Volume 1, Issue 12                                                                                 December, 2015


THE PSYCHIATRY LETTER


Welcome to the December issue of
The Psychiatry Letter!

The End of the Beginning

This issue represents the end of the first year of the existence of this newsletter.  We would like to thank you who are reading these lines in the weeks after its publication because you have been a loyal and sympathetic audience for this effort. 

This newsletter has gone from crawling to walking and we hope to see it off and running into the future. We hope you stay with it into its second year of existence and beyond.

As noted in the last issue, an exciting aspect to this second year of life for PL is the ability to provide Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Education Units (CEU) to our readers.  This will apply to psychiatrists and nurses and psychologists.  Our next step will be to obtain CEU accreditation for social workers; we will notify you when we have obtained such accreditation.  

In honor of the first year anniversary of the newsletter, which coincides with the end of the old year and the birth of a new year, the December newsletter is a special issue with a Top Ten list of events, studies, and topics in psychiatry in the past year.  

In the next issue, January 2016, we will return to our usual format, with, for the first time, CME/CEU credit availability. We hope you take advantage of those credits for your needs.

If you find PL helpful to you and your patients, please let others know so that more clinicians and patients may benefit.

Happy new year to you and yours,


  Nassir Ghaemi MD, Editor

December 2015
Table of contents

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Special article I:

Top Ten List of 2015


Special article II:

Historical Top Five List


Top study of the year:

Mental illness causes physical illness


Curbside consults:

Questions and cases from you!



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