Suicidal Ideation and Behaviors in Oncology Patients
Patients with cancer are at increased risk for both suicidal ideation and completed suicide. The authors discuss factors contributing to this increase in both biological and psychological realms.
Looking to the Future and Improving Patient Care
The next several years will present challenges and opportunities for psycho-oncology to improve care for patients.
Case-Based Clinical Approaches for Clinicians
There are myriad nuanced clinical approaches to cancer treatment, and psychosocial factors are no less complex.
Finding Meaning in the Face of Suffering
An added component of cancer treatment is discovering what is most meaningful in the patient’s life and using that to buoy them during difficult moments. That, in a nutshell, is the psychiatrist's role.
To Scan or Not to Scan: Brain Imaging in First-Episode Psychosis
The role of neuroimaging is to rule out medically or surgically treatable causes of illness, such as new-onset psychosis.
ACP Releases Ethical Guidance for Electronic Communication With Patients
A position paper presents the best ways to use electronic communication, particularly timely given the pandemic.
Cytochrome P450: You've Come a Long Way
Two examples described here underscore the importance of understanding the cytochrome P450 (CYP) system
A Challenging Psychotherapeutic Journey
One can only hope today's challenges will become a “corrective emotional experience."
Conventional and Integrative Approaches to Treating Anxiety in Pregnancy
Women should be provided with multiple options for treatment if they decide to engage in mental health care during this critical period.
A Double Whammy: Psychosis and Huntington Disease
When the patient has significant comorbid psychiatric problems, high risk of suicide, and Huntington disease, the role of clinician spills over into patient advocate in a complex medical system.
Exploring N-Acetylcysteine in Psychiatry
A synthetic derivate of the endogenous amino acid L-cysteine and a precursor of glutathion, N-Acetylcysteine shows promise for treating a variety of psychiatric disorders.
Topiramate in Bipolar Disorder and Comorbidities: The Myths and the Evidence
There are some off-label proposed uses for topiramate in comorbidities that are common in patients with bipolar disorder. What does the evidence say?
Dismantle Racism in Psychiatry & Society
Psychiatrists should be experts at hearing and seeing what is not visible. That is exactly what we need to do to let the sun shine through the racist dust.
My Wow and Awesome Responses While Reading the Psychiatric Literature
Reflections on the current psychiatric literature as well as the many accomplishments psychiatry has seen since the 1950s.
The Glass Is Half Full
With everything going on in the world, this lesson has become abundantly clear—our attitudes will help us ride the ups and downs and the slings and arrows that present themselves and propel us to better times.
How Reading Current Literature Stimulates Duh and Yawn Responses
An analysis of causes and potential interventions and recommendations for clinicians to stay up to date.
5 Steps to Improve Outcomes in Substance Abuse in Older Patients
Addiction among older adults is associated with worse medical outcomes and increased economic burden of care. The long-term use of psychoactive substances can result in adverse neurological outcomes even at therapeutic doses.
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