Outside the Pill Box: The Systems-Based Practice of Psychiatry
Meet "Gary," whose case provides an introduction to the value of systems-based practice.
Depression Research Update: November 2016
Recent studies examine placebo responses to antidepressants, the effect of SSRIs on sleep in the elderly, and the best time of day for psychotherapy sessions.
Nonvalidated Pharmacogenetic Tests, Part I: Confessions of an Embarrassed Psychiatry Professor
I started promoting pharmacogenetic tests in the 1990s—before they were fashionable—and now, after going through the 3 phases of pharmacogenetic testing (fear, failure, and hype), I am embarrassed.
A Cautious Thumbs-Up for St. John’s Wort
Transplant Psychiatry: Psychiatric Care of Organ Donors and Recipients
The authors focus on the psychiatric management of transplant recipients and the evaluation and care of living organ donors.
“A Penny for Your Thoughts”—or What Would Rod Serling Say About E-prescribing?
What does mandated electronic prescribing have to do with that old show, Twilight Zone?
Psychiatric Fallout From Toxic Exposure
A growing body of scientific literature associates psychiatric symptoms with man-made toxic substances and environmental exposure. Practical implications for psychiatrists are discussed in this Special Report collection.
Psychiatry Comic: Ruffled Feathers
Almost everyone can benefit from psychotherapy at some point in their lives.
Psychiatric and Psychosomatic Aspects of Chronic Pain: Clinical Implications, Solutions
The assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions in which persistent pain is a feature despite lack of evidence of a pathological cause are reviewed in this article.
Phase 2 HIPAA Audits: Strategies for Clinicians
The next phase of HIPAA compliance audits has arrived. Clinicians who are HIPAA-covered entities—or business associates—would be well served to prepare now.
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