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
The use of alternative treatments--like acupuncture, homeopathy, herbs, dietary supplements--for postpartum depression is becoming widespread. Dr. Hendrick discusses the benefits and risks of these alternative treatments and research that is being done to ensure their safety for new mothers More »
Literature invites readers to see the world from another viewpoint, which can, in turn, lead to an increased capacity for empathy. In working with difficult-to-treat children, Alexandra Helper, M.D., has found that the use of literature that focuses on alternative viewpoints helps such patients... More »
Jose R. Maldonado, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University, was named the 2001 recipient of the Psychiatric Times Teacher of the Year award. The award was presented to Maldonado at the 14th Annual U.S. Psychiatric & Mental Health Congress in... More »
Evidence is accumulating that untreated depression can impede comorbid medical treatment and increase mortality. The author reports on the latest research and treatment recommendations for depression that accompanies cardiovascular disease, stroke and Parkinson's disease. More »
A physician asks, via the Internet, for help in locating a resource to evaluate possible interactions between herbal remedies and Western medications. A Stanford researcher surveys 1,035 randomly selected people and reports that 40% of them have used such alternative health care as chiropractic,... 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.