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HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE
CHAPTER 1: THE ROLE OF PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY
CHAPTER 2: BLACK BOX WARNINGS
CHAPTER 3: IMPORTANT DSM-5 CHANGES
CHAPTER 4: DEPRESSIVE DISORDERS AND ANTIDEPRESSANTS
CHAPTER 5: BIPOLAR DISORDER AND MOOD STABILIZERS
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Dr. Padder’s new book
Dr. Padder’s new book is out now.
The future of mental health care
The origin of mental hospitals, with their mission of delivering human medical care, dates back well before the TB sanatoriums: Asylums, as they were first called. The mental hospitals started in the late 1700s abroad and in the early 1800s here in the USA. At first, they were true to their mission. Over time, they were not true to their mission because of their intent or the dedicated people who worked in them. Instead, patients, families and doctors came to realize that dependent, institutional living typically undid a person’s abilities to function as did their extraction from family and everyday life.
Finding Hope and Help in tragedy
Whenever a person with a mental disorder (or assumed to have a mental disorder), veteran or civilian, commits a violent act that makes headlines. There is a call to address the “mental health issue” in violent crimes. However, “what is meant by the mental health issue” is generally unclear. The fact is that killings and overall violence are extremely rare by people with serious mental illness. The vast majority of people, including veterans, with psychiatric disorders do not commit violent acts. Only about 5 percent of violence in the United States can be attributed to people with mental illness and most of these violent acts do not involve guns.