Dr. Robin Rosenberg is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Menlo Park and San Francisco, California. She is board certified in clinical psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology.
Here she describes her hopes and expectations early in the DSM-5 process and contrasts them with what we know about the finished document
Dr. Brent Robbins, Point Park University, is Secretary of Division 32, The Society for Humanistic Psychology of the American Psychological Association.
Here he reviews the efforts of large coalitions of professional associations to reconsider the review process and the findings that have yielded DSM-5.
I think “attention span” is at least a two-level phenomenon. First you’ve got to gain it in the first place — and you have maybe four seconds to do that. The headline, a picture, the key, presenting frame of a video embedded on a wed page … then you’ve gotta hold ‘em. I think if people see it’s going to take more than about four minutes, they might not even give it a chance.
So ideally, digital gumballs should less than four minutes. A bite-sized chunk that represents a complete and meaningful experience. Sometimes I break that rule and make gumballs that are longer. but it’s still the rule.
The one I made today starting at about 7am from a 45-minute Skype audio recording with Laurie Edwards, the author (“In the Kingdom of the Sick”) health science writer. She makes, in my opinion, three great points, and the whole purpose the gumball is to highlight them.[read more...]
Sidney Zisook and Katherine Shear
This review covers four areas of clinical importance to mental health professionals: a) symptoms and course of uncomplicated (normal) grief; b) differential diagnosis, clinical characteristics and treatment of complicated grief; c) differential diagnosis, clinical characteristics and treatment of grief-related major depression; and d) psychiatristsâ€™ reactions to patient suicides.[read more...]
Sidney Zisook and Katherine Shear[read more...]