Maybe the “Occupy Wall Street” movement suggests a different kind of protest for this year’s APA meeting. What about “Occupy Medicine” for us psychiatrists?
Colonel David M. Benedek, MD—a psychiatrist—takes a brief look at the emotional fallout of war in veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and points you to the "The Clinical Manual for Management of PTSD."
Might your patient be feigning mental illness? Forensic psychiatrist Phillip Resnick, MD offers insights.
How can we combine neuroscience and psychotherapy to best serve patients with psychiatric disorders?
Nada Stotland, MD, MPH briefly considers the psychological effects of abortion.
To identify what psychiatrists and other physicians may need to know about recent studies in internal medicine, Monique Yohanan, MD, MPH, a physician editor at Epocrates, Inc, reviewed several articles published during the last year that she considers newsworthy and most likely to influence clinical practice.
Patients with anxiety disorders who self-medicate with alcohol or drugs may be increasing their risk for developing incident substance use disorders, according to a study presented at the American Psychiatric Association’s recent annual meeting.
A report of dropoffs of elderly individuals at hospitals, elderly persons being reported for socially inappropriate behavior, and an increase in 911 calls concerning elderly relatives with dementia attacking family members and caregivers.
In a decade-long study of antipsychotic prescribing for hospitalized children and adolescents, researchers found that antipsychotics were used in 44.3% of patients and were often prescribed for behavioral disorders, PTSD, and other anxiety disorders as well as psychotic disorders.
In response to mounting physician interest in vitamins and dietary supplements, Monique Yohanan, MD, MPH, a physician editor at Epocrates, Inc, reviewed her picks for articles about vitamin D, calcium, and glucosamine that she considers “most likely to influence clinical practice” at the recent APA meeting in Honolulu.