CATIE Phase 2: Clozapine Most Effective, Followed by Risperidone, OlanzapineJune 1st 2006
There is hope for patients with schizophrenia who do not respond to first-generation antipsychotic drugs: phase 2 results of the CATIE study show that second-generation antipsychotic drugs may be effective.
Eating Disorders in SchizophreniaJune 1st 2006
Eating disorders in patients with schizophrenia have been underappreciated and poorly studied. Profiling characteristic phenotypic patterns will help clarify the distinctions among eating behaviors that are part of the spectrum of schizophrenia, those that represent distinct coexistent entities, and those that represent overlapping comorbidity.
BasicNeeds: Helping the Mentally Ill Live ProductivelyJune 1st 2006
BasicNeeds is a program in developing countries that works with individuals with mental illness or epilepsy, their families, and their communities to establish accessible treatment programs, satisfy basic needs, and reduce social marginalization and stigma.
Emotional Maltreatment of Children: Relationship to PsychopathologyJune 1st 2006
Emotional maltreatment is of two major types: emotional abuse and emotional neglect. While emotional abuse is easier to identify, emotional neglect is subtler, possibly more damaging, and poses even more challenging barriers to definition and study.
The Doctor-Patient Relationship and Liability in Third-Party Evaluations for Civil LitigationJune 1st 2006
Psychiatrists often believe they are protected from liability when conducting third-party evaluations in civil litigation. However, the nature of the physician-patient relationship and the issue of associated liability is not that straightforward.
Measuring Outcome in Psychiatric Private Practice Using Outpatient Self-ReportsJune 1st 2006
Increased demand for accountability is requiring more clinicians to supplement their judgments of patient outcome with standardized and objective protocols. The protocol outlined here is a model or jumping-off point for outcome evaluation.
Childhood Adversities Associated With Risk for Suicidal BehaviorJune 1st 2006
Childhood adversities associated with suicide risk include childhood maltreatment, problematic family relationships, socioeconomic hardship, and difficult relationships with peers. Acute suicide prevention strategies should focus on the treatment of contributory psychiatric disorders and on the crises that may precipitate suicidal behavior.
Stress and the Psychiatrist: An IntroductionJune 1st 2006
Defining "stress" and how it is expressed and managed in both psychiatrists and patients is a difficult proposition. This Special Report focuses on stress and the middle ground between the impulse to say there is no such thing as “stress” and the tendency to describe many explicit addressable issues under the monolithic term "stress."
Diagnosis and Management of ADHD in AdultsJune 1st 2006
Psychiatrists, primary care physicians, neurologists, nurse practitioners, psychiatric nurses, and other mental health care professionals. Continuing medical education credit is available for most specialties. To determine if this article meets the continuing education requirements for your specialty, please contact your state licensing board.