An expert provides sage advice to avoid a malpractice lawsuit, even in the face of potentially tragic outcomes.
The author presents for consideration and discussion two personal stories in which the so-called Tarasoff Rule, or the “duty to warn” a threatened third party, was invoked. One was arguably appropriate; the other, arguably not.
The bipolar word can be frightening or confusing to patients, but there are ways to talk about it that engage them in recovery. More in this podcast.
This article explores why Enduring Personality Change After Catastrophic Experience (EPCACE) is a clinically useful diagnosis.
Assessment of suicidal risk in adolescents is a solemn professional obligation that involves obtaining as much information as possible from family members or caregivers. Evaluation of mood disorders is an essential part of the assessment.
With the goal of making psychiatric care more available, accessible, and affordable while maintaining the highest standards...comes the challenge of accomplishing this with limited resources.
Although not a DSM diagnosis, fear of falling is recognized as a common source of functional impairment and distress. The author presents 7 commonly prescribed medication categories that may increase fall risk in older adults.
The evidence is clear: bipolar disorder is frequently both underdiagnosed and overdiagnosed.
Verbal de-escalation involves validating a patient’s experience, establishing a collaborative relationship, and finding solutions to ensure the patient’s needs are met. More in this quiz.
A close analysis of the psychodynamics of Cain’s crime shows us something important about his mentality—not to be confused with mental illness.
From drug company mergers to government watchdogs, important trends are emerging.
Most drugs, after journeying through the various metabolic systems throughout the body, find their exit.
Research uncovers the mechanism underlying the development of psychotic symptoms in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. More in this video with Viviane Labrie, PhD, lead author of a recent study.
Undecidable Choices and the Polarization of Shared Ambivalence: What Can Psychiatry Add to Dispute Resolution?
Reframing is being tested as a potentially viable way to address intractable conflict where sacred values are at issue. In memory of Johan Verhulst, MD.
This CME article provides an understanding of the effects on the CNS that lead to HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND).