This article focuses on treatment resistance to medications in adult male and non-pregnant adult female outpatients with any type of DSM-5 diagnosed bipolar disorder.
Up to 75% of individuals with HD have at least one other co-occurring psychiatric condition. These may manifest with prominent hoarding behaviors described here in the differential diagnosis for hoarding symptoms.
Appropriate use of benzodiazepines in patients with a substance use disorder is an important skill. Here are some important considerations.
Up until her last year of training, this psychiatrist was convinced she only wanted to consult in the hospital—that is, until she met a 31-year-old expectant mother.
The human-animal relationship can provide insight into the patient’s ability to connect, to interact, and to show care and empathy. Plus, companion animals tend not to breach confidentiality.
Beyond psychosocial implications of anxiety disorders, an array of physiological effects may ensue.
Marijuana-related problems fall well within the scope of psychiatric practice: many patients use marijuana, which is likely to affect their psychiatric symptoms and response to treatment.
The authors shed light on a disorder that is difficult to diagnose and manage, and offer insights on how to develop an appropriate treatment plan.
Psychiatrists need to understand the patient’s cancer diagnosis, staging, treatments and their adverse effects, and prognosis to appreciate the challenges the patient is coping with throughout treatment as well as survivorship or end-of-life.
Health care and medical education must march ever onward—although recently there has been a growing uprising among the ranks of experienced physicians.