The Field as a Master Class in Interviewing
Imagine working with a young patient showing signs of psychosis for the past 6 weeks. Your initial assessment appears to rule out medical- or substance-induced etiologies, yet symptoms persist. What's a psychiatrist to do?
CAHOOTS: A Model for Prehospital Mental Health Crisis Intervention
When concern for a patient is not so severe that a clinician feels compelled to call the police, there are options.
The Promise and Potential of Emergency Psychiatry
As a discipline, emergency psychiatry has widened its role, especially following the enormous mental health fallout from the pandemic and the shift of police and first-responder interventions.
ADHD in Patients With Bipolar Disorder: Genetics, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Although clinicians and patients may wish otherwise, the comorbidity of ADHD and bipolar disorder needs to be considered.
Talking to Patients and Rediscovering Disordered Selfhood in Schizophrenia
Selfhood: a complex and continuously evolving identity that is anchored in the patient's history and dependent on language and memory. But there is so much more.
Physician Liability During COVID-19: What You Need to Know To Protect Your Practice
Does the typical malpractice insurance policy cover COVID-related claims? That question and more answered.
Improving Care in Teens With Opioid Use Disorder
With opioid use disorder, a tiny fraction of young patients are getting treatment, which would not be acceptable for any other medical condition.
Benzodiazepine Use and the Risk of Dementia
Nearly half of the prescriptions for benzodiazepine among older adults are potentially inappropriate, so how best to do no harm?
My Patient Lost Their Job…Now What?
Unemployment is associated with an array of social and psychological complexities, directly affecting patients' self-esteem and perceptions of self-worth. When a patient loses their job, the psychiatrist has 4 tasks.
Two Hundred Thousand
A faceless full moon glowing through a cloud, contorted like the tree . . .
The Psychiatric Potential of Statins
Preliminary studies suggest that adjuvant treatment with a statin may be beneficial for patients who are also prescribed psychotropic drugs for depression and schizophrenia.
A Quick Primer on the Serendipity of Psychopharmacological Development
When we finally open a trap door to explain or further understand a hypothesis, the answer often includes a house full of hallways.
Microglial Involvement With Psychiatric Diseases
This CME article briefly outlines the role that microglia play in neuropsychiatric disorders.
Post-COVID Stress Disorder: Another Emerging Consequence of the Global Pandemic
The pandemic has triggered an array of emotional, physical, and economic issues but in the midst of this crisis, nations have shared and learned from each other’s experiences.
The Psychiatric Pipeline: 10 Agents to Watch
There is much to look forward to in the realm of improved treatments for patients with psychiatric illness.
New Beginnings, New Promises
As we close the door to the past, the promise of tomorrow is yet to come.
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