Art, Public Health, and the Depiction of Suicide - A Reading the Mind Discussion

13/2017 – Reading the Mind Update Reading the Mind Book (& Film) Group kicked off last night with a discussion of the Netflix Original series “13 Reasons Why” at Dr. Meg Chisolm’s home over Indian food and wine. A dozen residents and medical students were joined by Dr. Paul Nestadt (Phipps ‘15), a Bloomberg School of Public Health Psychiatric Epidemiology fellow focused on suicide research and Dr. Doug D’Agati (Phipps ‘17), an Alexander Wilson Schweizer Fellow. After introductions and socializing, discussion turned to the media’s portrayal of depression and suicide, the power of storytelling when suicide is presented as a “win”, how research can be done to investigate the impact of this sort

How long does psychotherapy take? Why it is important for psychiatry residents to have long-term out

I was out for a hike in the hills surrounding Loch Raven Reservoir when the path forded a stream. Never one to hesitate plundering Mother Nature for her bounty of psychiatry-related metaphors, I noticed how beautifully the water had shaped the streambed. The recurved, organically shaped indentation in the rock and the seemingly gentle burble of the water belied the power of the water to shape this rock. But it hadn't happened overnight. How long does outpatient treatment take? For students and residents used to working with psychiatric inpatients on units with lengths of stay measured in days, or, if you are lucky, weeks, it can be unsettling when the patients thoughts and feelings do not ch

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