“What to Do When a Loved One Is Severely Depressed” AND more on Best 5 Monday

Hello guys!

I hope you had a relaxing weekend. Let’s start this long week ahead with Best 5 Reads. I hope you enjoy them.

1) What to Do When a Loved One Is Severely Depressed

There are no easy answers for helping someone struggling with depression, especially if you’ve already tried and tried. Here are some tips from experts.

2) The Sound of Madness

Can we treat psychosis by listening to the voices in our heads?

3) Preventable Tragedies

The pattern of highly accomplished and successful people committing suicide is transfixing. It assures the rest of us that a life of accolades is not all that it’s cracked up to be and that achieving more will not make us happier.

At the same time, it reveals the fact that no one is safe from suicide, that whatever defenses we think we have are likely to be inadequate.

4) Portable Eye Device May Aid Schizophrenia Diagnosis

A portable device used by optometrists and ophthalmologists may aid in diagnosing schizophrenia, as well as help predict relapse, evaluate symptom severity, and assess treatment effectiveness, new research suggests.

5) Approach assesses imminent suicide risk (Podcast)

Lorenzo Norris, MD, editor in chief of MDedge Psychiatry, sits down with Igor Galynker, MD, PhD, to talk about an evaluation model he and his team created aimed at assessing the risk of imminent suicide. Dr. Galynker also discusses ways clinicians can assess their own personal emotional responses to patients who are at risk.

Thank you and see you tomorrow for another edition of Best 5.

Best Regards,


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