Authors


Jason Maley, MD

Latest:

Developing a Collaborative Approach to Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection

1 in 3 COVID-19 survivors experience persistent consequences. What can psychiatry do to help?


Ujjwal Ramtekkar, MD, MBA, MPE, DFAACAP

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Telepsychiatry in Children and Adolescents

The pandemic revealed the potential of telepsychiatry for continuity of care in a group that perhaps needs it the most.


Ronald Thompson, PhD

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Safety Planning: A Tool for Peers As Well?

Safety planning by peers is feasible and acceptable to patients, might result in decreased ED visits, and may represent a way of implementing safety plans in rural EDs.


Michael von Poelnitz, MD

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A Psychiatrist’s Personal Perspective on Medical Aid in Dying

One doctor argues that assisted suicide is just that—suicide, not murder—and should be available for some patients.


John M. Ciccone, MD

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Current Health Care System Cannot Survive Aging Population

It's time to take a critical look at our health care system.


Chelsea Wolf, MD

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After COVID-19 and Beyond the Opioid Wave

Lessons from the opioid epidemic should be applied to cases of methamphetamine abuse.


Julia Vileisis, MD

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Psychiatric Evaluation of the Peripartum Patient

How can you be better prepared to interview and care for peripartum patients? This CME shows you how.


Mansi J. Shah, MA

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Putting the New Framework into Practice

Evaluating a new framework for evaluating undue influence and its implications for elder abuse and human trafficking cases.


Peter J. Whitehouse, MD, PhD

Latest:

Brain Health in an Unhealthy Society

How keeping your brain healthy also helps your patients and your community.



Kara S. Bagot, MD

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Screen Media Activity in Youth: Friend or Fiend?

Television, tablets, gaming, phones: how are they impacting child and adolescent mental health?


Nakela L. Cook, MD, MPH

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5 Studies Aimed at Reducing Suicide Among Teens

What suicide prevention programs have the best evidence for efficacy?


Arkaprava Deb, MD, MPH

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Investing in Recovery: The Case for Supporting Non-Police Crisis Response

Can we save lives by dispatching mental health professionals as first responders to behavioral health calls?


Patrick Porter, PhD

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5 Foods to Maximize Brain Function

For patients looking to supercharge their memory, what foods are best?



Alan Rosen, AO, FRANZCP

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Dominos: Mental Health Impacts of Australia’s Environmental Crises

Australia’s cascading environmental crises are all likely effects of climate change. How can psychiatrists and other mental health stakeholders respond?


Jeff C. Huffman, MD

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Positivism and Heart Health: Issues for Psychiatrists

Psychiatrists are uniquely suited to help patients with and without heart disease feel more positive and hopeful. This, in turn, can have substantial effects not just on mental health, but on health behaviors and physical health outcomes as well.


Michael Berk, MD, PhD

Latest:

Telling Humanity’s Brain Story: Insights From Brain Capital

Which innovations can improve measurement, technology, investment, and public policy surrounding brain health?


Scott W. Allen, PhD, ABPP

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A Story of Crisis Negotiation

This crisis and hostage negotiator shares one his scariest moments from the field.


Chris Santarsiero

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New SAMHSA CCBHC Criteria Will Foster Innovation in Crisis Services Continuum

The new criteria have been updated to increase flexibility and provide greater clarity around standards for behavioral health clinicians.


Najat R. Khalifa, MD

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Personality Disorder and Dangerousness

In this CME, the link between personality disorders and violence is explored. Much still remains to be learned about the factors that mediate the link.


Kellie Newsome, PMH-NP

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Blue Light Blockers: A Behavior Therapy for Mania

How to regulate circadian rhythms and regulate mood using dark therapy.


Ranel Troy Santos, PharmD

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Examining Risks of Reversible Clomiphene-Associated Manic Episodes to Patients

"Cumulatively, the findings of such reports have led to a concerted effort to encourage physicians to monitor patients for manic symptoms on initiation, reintroduction, and dose modulation of corticosteroid therapy."


Charles Benight, PhD

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Building Brain Resilience: A Multi-Level Systems Approach

Beyond the COVID-19-driven shock, we must develop a resilient future in an increasingly uncertain world.


Susana Jiménez-Murcia, PhD

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Co-occurring Substance Use and Eating Disorders

What does existing research say about the connection between substance use disorders and eating disorders?


Danae Merrick, MT-BC

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Exploring Music Therapy

3 music therapists share information on their program and treatments.


L. Allen Dobson Jr, MD, FAPA

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Let’s Use the Pandemic to Change Mental Health Care for the Better

The COVID-19 pandemic should have us reflecting on the state of our health care system as well as embarking in a national dialogue on what type of system we want for this country and what investments we need to attain that vision.


Jasmin L. Katz, PhD (Cand.)

Latest:

Mental Health Care for Women of Color: Risk Factors, Barriers, and Clinical Recommendations

It is essential that clinicians take an active approach in creating a culturally safe space to provide mental health care to WoC.


Nina T. Ballone, MD

Latest:

Conventional and Integrative Approaches to Treating Anxiety in Pregnancy

Women should be provided with multiple options for treatment if they decide to engage in mental health care during this critical period.


Malik Saafir, MDiv

Latest:

Psychological and Spiritual Reflections on the COVID-19 Pandemic

For some patients, quarantine and isolation may generate feelings of uncertainty. It is important to use accurate terminology, since the words we use and how we think shape our being and responses.

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