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Psychiatric Times Vol 32 No 4: April 2010

Bipolar Disorder

Treating Bipolar Patients with Lithium

Lithium plays an important role in reducing morbidity and mortality associated with bipolar disorder. Psychiatrists can optimize the benefits of lithium by carefully choosing patients for long-term treatment and educating them about the risks and benefits.

Bipolar Disorder

Opioid Related Disorders

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There are probably few health care professionals who are unaware of the concerns about the apparent overprescription of opioids. However, we have had only limited information on how good a job physicians may actually be doing in prescribing these medications.

Opioid Related Disorders

Alzheimer

Still Alice

This film is a must-see for psychiatrists, not because it adds new information about the course of Alzheimer disease or its impact on families, but because it forces us to rethink issues that can affect our clinical practice.

Alzheimer

Couch in Crisis

Suicide, Violence, and Mental Illness

Professions, psychiatry included, do not have a stellar record of protecting those they serve. Do we have reason to believe that professional organizations or corporate entities can be trusted to protect their clientele?

Couch in Crisis

A blog on the cultural components of minority groups, mental illness, and stigma.

Couch in Crisis
Top Research That May Change How You Treat Patients With Substance Use Disorders

The authors use a 3-step process to identify and evaluate published research with findings that are ready for—and that have a direct bearing on—clinical practice.

That’s how he’d like to go, he tells me, not by this slow seeding of liver and spine, not with all the tears and long good-byes.

Career

In his Editorial, Dr Allan Tasman reflects on a recent meeting he attended in Asia and considers the implications for psychiatric service planning in the US.

Career

A recent report that argues against descriptive diagnosis in medicine is historically ill-informed and medically naive, in the opinion of this psychiatrist.

Career

Disaster Psychiatry

In this article, psychodynamic psychology is applied toward the understanding and recognition of "homegrown" terrorists, individuals who are familiar with American culture and thus more difficult to detect.

Disaster Psychiatry

Cultural Psychiatry

Years ago I read somewhere that dying is easy—the hard part is being left behind. But I recently met an older woman who taught me otherwise.

Cultural Psychiatry

Was the business of the heart always so heartless?

Cultural Psychiatry

Cognitive Disorders

Therapeutic lying, a concept that is currently seeping into the medical literature, is the practice of deliberately deceiving patients for reasons considered in their best interest.

Cognitive Disorders

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