Neuropsychiatry of Catatonia: Clinical Implications
As a neuropsychiatric and general medical syndrome, catatonia represents an important diagnostic and treatment challenge for all clinicians given its morbidity and mortality.
Introduction: Exploring the Foundations of Psychiatry
As we discover new diseases of the brain that present with psychiatric symptoms, it remains incumbent upon us to remember the experience of patients and their families in the context of society at large.
Diagnostic Errors in Neuropsychiatry
While the process of diagnosing is common to all fields of medicine, this article specifically addresses missed “medical” diagnoses in patients who present to or are being followed by psychiatrists and other mental health clinicians.
Addressing Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures: Clinical Challenges
DSM-5 categorizes PNES as a functional neurological disorder or conversion disorder with seizures. It is essential that neurologists, psychiatrists, and other clinicians coordinate care to ensure that patients with PNES receive a prompt diagnosis.
Helping Complex Patients
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a one-of-a-kind nonprofit that is here for your patients and their families, no matter where they are.
Vicarious Trauma in Clinicians: Fostering Resilience and Preventing Burnout
The recognition of a wide range of traumatic experiences-physical or sexual assault, motor vehicular accidents, natural disasters, terrorism-has implications for understanding the vulnerability to vicarious trauma inherent in a clinician’s practice.
Research Sheds Light on Two Types of Treatment for ADHD
New research highlights the potential benefits and detriments of treatment strategies for ADHD, including both pharmacological and nonpharmacological options.
Battered Woman Syndrome: Is It Enough for a Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity Plea?
Today, 25 years after the Lorena Bobbitt trial, the case has gained a renewed interest. A look back shows how far we have-and haven’t-come in conceptualizing sexual violence.
Things Are Seldom What They Seem
Doing a review of systems wasn’t “rocket science,” as they say-but it was a classic example of medical science and of why psychiatrists are physicians first.
Identification, Assessment, and Clinical Management of Tardive Dyskinesia: An Update
This CME discusses what is known about the pathology of tardive dyskinesia, the risk factors for the disorder, assessment of patients with movement disorders, and diagnosis and treatment.
You’re a Psychiatrist . . .
Words have power. These include the power to heal, especially words spoken by physicians, mental healers in particular-psychiatrists.
Psychiatric Times’ Poet Awarded International Prestige
Congratulations and kudos to Dr Richard M. Berlin, whose poem “Eye Contact” was chosen to be included in the 2019 Hippocrates Prize Anthology.
A ghostly glow frames the face of a man with nothing to hide...
Goldilocks and the Opioids
Medical professionals don’t want to prescribe too many pain killers, which may contribute to the epidemic of opioid misuse, yet they don’t want patients to needlessly suffer.
Optimizing Brain Health
Each moment of each day we make choices that can affect our brain health-our challenge is, without judgment, to increase the choices that promote a healthy brain.
New Treatment Reduces Levels of Protein Linked to Huntington Disease
The first therapy to target the primary mechanism of the disease is safe and well tolerated, say study investigators.
Thomas Szasz: An Appraisal of His Legacy
A penetrating, deep, and intrepid exploration of Szasz’s oeuvre, and the indelible impact he has had on the practice of psychiatry, in this country and abroad.
Work Stress Takes a Toll on Physicians’ Health
The fallout from burnout: alcohol dependence, binge eating, sleep disorders, and general ill health.
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