Slipping out of quarantine, we walk hand in hand. Comforting words that this, too, shall pass.
Neighborhoods, tribes, gangs—each have their own culture. Unless you have been raised in one of them and are "known," you come as a stranger.
Despite proven efficacy of ADHD treatments, adherence remains a challenge.
“I met Talia almost 20 years ago. It wasn’t the usual doctor-patient relationship formed in the setting of an outpatient clinic or general inpatient hospital.”
Mounting evidence shows the endogenous opioid system is a potential therapeutic target for mood disorders, yet questions remain.
Investigators used machine learning to derive a unique electroencephalographic pattern or “signature” that appears to predict response to antidepressants vs. placebo.
Regardless of whatever short-term benefit patients perceive from cannabis, the evidence points clearly to an association between usage and worsening course of bipolar disorder over time.
When I first learned of Anne Frank’s story, I could barely imagine the fear, the loneliness, and the isolation. During these last few weeks, I realized there is so much young people can learn from her.
They are models of the essence of heroism that is being seen in health professionals and the public during the pandemic.
As psychiatrists we must remember that comorbidities is often the rule, not the exception. This is especially true for obsessive and compulsive disorder (OCD).
OCD in the general population often differs from OCD that presents in the perinatal period. It is imperative to recognize, assess, and treat perinatal OCD to improve maternal and child outcomes and have a transgenerational impact.
"There is a great deal that ails psychiatry—over-diagnosis, overtreatment, misallocation of resources, consistent breaches of patients’ fundamental human rights, and so forth," says Dr McLaren in this interview.
While it may be challenging to differentiate between OCD and other anxiety disorders, using a multi-informant assessment and understanding the content of a patient’s fears is a fundamental start to outlining an effective treatment plan.
In these uncertain times, many look to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s quote “The only thing we have to fear is . . . fear itself.” But what does that really mean?
The COVID-19 Pandemic and Emotional Wellbeing: Tips for Healthy Routines and Rhythms During Unpredictable Times
Recommendations from the International Society of Bipolar Disorders Task Force on Chronobiology and Chronotherapy and the Society for Light Treatment and Biologic Rhythms.