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Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms in Schizophrenia

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - In order to improve the outcome of schizophrenia, we must deepen our understanding of its heterogeneous aspect. At the same time, we must search for homogeneous subtypes characterized by consistent clinical aspects so that we may develop specific and more effective treatments. Researchers have long categorized schizophrenia as a syndrome manifested through a number of distinct subtypes that share the same morbid process but have sufficient differences to warrant distinct… Continue

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There Are Only Three Kinds of Psychotherapy

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - The mainstream of our profession has ceased paying much formal attention to the help our patients get from the doctor-patient relationship itself. But patients are stubborn. They still expect to have helpful relationships with us! Witness the ill-informed boyfriend of a public-clinic patient who asked me, at the close of a medication visit, "But when is she going to see a psychiatrist? She has things to talk about!" Equally disturbing was the well-meaning enthusiasm of a… Continue

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Posttraumatic Spectrum Disorder: A Radical Revision

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - The introduction of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) into psychiatric nosology has brought new insights as well as controversy. It has deepened our understanding of how severe traumas that exceed ordinary coping mechanisms affect the human mind; however, complex clinical manifestations of PTSD have created serious confusion in diagnostic and therapeutic practice.



The majority of psychiatric disorders are diagnosed according to symptoms, signs and traits.… Continue

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Executive Functions in Parents With ADHD

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - Over the past two decades, there has been considerable progress in understanding the functions of the prefrontal cortex of the brain and its regulation of mental activities that allow for self-control and goal-directed behaviors. These mental activities are unified under the term executive functions.



Executive functions are thought to enable a person to successfully engage in independent, purposeful and self-serving behaviors. The major executive functions… Continue

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