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.
APA 2015 Schizophrenia
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.
An analysis of symptom severity across domains may enable us to reevaluate how we categorize symptoms within the spectrum of psychotic illness.
Physicians recognize many features of schizophrenia, but one neglected area is the common symptom of a poor self-other boundary—in fact, this has also been neglected as a criterion for the DSM.
Multiple perspectives are required to fully understand a concept. This seems to be the growing consensus with the schizophrenia spectrum disorders.
If the models in this discussion are disseminated and used, costs will drop and patients will enjoy an improved quality of life.
“Those who fail to learn from the mistakes of their predecessors are destined to repeat them.” This may be the take-home point of the APA 2015 meeting regarding schizophrenia.
Given that one of the primary goals of making DSM revisions is to improve its clinical utility, establishing a baseline of current usage is critical to inform future proposals. For this and other reasons, the authors provide preliminary results from research focused on determining clinicians’ actual use of DSM.
A bit of conference levity as we cover serious issues.
Here is just a sample of the many great presentations on schizophrenia at this year’s meeting.