Psychiatric Times Vol 29 No 8

Introduction: Dementia, Delirium, Depression, Drugs, and Driving

July 28, 2012

Of the 3 informative articles included in this special geriatric collection, 1 offers a perspective on the treatment of depression that does not focus on somatotherapy. The others remind us of 2 additional geriatric Ds of importance: drugs and driving.

Electronic Health Records and Patient Privacy-An Oxymoron?

July 31, 2012

Clinicians tell patients that we will keep their information private and then turn around and put it into an electronic health record that can do just the opposite. . . . Putting confidential information into an electronic health record can be like putting it up on a billboard.

Initiatives in Integrative Mental Health

August 03, 2012

Ongoing advances in functional brain imaging will permit studies on postulated roles of magnetic fields, biophotons, and macroscopic highly coherent quantum field effects on normal brain functioning and mental illness.

Confounding Factors in Treatment-Resistant Depression (Part 2): Comorbidities and Treatment Resistance

August 03, 2012

The role of subtyping and bipolarity in TRD was discussed in Part 1 of this 2-part article. Here we review a number of the most common confounding factors of TRD but limit our scope to comorbidities that can be directly addressed and treated by psychiatrists.

Effective Personalized Strategies for Treating Bipolar Disorder

August 02, 2012

Effective personalized treatment recognizes bipolar disorder as a biopsychosocial disorder, but mood-stabilizing medications are the backbone of treatment. These medications fall into 3 categories: lithium, antikindling/antiepileptic agents, and second-generation antipsychotics.