Mini-Quiz: Electroconvulsive Therapy
April 10, 2013
Periprocedural advancements, including liberalization of concomitant and pre-treatment medications, add to the comfort and tolerability of ECT, but adverse effects do exist. More in this quiz.
Mini-quiz: Major Depressive Disorder
February 25, 2013
Major depression is a common chronic illness within the general US population. What is the approximate prevalence for MDD in the US population?
Mini-quiz: Movement Disorders
January 22, 2013
Movement abnormalities and psychiatric symptoms often overlap and exacerbate one another. Can psychopharmacological agents induce movement disorders? Take the quiz and learn more.
Mini-Quiz: Secondary Psychosis
December 6, 2012
A history and physical examination with an emphasis on the neurological and cognitive parts are the cornerstones for the initial approach to psychosis. Take the quiz on signs and symptoms that might be confused for psychosis.
Mini-Quiz: Atypical Depression
November 20, 2012
It was not until the introduction of this MAOI that the term “atypical depression” began to emerge to describe a particular variant of nonendogenous depression. Take the quiz and join the discussion to learn more.
November 6, 2012
What is by far the most abundant and ubiquitous neurotransmitter in the mammalian central nervous system? Take the poll and join the discussion.
Quiz on Major Depressive Disorder
September 17, 2012
What are the advantages of adjunctive benzodiazepine therapy in comorbid depression and anxiety? Which therapy has the strongest evidence base for treating patients with late-life depression? These and more in this quiz.
Borderline Personality Disorder Quiz
July 9, 2012
Are patients with borderline personality disorder at a significantly increased risk for suicide when in the angry victim state? This question and more in this quiz.
Sleep Disorders Quiz
March 12, 2012
Can you name an important part of good sleep hygiene? The use of which short-acting sedative-hypnotics to treat sleep disturbances in patients is associated with Alzheimer disease? These questions and more.
Risk Assessment Quiz
January 18, 2012
A history of trauma is most uniquely related to which psychiatric disorder? Which medical comorbidities are associated with an increased risk of suicide in older adults? These questions and more.
Quiz on Bipolar Disorder
October 28, 2011
On the BSDS what score range indicates that there is a moderate probability of bipolar spectrum disorder? During euthymia, bipolar patients may have chronic impulsivity that predisposes them to aggression—especially those with comorbid features of which disorder? These questions and more in this quiz.
Substance Abuse Quiz
July 11, 2011
Which tool is helpful in screening for sexual addiction? Is the symptom severity in women treated for substance abuse generally equivalent to that of males? Structural abnormalities in which brain areas have been associated with substance abuse? These questions and more in this quiz.
Quiz on Schizophrenia
April 29, 2011
Does cognitive rehabilitation provides optimal improvements in functional outcome for patients with schizophrenia? What percentage of patients with schizophrenia who have comorbid obsessive compulsive disorder? This and more in this week's quiz.
Generic Drugs, Neuroimaging, Pharmacogenetic Approaches, and More
April 5, 2011
Which neuroimaging technologies uses the motion of water molecules to investigate the microstructure and organization of white matter tracts in the brain? Which pharmacogenetic approaches might be used as a predictor of antipsychotic drug response? These questions and more in this quiz.
Quiz on Suicide
March 18, 2011
During what season is suicide most common among college students? These questions and more in this week's quiz.
Quiz on Violent Behavior, Anxiety in Children, Delusions
February 7, 2011
Is violent behavior a proxy indicator for the relationship between severity of substance abuse and suicide risk? What has the strongest influence in promoting doubt about a delusion in a patient with schizophrenia? These questions and more.
Quiz on Vicarious Trauma, Working With Other Physicians, and More
January 18, 2011
Should malingering be considered more likely than factitious disorder when a patient exhibits pseudologia fantastica? What condition persists for longer than 3 months, accompanies a disease process, and is associated with a bodily injury that has not resolved over time? These questions and more in this interactive quiz.
Quiz on PTSD, Violence, and Trauma
December 22, 2010
Which treatment was found to be detrimental to patients with PTSD? What is the Brøset Violence Checklist used for? These questions and more in this week's quiz.
FROM PHYSICIANS PRACTICE
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.