Suicidal Behavior: A Separate Diagnosis
May 17, 2013
Thinking about suicidal behavior as a diagnosable problem will help bridge the gap in how psychiatrists think about suicidality and how it is perceived by patients and their families. Dr Maria Oquendo elaborates in this video.
Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders in Patients With HIV/AIDS
March 25, 2013
Mental illness is a risk factor for HIV infection. It brings a number of behavioral correlates that put patients at risk for getting infected. Here, Dr Glenn Treisman provides an overview of the treatment of psychiatric disorders in patients with HIV.
Update on the Treatment of Bipolar Depression
November 5, 2012
There are many rapidly effective treatments for mania in bipolar disorder. However, there are relatively few options for bipolar depression, and none that are rapidly effective—even though bipolar depression constitutes between 20% to 50% of all depressive disorders. Here, Dr Michael Thase discusses the first, second, and third lines of treatment for bipolar depression.
Advances in the Treatment of Eating Disorders
November 1, 2012
Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa—or a combination of the two—share body image distortions and are associated with a great deal of other comorbid symptoms. Dr Walter Kaye offers a preview of his presentation, Advances in Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa, at PsychCongress.
Preventing the Onset of Cognitive Decline
October 26, 2012
By the year 2050, it is estimated that the number of people with Alzheimer disease and other forms of dementia will explode to 36 million in the US and over 160 million worldwide, over 3 times the current rate. Here to discuss his presentation at PsychCongress is Dr Anton P. Porsteinsson.
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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.