Although antidepressants are advised only as second-line treatment in patients with bipolar disorder, the matter is complicated by conflicting data surrounding antidepressant use during pregnancy. Read More
The diagnosis of bipolar disorder is typically associated with significant disability and impaired functioning. This article explores the pros and cons of functional and quality-of-life measures. Read More
In a childhood obesity article, the JAMA authors suggest "involvement of state protective services . . . including placement into foster care in carefully selected situations" as an alternative to treatment at newly established pediatric surgical weight loss programs. Do you agree? More »
There are currently several disturbing phenomena in the field of suicidology:
•Many papers are describing risk assessment and suggesting the need for high-risk patients to be hospitalized.
•Emergency department (ED) staff are complaining about spending much of their time trying to find beds for... More »
Many physicians fail to invest time and money in marketing and promoting their practice. However, marketing their practice is a wise investment that helps ensure financial stability and allows them to reach short- and long-term goals. More »
More than half of parents treat their child’s ADHD symptoms with vitamins, dietary changes, and expressive therapies—but only a small minority tell their doctor. And roughly 8 out of 10 patients who use complementary and alternative medicine treatments regard them as primary therapy. Listen to Dr Richard Balon discuss his choice for "Top Paper of the Year"—an article on CAM therapies written by Dr James Lake.
Five Steps to Improving Patient Access Judy Capko, May 21, 2013 Patient access is getting increased attention through reform initiatives. Here are five steps you can take to make sure patients get appropriate access to care in your office.