Author | Phebe Tucker, MD

Articles

Inflammation, Immune Function, and Schizophrenia: An Overview

May 19, 2017

Current research investigates new pathophysiologic mechanisms and lays the groundwork for redefining schizophrenia based on distinct medical subclasses-which may lead to more targeted and effective treatments. Details here.

Current and Future Treatment Options for Preventing Metabolic Syndrome Due to Atypical Antipsychotics

June 12, 2014

Treatment approaches to counter adverse metabolic effects associated with the atypicals.

Introduction: Mental Health Correlates of Trauma

May 04, 2013

Over half of the population is exposed to at least one lifetime traumatic event, yet relatively few of those exposed have lasting psychiatric sequelae. As psychiatrists, we attend to the needs of those who suffer.

Trauma and the Mind-Body Connection

June 01, 2007

Traumatic experiences are linked with a continuum of mental disorders and physical complaints. In the United States, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurs in approximately 8% of adults during their lifetime, with different trauma types associated with varying rates of illness. PTSD is commonly associated with comorbid mental conditions such as depressive disorders, other anxiety disorders, impulse control disorders, and alcohol abuse.