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Introduction: Problems of Poor Adherence
The articles in this 2-part Special Report spotlight the issue of poor adherence, particularly medication adherence, and take on some of the multiple areas where interventions may be possible.
Harnessing Patients’ Own Motivation to Engage in Pharmacotherapy
This article explores how motivational pharmacotherapy and motivational enhancement therapy can galvanize depressed patients to get well.
Culture as a Factor in Adherence: Learning From Latino Experiences
Successful culturally adapted interventions to improve adherence among Latino patients with depression and schizophrenia confirm how important it is to understand a patient’s entire sociocultural environment.
The Weather Report at 10 PM
In psychiatry, things happen slowly—but if you’re not in a hurry yourself, the patient opens a window and shows you the world.
Monday, July 1st...Twenty-two new residents...All with perfect teeth...
Update on the Opioid Wars
Significant progress has been made in containing the opioid epidemic, but new threats loom. Thomas Kosten, MD, an addiction psychiatrist, takes a brief look.
Welcome to the Editorial Board, Dr. Miller!
Brian Miller joins the Editorial Board of Psychiatric Times.
Putting a Face on Serious Mental Illness
In recent years, violence has unfortunately become the tragic touchstone that too often draws the public’s attention to mental illness.
The Challenges of Preventing Burnout
If left untreated, burnout can become chronic and debilitating. Here are tips to recognizing the signs and symptoms.
Positive Psychiaty, Resilience, and Aging
The latest updates in geriatric psychiatry.
6 Ways to Reduce No-Shows (and Save Lives)
Not just a nuisance, no-shows are an opportunity to turn things around for patients with bipolar disorder, whose treatment adherence hovers around 60%.
8 Core Principles When Treating Addiction in Adolescents
The main goal in treating addiction is to help the patient achieve and improve functioning. When that patient is also an adolescent, there are special considerations. Here's a quick primer.
Early Warnings of Dementia and Depression
Among the clues revealed in 3 recent studies: brain amyloid, saliva biomarkers, and microvascular dysfunction.
Real-World Effectiveness of Antipsychotics
Which of these agents best prevents relapse? A recent study employed a novel approach to find out.
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