Psychiatric Times Vol 36, Issue 12

Hospital-Level Psychiatric Emergency Department Models

December 31, 2019

As hospital-based psychiatric emergency programs around the country demonstrate the ability to minimize ED boarding, provide cost-savings, and improve patient outcomes and clinician satisfaction, the challenge will be how to keep these models of psychiatric care self-supporting.

The Rise and Fall of Pragmatism in Psychiatry

December 28, 2019

"Psychiatry has been frozen in time since the 80s, and hence the absence of progress since then is no surprise." So says, S. Nassir Ghaemi, MD, MPH, in the next installment of Conversations in Critical Psychiatry with Awais Aftab, MD.

Understanding and Managing Agitation Associated with Dementia

December 27, 2019

Agitation can worsen function, pose safety concerns, and increase caregiver stress. It can be both confusing and frustrating to understand and manage these behaviors, but there are several approaches that can make all the difference.

Mindfulness

December 11, 2019

In our role as clinicians, we participate in the practice of medicine because there is always more to learn, and more experience to be gained. Such is the case with mindfulness...

Maternal Infection During Pregnancy: Increased Risk of Psychosis in Offspring

December 10, 2019

Maternal viral infection during pregnancy is a risk factor for schizophrenia. But there has been relatively less research on the association between maternal bacterial infection during pregnancy and psychosis risk.

Management of Age-Related Cognitive Decline

December 07, 2019

Patients with a family history of Alzheimer disease worry that normal aging symptoms are the initial indication of a progressive cognitive impairment that they have observed in their relatives. A variety of interventions are discussed.