Cancer-Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Assessment and Treatment Considerations
While only a minority of patients with cancer may have diagnosable PTSD, subthreshold symptoms in some patients may be debilitationg enough that clinicians should be aware of the phenomenon.
Special Issues in Schizophrenia and Cancer
Patients with schizophrenia often have worse outcomes than their peers without the diagnosis. How you can support your patient in ensuring a better cancer prognosis?
Introduction: The Interface Between Psychiatry and Oncology
The articles in Part I of this Special Report discuss PTSD in cancer, special issues for patients with schizophrenia and cancer, and distress management.
Valproic Acid: Overused in Bipolar Disorder?
Valproate/divalproex appears to be considerably overused in the US; the use of lithium, second-generation antipsychotics, and carbamazepine should be more prominent in treatment decisions for patients with bipolar mania.
American College of Physicians Suggests Lead Health Care Reform
Policy suggestions released earlier this year could be used to guide actions during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Novel Insights on Cannabis and Psychosis
There is evidence in both patients with psychotic disorders and the general population that cannabis use is associated with adverse effects of psychopathology and cognition.
A million doctors on fire, three million scorched nurses beside them, burned out as the flames progress.
The Most Prevalent Psychiatric Disorder in Older Adults
The development of specific diagnostic criteria that are applicable to older adults can aid in the accurate diagnosis of psychiatric disorders in late life.
Implementation Challenges of Universal Suicide Risk Screening in Adult Patients in General Medical and Surgical Settings
The authors share evidence-based guidance for patient safety that minimizes suicide risk in medical settings.
The First International Congress on Infantile Psychiatry
Solving the problems of “troublesome” children throughout the ages.
The Many Histories of Biological Psychiatry: Anne Harrington, DPhil
An interview with Dr Anne Harrington, who offers a stimulating and thought-provoking historical perspective on the evolution of biological psychiatry from the German histopathologists to the present time in her recent book.
Traumas, Adversities, and Psychosis: Investigating Practical Implications
Childhood adversities can play a causal role in the development of psychosis and psycho-social interventions can be helpful.
The Upside and Downside of Religion, Spirituality, and Health
Clinicians may need to consider what happens to religiously oriented people when things go badly, despite their faith and prayer.
A Black Man's Lament
The recent ghastly killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd serve as a reminder that the pursuit of happiness and longevity remain a dream deferred for Black America due to systemic racism.
Rx: Limit Watching the News to 30 Minutes, 3X/Week
A 4-step plan to tackle the worries of the day.
A Work in Progress
Our country’s founders embarked on a dream. They did not know what would happen, and they did not agree on how our new world should work. Same is true in medicine and psychiatry. More in this introduction to the July issue.
Exploring the Neurobiology of OCD
The authors discuss common neurobiological processes that may contribute to OCD vulnerability and its persistence.
Convergence Mental Health: A New Pathway for Transdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship
A paradigm shift is needed in order to solve the unprecedented complexities and challenges associated with the current global mental health crisis.
Genital Self-Mutilation: A Cutting Conundrum
This form of nonsuicidal self-injury occurs within a spectrum of severity, and it is very likely that cases are both underreported and unpublished.
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