Psychiatric Times Vol 29 No 7

Sex Orientation Change Therapy: Back in the Headlines

July 14, 2012

A bill banning mental health providers from engaging in sexual orientation change efforts with patients passed the California Senate just weeks after prominent psychiatrist Robert Spitzer, MD, apologized to the gay community for his 2003 study.

Ketamine-Induced Optimism: New Hope for the Development of Rapid-Acting Antidepressants

July 14, 2012

There is rapidly escalating interest in drugs that target the glutamatergic neurotransmitter system, especially NMDA receptor modulators. The hope is that they will fill the large unmet need for rapid-acting antidepressant medications with efficacy in treatment-resistant patients.

Confounding Factors in TRD (Part 1): The Role of Subtyping and Bipolarity

July 19, 2012

The current system of payment for mental health care in the US can lead, or even incentivize, clinicians to focus on and code for Axis I disorders and their more readily reimbursed psychopharmacological treatment approaches.