Archive for January, 2014

Premature Mortality After a Traumatic Brain Injury

January 18th, 2014

An interesting article published in the January 15, 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association – Psychiatry (JAMA Psychiatry) concerns the fate of a small minority of traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients who die prematurely. A study in Sweden between 1969 and 2009 followed 218,300 patient who survived more than six months […]

The American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law: Ethical Guidelines

January 18th, 2014

The American Academy of Psychiatry & the Law ( is a subsidiary of the American Psychiatric Association ( It is the principle professional organization dedicated to the advancing the practice of forensic psychiatry. Among its various educational and professional functions is the defining of what does and does not constitute the ethical practice of forensic […]

APA: The Principles of Medical Ethics With Annotations Especially Applicable to Psychiatry – 2013

January 18th, 2014

In 2013 the American Psychiatric Association ( revised its ethical guidelines which generally consists of the Principles of Medical Ethics outlined by the American Medical Association( as applied to the practice of Psychiatry. The document can be downloaded here as a pdf file: principles2013–final-2

David Kan MD discusses Alcoholism on Pat Thurston Show KGO 810 Radio

January 13th, 2014

On January 12, 2014, David Kan,MD, an fpamed addiction and forensic psychiatrist and assistant clinical professor, Department of Psychiatry, UCSF, discussed alcoholism with talk radio host Pat Thurston on KGO 810 Radio in San Francisco. Dr. Kan’s interview can be heard here:

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