The association between psychiatric disorders, most notably depression and anxiety, and pain is well established. However, mental health professionals, and especially psychiatrists, are still often excluded from treating patients with pain.
Cannabis is a widely used drug of abuse in adolescents. With legalization of marijuana, adolescent cannabis use may increase substantially.
As our understanding of the neurobiology of OCD grows, additional treatment options become available and should be thoughtfully integrated into the treatment algorithm. One such option is dTMS.
Neurotransmitters may enhance mood-boosting effectS of exercise, cigarette use abstinence efforts going up in smoke, and other recent findings are summarized here.
Recent findings may relieve some of the guilt that accompanies the consumption of chocolate, particularly during depressive episodes.
In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Montefiore Health System, and Albert Einstein College of Medicine are working together to examine the link between depression and asthma in older adults.
Utilizing our senses—sight, hearing, AND smell—during the patient interview can provide a comprehensive exam and assist in assessment and treatment.
Some patients can get more depressed on this antidepressant. This isn't about bipolar disorder or antidepressant-induced mania. It's about a metabolite. More in this podcast.
Moving toward a bio-psycho-sociocultural model of major depression.
Some patients get more depressed on this antidepressant, but that does not mean they have bipolar disorder.