thoughts & reflections on psychiatry by Steven P Reidbord MD
List of posts
(in chronological order, newest on top)
Diagnosing Donald Trump
Christmas 2016, a fable
Prescription drug abuse and the physician gatekeeper
Is the DSM clinically useful?
Dilemmas of cash-based practice
Choose your actions, not your feelings
“Brain disease”: the anti-psychiatrists respond
Are psychiatric disorders brain diseases?
Hiring the one-armed surgeon
We are all fallible experts
Medical professionalism vs commercialism
Parenting medical disruptors
NEJM and the pharmascolds
Medical ethics are healthier than business ethics
America’s top selling drug is an antipsychotic
Behavioral science versus moral judgment
Defining the competent psychiatrist
Living between three and seven
Between medical paternalism and servility
OpenNotes: Good intentions gone awry
Military brain-chips to cure psychiatric disorders?
Enjoying clinical uncertainty
Psychiatric uncertainty and the neurobiological buzzword
My goal as a therapist: to make myself obsolete
Physician mistrust and the end of the doctor-patient relationship
Do patients avoid psychiatrists for fear of legal holds?
Loss of privacy and the new psychic numbing
Who is mentally ill?
Third-party payment for psychotherapy: (2) Medical necessity
Third-party payment for psychotherapy: (1) “Do you take Medicare?”
Online commentary: marketplace of ideas or shouting match?
Review of “Century of the Self” (BBC documentary)
The APA annual meeting: a photo essay
How to promote nonviolence — (2) Necessary elements
How to promote nonviolence — (1) The problem
Going to the APA meeting?
Resistance: “I have nothing to talk about today”
Narcissists, psychopaths, and other bad guys
Our response to regretted suicide attempts — Sloppy thinking in psychiatry 5
Psychotherapy branding and marketing
Movie review: “Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare”
Psychotherapy as generic conversation — Sloppy thinking in psychiatry 4
Psychiatry as behavioral neuroscience — Sloppy thinking in psychiatry 3
Polypharmacy — Sloppy thinking in psychiatry 2
Chemical imbalance — Sloppy thinking in psychiatry 1
Jury duty, a psychiatric perspective
The commodification of psychiatry
Review of HealthTap
Movie review: “A dangerous method”
Efficacy of dynamic psychotherapy
“Do you analyze everyone you meet?”
Therapy for therapists
“Have you seen a therapist yourself?”
Do antidepressants work?
The lure of rapture
Conflicts of interest in medical education: Disclosure may not help
Talk doesn’t pay: Comments on the NY Times article
Psychiatry and ethics: A whirlwind tour
Embracing psychiatric uncertainty
Should therapists accept holiday gifts?
Diagnostic alphabet soup
Dollars for Docs
If I accused you of being a Martian…
Is your therapist biased by money?
Bull in a china shop
Psychiatric holds and refusal of medical treatment
Carlat on mindless psychiatrists
Countertransference, an overview
Would you trade years of life for happiness?
Does knowledge dilute the magic of therapy?
Sailing between support and insight in therapy
My new blog on Psychology Today
Politics, religion, and ADHD meds
My post on Technorati
“I don’t want to be in therapy forever!”
Healthcare reform & psychiatry
Borderline personality disorder: parasuicide
Borderline personality disorder: diagnosis
“Antidepressants are just a crutch”
CME in California
Et tu, Seroquel?
NY Times roundup
Abilify for depression?
Charging patients for missed sessions
Therapist disclosure: why all the secrecy?
Prescribing by habit and evidence
No free lunch
Psychiatric disability and service animals
Drug companies and doctors
State of the blog
Is mental illness categorical or dimensional?
Laws, Sausages, and Psychiatric Nosology
The customer is not always right
Schizophrenia among us
Long hours in medical and surgical residency
Online anonymity and transference
Misuse of antipsychotic medications
Social judgments in psychiatric diagnosis
Psychology and torture
Healthy political competition
Psychiatrist as Gatekeeper
Thanks, Dr. Carlat
Almost a speaker for Wyeth
Does your doctor attend biased professional talks?
Are bad times good for psychiatrists?
What is a psychopharmacologist?
Colleagues as patients, and vice versa
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