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Phebe Tucker, MD

Phebe Tucker, MD

Dr Tucker is Professor and Vice Chair of Education and Arnold and Bess Ungerman Endowed Chair of Psychiatry in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City.

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Current research investigates new pathophysiologic mechanisms and lays the groundwork for redefining schizophrenia based on distinct medical subclasses—which may lead to more targeted and effective treatments. Details here.

The Interface of Dermatology and Psychiatry

Delusional parasitosis can be difficult to recognize, but timely diagnosis and psychiatric treatment can improve quality of life and reduce medical costs.

Over half of the population is exposed to at least one lifetime traumatic event, yet relatively few of those exposed have lasting psychiatric sequelae. As psychiatrists, we attend to the needs of those who suffer.

Newtown’s loss has finally forced us to look more deeply at violence and the treatment of mental health within our society.

Traumatic experiences are linked with a continuum of mental disorders and physical complaints. In the United States, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurs in approximately 8% of adults during their lifetime, with different trauma types associated with varying rates of illness. PTSD is commonly associated with comorbid mental conditions such as depressive disorders, other anxiety disorders, impulse control disorders, and alcohol abuse.

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