Conquering fear with virtual reality, the Chemistry of Joy, and more.

Psychiatry’s Newest Niche

Since 2005, psychiatrists have been able to earn board certification in psychosomatic medicine.

Depression-Busting Devices

Magnetic and electronic stimulators may help patients who have failed other treatments for depression.

Inside Schizophrenia

Researchers are illuminating the inner workings of a mental illness.

Book Review

Brilliance or Brutality?

By Charles R. Meyer, M.D.

The stories of two 20th century physicians who thought they could surgically rid their patients of mental illness.

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Freudian Slippage

By Cathy Madison

Too few clinicians are in training and too many are looking at retirement. Is psychiatry an endangered specialty?

Take a Number

By Scott D. Smith

Getting one of Minnesota's inpatient psyciatric beds is still a waiting game.

Clinical and Health Affairs

The Use of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in the University of Minnesota’s Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic

By Matt G. Kushner, Ph.D., L.P.

Decreased Memory Loss Associated with Right Unilateral Ultra-Brief Pulse Wave ECT

By Suck Won Kim, M.D., Jon E. Grant, J.D., M.D., Barry R. Rittberg, M.D., John E. Simon, M.D., Craig J. Vine, M.D., and S. Charles Schulz, M.D.

Schizophrenia and Cannabis Use

By Sanjiv Kumra, M.D., M.Sc.


Collaborative Psychiatric Care in a Rural Family Medicine Setting Reduces Health Care Utilization in Depressed Patients

By Bruce Sutor, M.D., and David C. Agerter, M.D.


Current Applications of Clinical Genetic Testing for Psychiatric Practice

By David A. Mrazek, M.D., F.R.C., Psych.


Editor's Note

A Broken System


MMA Viewpoint

Let's Work Together in the New Year


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