Treating Recalcitrant PTSD With ECT: Are We There Yet?
Given the severe burden, grave suffering, and lack of remission with standard therapeutics in many patients with PTSD, preliminary data on the role of ECT seems promising.
PTSD in Late Life
Trauma may be a hidden variable in the lives of older adults, impacting them in ways they may not recognize or be willing to admit.
Introduction: PTSD Treatment Strategies and New Initiatives
This Special Report on stress and trauma brings together five topics that are neglected in the current literature.
Accelerated Resolution Therapy for PTSD
ART can be used in conjunction with other trauma-focused therapies. This article discusses the clinical utility of ART, as well as the research behind it.
Complementary and Integrative Health Approaches for PTSD
Although efficacious treatments for PTSD have been established, many individuals remain symptomatic after treatment or never seek empirically supported therapies. This is where complementary and alternative medicine comes in.
Sharing Patient Cases: Balancing Confidentiality and Educational Needs
Providing detailed descriptions of interactions that occurred between patient and therapist moved our field forward by both honing our technique and considering more effective ways to help our patients. But is the sharing of cases ethical?
Treatment of Bipolar Depression in Children and Adolescents
Two FDA-approved medications are making a dent in treating bipolar disorder in youths, a serious illness that adversely affects young patients, as well as their family and peers.
Necessity Is the Mother of Invention: Emergency Psychiatry’s Era of Innovation
This article discusses the peculiarities of emergency psychiatric practice and reviews innovations in models of care delivery designed to overcome the challenges of this subspecialty.
The Role of ECT in the Suicide Epidemic
The recent increase in suicides highlights the urgent need for better treatment of severe depression. ECT is an intervention proven to reduce suicidality, yet it is underused because of the associated stigma.
Psychiatric Genetics 2018
Contemporary psychiatric genetics has come a long way. While the strong familial and hereditary basis of psychiatric illness has been known for almost a century, understanding the molecular underpinnings has proven to be the hard part.
Physician Work-Associated Trauma: Causes, Consequences, and Interventions
An understanding of evidence-based interventions can assist with the management of physician work-associated trauma within the unique setting of health care environments.
Laughter Is the Best Medicine
Given the brain's neuroplasticity, it’s to our benefit to make our lifetime experiences as positive and hilarious as possible
What Psychiatrists Need to Know: Patients in the Emergency Department
If an appropriate treatment is started promptly, the majority of psychiatric emergencies can be resolved within 24 hours without inpatient hospitalization.
The Hills of Paraguay
All summer southwest wind stirs the weeping willows the way my breath disturbs a settled life when I whisper the cancer diagnosis...
Two Misleading Myths Regarding “Medical Aid in Dying”
The authors discuss two fundamental misconceptions: the myth of the patient’s autonomy, and the myth of the incurability of the patient’s illness.
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