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Articles

The Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Gonadal Axis and Women’s Mental Health: PCOS, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, and Perimenopause

October 13, 2017

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The authors review basic neuroendocrine function and the evidence base of hormonal contribution to psychiatric symptoms in PCOS, PMDD, and perimenopause. They also offer strategies for psychiatrists for both clinical assessment and management of women with neuroendocrine dysfunction.

How Psychiatrists Can Prevent HIV Transmission With Pre- and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis

September 25, 2017

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This article delineates the role of psychiatrists in preventing HIV transmission before and after HIV exposure through pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis.

Speaking Up: Sexual Harassment in the Medical Setting

June 26, 2017

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Here: a review of the definition of sexual harassment, its prevalence among physicians and medical students, its potential impact on physicians and trainees, and guidance about its management.

Recognizing Toxidromes From Digitally Accessed Illicit Drugs: New Challenges for Psychiatrists

April 18, 2017

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Access to illicit drugs is now as easy as a few swipes on a smartphone. Here's a primer for clinicians who aren't well acquainted with this trend and who aren’t familiar with the many substances themselves.

Depression and Anxiety in Cardiac Disease

December 26, 2016

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Here: a look at the associations between negative psychological states and CV health, physiologic and health behavior mechanisms, and ways to diagnose and treat depression and anxiety disorders.

Transplant Psychiatry: Psychiatric Care of Organ Donors and Recipients

October 25, 2016

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The authors focus on the psychiatric management of transplant recipients and the evaluation and care of living organ donors.

Transplant Psychiatry: An Introduction, Part 1

September 28, 2016

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Psychiatrists are playing an ever-increasing role in the evaluation and care of organ transplant candidates and living organ donors-before and after transplant.

Bioethical Challenges for Psychiatrists: Determination of Decisional Capacity

July 26, 2016

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The authors parse myths and facts about decisional capacity, with the goal of preserving patients' dignity and autonomy and helping you mediate conflicts, meet bioethical challenges, and provide compassionate resolutions.

Breast Cancer: What Psychiatrists Need to Know

June 24, 2016

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To support patients with breast cancer, psychiatrists should be aware of possible medication interactions, psychiatric or neurologic adverse effects of treatment, and signs of disease progression--issues that are the focus here.

Telepsychiatry for Vulnerable and Underserved Populations

May 24, 2016

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When timely psychiatric care or consultation is difficult or impossible to obtain, telepsychiatry may be an acceptable, economical, and effective alternative.