Here's a debate about a statistic the NIMH has posted on its website that, says one critic, significantly underestimates the number of adults with schizophrenia in the US and potentially affects their care. The Director of the NIMH responds.
Over the years, I have found a number of metaphors, adages, and even a parable to be helpful in letting my patients know that they have been heard and to provide them with psychological comfort and support.
Practical guidance for psychiatrists who wish to confidently address questions regarding genetics that may be posed by patients and their families.
The name of the subspecialty Psychosomatic Medicine has become Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. And the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine has changed its name to the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. Here's why.
After he juggles three chainsaws and spins twenty plates balanced on sticks, he moves to the grand finale: ten Bowler hats tossed across the arena and stacked on the ringmaster’s head.
The game looks disarmingly simple. In fact, it’s alarmingly complex.
In the past decade, the effects of antidepressants on the QT interval and the subsequent risk of cardiac arrhythmias have become a notable concern. When the FDA released a drug safety communication about the risk of abnormal changes in the electrical activity of the heart with citalopram, providers learned to consider this risk as not only an adverse effect of a specific medication, but also the consequence of drug-drug interactions.
More than 6 out of 10 deaths involve prescribed opioids. The authors address guidelines for who should (and who should not) receive a naloxone prescription.
Are they hallucinations or distortions?
Functional connectivity is a “rapidly developing scientific story.” And for psychiatrists, it is a story worth following.
PTSD in late life can result from trauma that occurred much earlier or can follow traumatic events that occurred for the first time in old age.