I was a reader of The Carlat Psychiatry Report before I was an editor, and there were two things that led me to subscribe to it:
1) They cover topics that get missed in the psychiatric press, like practical tips and treatments that aren't backed by a promotional budget.
2) They give the big picture and the nitty gritty. Instead of reciting the research, they tell you what to do with it. You'll have the specifics you need to put it into practice.
This interview we did with Dr. Felice Jacka is a good example of that. She developed a nutritional therapy that had a surprisingly large effect on depression. Her work was relevant to practice, but wasn't getting much coverage in the trade publications. Many of our readers appreciated that we featured the full diet in a form they could copy and give to patients. We also did a podcast episode on this topic.
Chris Aiken, MD
Editor-in-Chief of The Carlat Psychiatry Report. Practicing psychiatrist, Winston-Salem, NC.
Dr. Aiken has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.