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Psychiatric Times Vol 33 No 5: May 2016

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There’s no procedure code for a visit like this. But I can’t fault my psychiatrist wife for crossing a boundary and getting too personal.

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When timely psychiatric care or consultation is difficult or impossible to obtain, telepsychiatry may be an acceptable, economical, and effective alternative.

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To neglect the cultural components of any given diagnosis or behavior, to ignore the role of culture-based individual attitudes, beliefs or practices in the face of adversity, would be a disservice.

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He didn’t notice snow falling in the Krankenhaus courtyard the night he fell in love. A mere intern, castrated by Jew-hating med school professors...

DSM-5

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You must assess the presenting problem and identify the appropriate diagnostic code needed for insurance billing. But diagnosis is complicated. Help here.

DSM-5

Eating Disorders

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Eating disorders are still thought of as a “female problem.” But 25% of those with anorexia and 36% of those with bulimia are males.

Eating Disorders

Depression

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A 20-year-old college sophomore with “depression and anxiety,” who is exercising ferociously and who is literally dying to lose more weight sets the stage.

Depression

Cultural Psychiatry

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More social media use was associated with more depression in this study. Findings suggest that clinicians need to ask about social media use by people who are depressed.

Cultural Psychiatry
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The CDC and FDA have -- at last -- recognized that there might be something of a problem in the way opiates are prescribed!

Cultural Psychiatry

Bipolar Disorder

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In an international network of patients with bipolar illness, more offspring of US patients than of those from Europe had received a mental illness diagnosis. This suggests greater epigenetic vulnerability in Americans.

Bipolar Disorder

Comorbidity In Psychiatry

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Broaching the subject of changing behaviors can be daunting. Motivational interviewing may make these conversations easier.

Comorbidity In Psychiatry

Alcohol Abuse

Ethics case quiz: A patient's inconsistent decisions regarding treatment are cause for concern. What to do?

Alcohol Abuse

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

How radically do we want to alter the physician’s traditional ethical obligations to the most vulnerable of patients?

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Neuropsychiatry

A brief psychosocial tool that offers compassionate, tailored care using existential neuroscience, a new perspective for conducting bedside psychotherapy.

Neuropsychiatry

Career

In recent years, health care insurance companies (and the businesses that use them) have begun to invest in mindfulness research and programs What has happened to explain this development?

Career

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