Effects of Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Changes in the Elderly
Drug interactions are more frequent in elderly patients because more medications are taken. In addition, drug interactions may be more serious because of insufficient physiological reserves. When new medications are started or stopped in elderly patients, it is very important to take note of potential interactions with other drugs or foods.
Introduction: The Integrated Approach to Addressing Comorbidities-Part 1
These articles illustrate the variety and complexity of problems associated with comorbidity in psychiatric disorder.
Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs in Psychiatry
Through patient self-management, mental health clinicians can transfer the focus from managing symptoms to allowing patients to live well in the context of their mental illness and medical comorbidities.
Educating Patients About Bipolar Disorders
Patients with bipolar disorder need a great deal of information about the illness. Without this education, adherence to your recommendations is uncertain; with it, outcomes will likely be better (and your job easier).
Introduction: Patient Education as Treatment Foundation
With appropriate educational strategies, psychiatrists can address and match diverse goals, competencies, preferences, and practical means of access.
Treatment of Insomnia in Anxiety Disorders
How often do insomnia and anxiety disorders coexist? And how best to treat patients with comorbid insomnia and anxiety? Answers here..
Anesthesia Advances Add to Safety of ECT
Simple, standardized protocols ensure that ECT can be provided safely and comfortably in many facilities, with consistent anti-depressant results and a favorable adverse-effect profile.
The “Pseudocommando” Mass Murderer: A Blaze of Vainglory
The term “pseudocommando” was first used to describe the type of mass murderer who plans his actions “after long deliberation,” and who kills indiscriminately in public during the daytime.
Unfavorable Changes to Medicare Pay Loom for Psychiatrists
The response of psychiatrists to Medicare’s continued inhospitability to psychiatrists in 2012 is cautious.
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