Sleep Disorders: A Wake-Up Call
The associations between sleep/rhythms and psychiatric disorders are not well understood. With additional research we can better address key issues and improve patient outcomes.
Neuropsychiatry of TBI
This Special Report addresses several specific areas of concern that are of importance to psychiatrists: Can depression be prevented after traumatic brain injury? What are the risks? Are there special issues involved in treatment?
Pharmacological Management of the Psychiatric Aspects of Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a public health epidemic. Psychiatric symptoms after TBI are not just common, but also troublesome.
Preventing Suicide When Caring for Patients With a History of TBI
The association between traumatic brain injury and negative psychiatric outcomes has a relatively long history. A review of the current state of the science and strategies for intervention.
TBI in Older Adults: A Growing Epidemic
Across all age groups, an estimated 5.3 million Americans are living with a TBI-related disability. Many of these individuals will live to be older adults.
Depression Following TBI Can It Be Prevented?
The chronic and relapsing course of TBI-associated depression poses a challenge to the management of afflicted patients.
On December 27, I learned that my pregnancy would not come to fruition with a baby for me. The healing process begins for me as it has for countless women before me. More in Portrait of a Psychiatrist.
Recognizing and Treating Trauma in the Inpatient Psychiatric Setting
Successful, trauma-informed care for patients with serious mental illness requires providers to assess, acknowledge, and treat trauma.
Neurobiology and Clinical Management of Childhood Onset Schizophrenia
Although psychotic illnesses are fortunately rare in children, contrary to common belief, psychotic symptoms can be fairly common in very young healthy children.
Is It Time to Legalize Cannabis?
The controversial question of whether to legalize cannabis has emerged front and center as an important issue that deserves a serious and thoughtful dialogue.
Cannabidiol as an Adjunctive Treatment for Schizophrenia
Cannabis continues to be the most commonly used illicit drug in the US, and the potential beneficial effects of CBD on cognition in patients with schizophrenia have critical importance.
Divestment in Fossil Fuels: A Preventive Public Health Strategy
The profound effects of climate change on mental health have become increasingly difficult to ignore.
A Complicated Case of Psychiatric Disability
What to do when a patient says they need disabled status, but you believe otherwise?
21st Century Reefer Madness
Many have said that truth is the first casualty of war. In the war on drugs, truth died before the first shot was fired.
The Week the EMR Went Down
We fled the computer room like inmates after lightning fries the prison fence. Then we rounded with nurses who knew the doses and what made patients moan...
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