Many people with psychiatric disorders engage in creative activities, from informal hobbies to highly accomplished careers, but some avoid treatment entirely. Two cases illustrate a nuanced approach that integrates medical knowledge with patients’ perspectives.
If there is one thing in the US upon which there is virtually universal agreement, it is that we are in the midst of an opioid epidemic.
The author shines a light on a preventative treatment for both children and adults.
Revival of an old drug, declaration of independence for seniors, inmates doing more than time—these and other stories are covered in our monthly roundup.
For the first time, a study has shown comprehensive evidence for the effect of depression on decline in overall cognitive function. Plus, 2 more findings.
Researchers may have cracked the code to the mystery of depression, inflammation, and C-reactive protein.
In the final part of our discussion with Janae Sharp, Janae further discusses the loss of her physician husband to suicide and how best to support others through grief.
Negative symptoms identified from the Negative Symptom Assessment and the behaviors that might be observed in each of 5 domains.
Which psychiatric disorder has the highest rate of co-occurrence with patients suffering from PNES? Take the quiz and learn more.
In the second part of our Psyched! podcast interview, Janae Sharp discusses why she feels she has been a different kind of voice for physician suicide awareness.
Three new studies examine research on biomarkers to predict lifetime risk of Alzheimer disease; diet and brain tissue volume; and cognitive impairment in active older adults.
Does moderate- to high-intensity aerobic and strength exercise training slow cognitive decline over the long term? New research might surprise you.
The impetus to consider inflammation as potentially relevant to the pathoetiology of domain-based psychopathology (eg, anhedonia) and/or mental disorders, is
provided by a confluence of factors discussed here.
The studies reviewed in this article provide a new model for clinical practice—one where the treatment of depressed patients is not governed by trial and error, but rather where patients can access new interventions sooner.
Hypomania is critical to rule out, but hard to pin down. In part 1 of this 2-part series, Dr. Aiken shares his top pearls for making the diagnosis.