Psychiatric Times Vol 18 No 8

Addiction Resource Guide: An Internet Publishing Adventure

August 01, 2001

A psychiatrist took his expertise in addiction medicine and coupled it with his desire to start a business. An addiction treatment facility clearinghouse, this Internet venture provides consumers with the opportunity to compare and contrast different treatment centers to find the one best suited to their needs.

CMS Proposes to Change Rule of Restraints

August 01, 2001

Restraint rules for young people are filled with troublesome provisions. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (formerly the Health Care Financing Administration) want to change some of the restraint use rules that apply to Medicaid residential facilities for patients under the age of 21.

Psychiatric Abandonment: Pitfalls and Prevention

August 01, 2001

What is abandonment? Who is responsible? Where is the line drawn between no liability to treat and abandonment? Read how psychiatrists can protect themselves from the legal ramifications of abandonment.

How Can a Psychiatrist Make a Fair Agreement With a Patient?

August 01, 2001

The doctor/patient relationship has become more complicated and less effective with the introduction of third-party managers into the payment process. The authors propose a middle path solution to this problem that emphasizes clear, up-front communication in order to ensure fairness, privacy and informed consent.

Merging Administrative and Academic Careers in Psychiatry

August 01, 2001

In the current climate of psychiatric medicine, changes that greatly impact a psychiatrist's time, income potential and career enjoyment are constantly occurring. Is a career in psychiatric administration and academics a rewarding combination?

Disulfiram -- One Tool of Recovery

August 01, 2001

When treating alcohol-dependent patients, clinicians may be well advised to integrate disulfiram into the treatment plan. Who are good candidates, and who are not? How can you enlist the aid of family members and friends to ensure compliance?

Combining Family Practice and Psychiatry Resident Training

August 01, 2001

In 1995, the American Board of Family Practice and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology issued a white paper describing board requirements for residency training programs that combine the specialties of family practice and psychiatry. The first few students of these programs have graduated and are on their career paths. Might this be an opportunity for you?

Geriatric Psychiatry: A Niche in Demand

August 01, 2001

The ranks of the elderly are swelling, yet fewer and fewer physicians are choosing to practice geriatric psychiatry. What will be the impact on older patients who receive their mental health care from primary care physicians?