way Neurologist Allan Block weighs in on Walgreens' decision to no longer carry promethazine/codeine cough syrup, with the "unwritten reason likely because of its popularity for abuse."