The Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health in Long-Term Care SettingsNovember 11th 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the mental health of residents in 2 fundamental ways; directly through infection, and indirectly, but more insidiously, through social isolation and other psychological stresses.
Do’s and Don’ts of Psychopharmacology in Late Life: Key Challenges and OpportunitiesSeptember 24th 2020
When working with older individuals with psychiatric symptoms, most clinicians are familiar with the adage “start low and go slow.” But what other tips should you consider when prescribing psychopharmacology?
Understanding and Managing Agitation Associated with DementiaDecember 27th 2019
Agitation can worsen function, pose safety concerns, and increase caregiver stress. It can be both confusing and frustrating to understand and manage these behaviors, but there are several approaches that can make all the difference.
Management of Age-Related Cognitive DeclineDecember 7th 2019
Patients with a family history of Alzheimer disease worry that normal aging symptoms are the initial indication of a progressive cognitive impairment that they have observed in their relatives. A variety of interventions are discussed.
Borderpolar: Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder and Bipolar DisorderDecember 4th 2019
The most frequently researched aspect of the relationship between BPD and bipolar disorder has been the frequency of their co-occurrence. Several reviews have estimated a 20% overlap in diagnostic frequency.
The Augmented Psychiatrist: How Technology Will Transform Mental Health Clinical PracticeOctober 4th 2019
Excitement in digital health is growing due to rapid advances in artificial intelligence, data science, and smart devices. How will the growing number of mental health technologies impact clinical practice? Arshya Vahabzadeh, MD provides insights.
OCD: A Common Psychiatric Disorder With a Constellation of SolutionsOctober 4th 2019
OCD is a serious psychiatric condition that can be effectively treated, with evidence-based approaches, in a majority of cases. There are, however, circumstances that complicate our treatment of OCD, and this article presents some of these issues.
Digital Psychiatry: Augmenting the Future of Mental Health PracticeOctober 4th 2019
Technology will have an enormous impact on mental health, but perhaps not as soon as people think. Some of the earliest technologies to be deployed into clinical practice will help to augment clinicians, empower patients, and enable a data-driven approach to psychiatry.
The Therapeutic Relationship in Cognitive Behavior TherapyOctober 3rd 2019
Judith S. Beck, PhD discusses the importance of the therapeutic relationship in CBT. She discusses strategies for developing and maintaining a strong therapeutic alliance and explains how to overcome challenges and repair ruptures.