THE NORDIC PSYCHIATRIST
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Issue 1 2022
Psychiatry at war
We never know when a crisis, whether war or another catastrophe, will occur. We only know that from time to time there arises a sudden great need for emergency psychiatric assistance and the coordination of these. To meet such a need, there exists a comprehensive organization, both in civil society and in the military. You can read about this in an article written by a colleague who works in the military.
What role do psychiatrists play in war zones? We have talked to representatives from "Medecins sans Frontieres", who told us more about this.
Issue 2 2021
In this issue of we will focus on different aspects of leadership. What are the characteristics of a good leader? And what are the signs of ineffective leadership? Do individuals in chief’s positions possess certain personality traits?
We will also discuss aspects of one’s own leadership. Which factors affect our professional choices? Are you the leader in your own life? Also in the clinical situation, how do we help our patients take control and become leaders in their own lives. Maybe we do not have the time enough to reflect over these questions. As with most deeper questions, we probably think more about such matters the older we get.
Issue 1 2021
Interpersonal communication, “the connecting of the minds” is a necessity for our survival. In a short time, we have had to look for alternative ways for communication, both privately and at work. Fortunately, we live in a time when communication has been made possible by creating new paths in cyberspace.
With new experiences comes new expectations for the future: Will we prefer virtual work meetings and avoid travel? Is there a future for scientific meetings and congresses? And from an environmental perspective, will it even be perceived ethically correct to travel for work as we once did?
Issue 2 2020
Hope and resilience
We are indeed living in different and special times. Never has any of us experienced these new circumstances when our lifestyles are changed, both privately and at work. Nothing is anymore the same.
In other words, life is changed and the future is less predictable than normal.
In this issue we have chosen to focus on hope and resilience. Fortunately, there are so many colleagues of ours who have much interesting to say about this.
Issue 1 2020
Psychiatry and the arts
In this issue of The Nordic Psychiatrist we want to discuss psychiatry and art.
How has psychological suffering and psychiatric disease been portrayed in the arts? Who are the persons behind the works and can we describe or diagnose their possible psychiatric illnesses?
The possibilities are endless but we have tried to identify a few exciting topics.