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Dr. Fink: take the time to think about your legacy. Jul 1, 2013 631
Fink! Still at large: to stop bullying, we must change the culture. Jun 1, 2013 1454
Fink! Still at large: is a DSM-5 for primary care a good idea? May 1, 2013 1233
Fink! Still at large: Newtown massacre and American psychiatry. Apr 1, 2013 894
A recent paper suggests that violence must be approached multidimensionally. How can violence be conceptualized in a way that allows us to improve the lives of patients? Nov 1, 2012 1036
Fink! Still at large: a recently published study looked at predictors of the well-being of grandmother caregivers and that of their grandchildren. What is the message here for psychiatrists? Sep 1, 2012 1044
What messages should psychiatrists give male patients to encourage them to become supportive and positive figures in the lives of their sons? Aug 1, 2012 1587
Fink! Still at large: a recently published report found that the characteristics of therapists are important in determining the effectiveness of short- and long-term therapy. Do you think these results should be applied in the training and supervision of future therapists? Jun 1, 2012 1288
Fink! still at large: researchers in Australia suggest that anger in PTSD should be investigated as a discrete target. Is this an argument that makes sense? Apr 1, 2012 1689
Fink! Still at large: mental illness is a risk factor incarceration, and inmate populations are rising in the United States. What does this mean for the practice of psychiatry? Feb 1, 2012 1483
The sex abuse scandal at Penn State is making pedophilia part of the national conversation. How should psychiatrists process this case as it unfolds? Jan 1, 2012 1612
Three recent patient killings at a maximum security mental hospital in Maryland raise questions about prevention. What can be done to protect patients and staff? Dec 1, 2011 1862
Fink! Still at large: an Internet-based survey suggests that a large percentage of patients with depression lie to their doctors. Have you been misled by patients? If so, how has this compromised therapy? Nov 1, 2011 1830
A literature review seeks to determine whether bullying is a risk factor for domestic violence. Do you think that bullying and domestic violence are on a continuum? Sep 1, 2011 1764
Fink! still at large: the suicide rate in the military has been steadily rising over the last decade. What can those of us who do not work in the Veterans Affairs system do to help? Aug 1, 2011 1782
Fink! Still at large: corporal punishment is destructive to the human spirit. How prevalent is corporal punishment around the world, and at what point does the practice become abuse? Jul 1, 2011 1508
Archbishop Desmond Tutu's message of forgiveness holds special resonance for psychiatry. What lessons within the archbishop's message can we use to help our patients? Jun 1, 2011 1479
Fink! Still at large: a Virginia case involving an adolescent with Asperger's who faces a 10-year prison sentence for assault raises questions about whether society can protect the impaired. What strategies can psychiatrists give patients to help them control their aggression? Apr 1, 2011 1335
Fink! Still at large. Mar 1, 2011 1470
Fink! Still at large: the recent recession has led to an increase in the number of stay-at-home fathers, many of whom experience stigma. How can we help fathers who find themselves in these roles? Feb 1, 2011 1559
Fink! Still at large: a study of children with incarcerated parents suggests that teachers can be a powerful source of stigmatization. How would you help a child in this situation in psychotherapy? Jan 1, 2011 1600
Fink! Still at large: each miner rescued in Chile is sure to experience reintegration into daily life differently. What advice would you have for those who might work with these men? Nov 1, 2010 1630
A recent paper by Australian researchers suggests that therapeutic community approaches could prove beneficial in the treatment of violent offenders. Do you agree? Report Oct 1, 2010 1545
A study of British psychiatrists found that the specialty has an image problem in the United Kingdom. What can we do to reduce the stigma against our specialty--here and abroad? Sep 1, 2010 1352
Fink! Still at large: a recent study shows that dysthymic disorder leads to more disability than major depressive disorder. How should we think about dysthymic disorder? Aug 1, 2010 1542
Fink! Still at large: a study of interns showed that up to 25% develop depressive symptoms before their internships are over. How might medical education be changed to make this less likely? Jul 1, 2010 1428
Fink! Still at large: a recent study of U.S. 10th-grade adolescents at the University of Washington, Seattle, showed a positive association between victimization by bullies and substance use. Are these findings plausible? Jun 1, 2010 1185
Fink! Still at large: patients with families who have histories of disease face unique psychological challenges. How can psychiatrists help patients deal with family legacies of disease? Feb 1, 2010 1515
Fink! Still at large: what would be your therapeutic approach for Jaycee Dugard, who was abducted and held captive at age 11 and found 18 years later? What are her prospects for healing? Nov 1, 2009 1576
Fink! Still at large: a Canadian study of preteens suggests recurrent dreams might reflect underlying emotional difficulties in boys. How have you used patients' dreams to advance their psychotherapy? Aug 1, 2009 1481
Fink! still at large: Robert Johnson, Ph.D., an expert in criminal justice, has described the life of a lifer as a 'repetitive, bleak, and lonely existence, and that is on the good days.' How can psychiatrists who work with life without parole patients help them find meaning? Jul 1, 2009 1575
Fink! Still at large: random violence such as the recent shooting in Alabama raises questions about survivor guilt. How can psychiatrists help near-victims of these tragedies process their emotions? Apr 1, 2009 1839
Fink! Still at large: a recent study of psychiatric outpatients showed a link between failure to complete treatment and narcissism. What strategies have you used with these patients? Mar 1, 2009 1656
Fink! still at large: people who suffer losses as a result of affinity fraud often struggle with the psychological ripple effects of such betrayal. What strategies can we use to help victims move forward? Feb 1, 2009 1586
Fink! still at large: the reaction of some parents to Nebraska's safe haven law caught many off guard. What do the events in Nebraska suggest about the need for mental health services for adolescents? Jan 1, 2009 1233
Fink! Still at large: a study shows increased activity in the brains of aggressive boys who watched a video clip of one person inflicting pain on another. Are these findings surprising? Dec 1, 2008 1678
Author Allan Peterkin encourages therapists to 'prepare a list of books and articles that explore themes relevant to your patient's exploration.' Is Dr. Peterkin's advice useful? Oct 1, 2008 1377
A recent study shows that the provision of psychotherapy by psychiatrists has declined sharply. Is psychiatry in danger of losing psychotherapy as a tool? Sep 1, 2008 1785
Physicians were distressed to learn of the psychiatric patient who died while waiting to be seen in a Brooklyn hospital. How can such tragedies be prevented? Aug 1, 2008 1945
Fink! still at large: a recent report on suicide in the U.S. Army shows that suicidal behaviors are more common among young, unmarried soldiers. What factors might make young people more vulnerable? Jul 1, 2008 1849
A study shows that 'psychological distress' rather than depression might increase the risk of stroke. How might psychiatrists think of this concept of psychological distress? May 1, 2008 1492
A recent review shows that SSRIs have a mild positive impact on mild depression that is comparable with placebo. What are the implications for treatment? Apr 1, 2008 1730
A Florida woman was charged recently with child neglect after leaving her four teenage sons to fend for themselves. How can psychiatry support such families? Mar 1, 2008 1734
The case of a teenager who committed suicide after being bullied online shows that the Internet can be a weapon against the psychiatrically vulnerable. What can we do to help these patients? Feb 1, 2008 1739
A recent study showed that posttreatment gains with patients who have adjustment disorders could not be demonstrated. What kinds of treatments have you used with these patients? Jan 1, 2008 1804
Lawyers representing the man charged with killing three in a shooting in Georgia say their client was acting under 'delusional compulsion.' Is there any validity to such a label? Dec 1, 2007 1510
A study of patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain showed that psychiatric factors can raise the risk of misuse. What has been your treatment approach in helping these patients? Nov 1, 2007 1866
A survey shows that religious physicians more often refer to clergy members than to psychiatrists. What explains these practices, and how can they be changed? Oct 1, 2007 1936
The study published in JAMA that looked at child maltreatment among U.S. Army families shows that wives often are the perpetrators. What factors might explain such violence? Sep 1, 2007 1786
A new study shows that propranolol, a [beta]-adrenergic blocker, can suppress physiologic responses to traumatic memories. Might there be a role for this drug in treating PTSD? Aug 1, 2007 1882
In a new book, Dr. Jerome Groopman argues that the way doctors think undermines medical education. Is he right? What steps can be taken to improve medical education? Jul 1, 2007 1647
A new study says that patients experiencing losses often are diagnosed with depression when their reactions are normal. Are psychiatrists too quick to label patients as depressed? Jun 1, 2007 1688
The murders at Virginia Tech by a man who should have been under mental health care raise a question for psychiatry: what can we do to prevent such tragedies? May 1, 2007 1467
Taking care of family members with dementia can contribute to psychiatric illness among caregivers. What strategies have you used to help these caregivers address self-care? Apr 1, 2007 1803
My wish list for psychiatry. Mar 1, 2007 1746
What role might a mental health professional play in helping a patient such as the Missouri boy who was kidnapped, held for 4 years, and found only after the capture of a second boy? How would you begin to work with such a patient? Mar 1, 2007 1411
Have you treated patients with gambling problems that would be considered pathological? what medications have you used to help these patients manage their problems? Feb 1, 2007 1466
Caring for the involuntarily hospitalized patient: what is the best way to approach the delivery of psychiatric services to acutely ill patients who are under involuntary commitment? Jan 1, 2007 1705
Helping patients conquer sleep problems. Dec 1, 2006 1812
Mental illness and obesity. Nov 1, 2006 1815
Intimate partner violence. Oct 1, 2006 1811
Treating antisocial personality disorder. Sep 1, 2006 1731
Beating compassion fatigue. Aug 1, 2006 2091
Radio psychiatry. Jul 1, 2006 1781
The psychological toll of layoffs. Jun 1, 2006 1724
Police and PTSD. May 1, 2006 1804
Can juries be unbiased? Apr 1, 2006 1841
Is total sobriety necessary? Mar 1, 2006 1767
Counseling patients about adoption. Feb 1, 2006 1712
Raising awareness on racism. Jan 1, 2006 1718
Dissociative disorders. Disease/Disorder overview Dec 1, 2005 1758
The complexity of anonymity. Column Nov 1, 2005 1812
Exploring terrorists' motivations. Oct 1, 2005 1802
Alexithymia requires persistence, empathy. Sep 1, 2005 1762
Findings of survey on mental illness: 'nonsense'. Aug 1, 2005 1717
BPD: should the patient be told? Jul 1, 2005 1782
Why do kids kill? Jun 1, 2005 1785
Our role as advocates. May 1, 2005 1756
Conquering OCD. Apr 1, 2005 1737
Helping elderly drug abusers. Mar 1, 2005 1770
Helping the terminally ill. Feb 1, 2005 1830
The black box warning: a mistake? Jan 1, 2005 1640
Length of therapy and depression. Dec 1, 2004 1726
Third-party payers. Nov 1, 2004 1753
Rethinking electroconvulsive therapy. Oct 1, 2004 1652
The importance of cultural competence. Sep 1, 2004 1807
The importance of neutrality. Aug 1, 2004 1827
Counteracting gang violence. Jul 1, 2004 1758
Physical contact with patients. Jun 1, 2004 1790
Helping victims of sexual abuse. May 1, 2004 1760
The challenge of treating ADHD. Apr 1, 2004 1742
Helping patients who rage. Mar 1, 2004 1695
When time runs out. Feb 1, 2004 1908
Helping patients between sessions. Jan 1, 2004 1805
Treating bullies. Dec 1, 2003 1654
When patients are chronically ill. Nov 1, 2003 1800
Cultural considerations in psychiatric Tx. (treatment). Oct 1, 2003 1825
Duty to Warn. Sep 1, 2003 1827
Fink! still at large: wellness and health. (Opinion). Jul 1, 2003 1745
Fink! Still at large: surviving patient suicide. (Opinion). Jun 1, 2003 1928

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