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Off-Label Prescribing of Antipsychotics for Youths: Who Should Be Treated?
This article focuses on appropriate versus inappropriate use of antipsychotics, the importance of careful assessment, and the consequences of not treating.
Expert Q&A: Schizophrenia and Weight Gain
Schizophrenia and T2 DM risk; short-term weight gain with specific antipsychotics; interventions to reduce weight and/or metabolic abnormalities. . .answers here.
Hearing Voices and Psychiatry’s (Real) Medical Model
Six fundamental assumptions underlie the medical model most psychiatrists use in their clinical work.
The Gut Microbiome in First-Episode Psychosis
New findings support the involvement of microbiota alterations in psychosis—and point to novel treatments.
Pharmacologic Cotreatment in Patients With Schizophrenia
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Putting a Face on Serious Mental Illness
In recent years, violence has unfortunately become the tragic touchstone that too often draws the public’s attention to mental illness.
Marijuana—Legal, But Not by Prescription
What are the pros and cons of marijuana use? Dr Andrew Saxon gives his viewpoint on why he is against medical marijuana but in favor of legalization of recreational use of marijuana.
New Psychopharmacology Algorithms
Dr David Osser offers compelling reasons why you might want to take a look at these 7 algorithms, each of which offers actionable consultations—usually in under 2 minutes.
New Research in the Genetics of Autism
An expert discusses the clinical, biological, and genetic components of de novo mutations and autism spectrum disorders.
8 Distinguishing Features of Primary Psychosis Versus Cannabis-Induced Psychosis
The authors compare the clinical features of idiopathic psychosis (eg, schizophrenia) with cannabis-induced psychosis.
Real-World Effectiveness of Antipsychotics
Which of these agents best prevents relapse? A recent study employed a novel approach to find out.
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