Meeting Patients Where They Are: A Public Health Imperative
Despite the vast research conducted to better understand biological mechanisms underlying psychosis, people with psychotic disorders continue to suffer.
Prescribing Hope for Recovery
Those of us who have a diagnosis of a psychotic disorder are, above all, human beings. We are more than the disorder.
Stage-Specific Treatment of Psychotic Disorders
Psychotic disorders are potentially serious and enduring and have been seriously neglected in health systems worldwide. The good news is that better medium-term outcomes are now achievable.
Mind-Body Therapies for the Management of Pain: How Effective Are They?
For the millions of patients whose pain is being treated with opioids, mind-body interventions are proving to be important considerations to ease suffering.
The Case Against Antidepressants for Bipolar Depression: Findings from STEP-BD
Do you prescribe antidepressants for your patients with bipolar depression? If so, think again, and consider results from these studies.
Investing Tips in a Time of Crisis
Amidst this world of unknowns, the authors share some tips and advice to weather the financial fallout of this storm.
Talking to Pregnant Patients About Cannabis Use
Consumption of cannabis during pregnancy results in a host of problems, including cannabinoid placental crossing and accumulation in the fetal brain as well as other organs.
In Memoriam: Psychiatrists Who Are Coronavirus Casualties
One was a civil rights activist. Another, a book illustrator on the side. A third practiced medicine for over 70 years. All served as mentors. No one loss is less profound. Their families and psychiatry mourn them.
The Future of Telepsychiatry
How can telepsychiatry improve quality and access to care as well as reduce physician burnout? Telepsychiatry pioneers joined Chris Aiken, MD to discuss tips and tricks in making it work for you.
Grandpa Murray, rags to riches, American big shot, the man who dreamt even bigger for his first grandson when he placed a doctor’s bag in my crib . . . the proudest man
at my med school graduation.
Exploring Psychotropic Drug Interactions
The complexity of addressing and avoiding drug interactions has become more challenging with the vast increase in the number of new medications.
Here Comes Summer
Hopefully, the season will bring us a new sense of freedom, as we make progress in the fight against COVID and the possibility of returning to a more normal life.
Jumping Into Telehealth
My initial glance before my patient sees me usually tells me a lot about how they are doing and what to expect during the appointment.
Understanding the Relationship Between Cannabidiol and Psychosis: Clinical Issues
Drs Zuardi and Crippa discuss the current stage of scientific evidence that supports the use of cannabidiol in schizophrenia, anxiety, and Parkinson disease.
Mental Health Parity in the US: Have We Made Any Real Progress?
A breakdown of how we are living up to the ideals and standards proposed by the 2008 Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, including the pandemic's impact on parity.
Culture Wars, COVID-19, and Countertransference: What America’s Cultural Rifts Might Mean for Psychiatry
Although it may seem a bit of a luxury to begin an examination of countertransference at a time when life itself hangs in the balance, clinicians may be working with patients whose political views make it very difficult to address their emotional needs.
Neuroprogression of Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents
Critical brain maturation occurs from fetal development through adolescence; given the complex and variable nature of these changes, disentangling abnormal neurodevelopment from neuroprogression is a formidable task.
Is It OCD or an Anxiety Disorder? Considerations for Differential Diagnosis and Treatment
While it may be challenging to differentiate between OCD and other anxiety disorders, using a multi-informant assessment and understanding the content of a patient’s fears is a fundamental start to outlining an effective treatment plan.
Rediscovering Disordered Selfhood in Schizophrenia
Familiarity with self-disorders is an indispensable tool in diagnosing a patient suspected for developing schizophrenia. Such knowledge improves communication with the patient and may serve as a starting point for therapeutic intervention.
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