Vol 38, Issue 4

Addressing Obesity in Patients Taking Antipsychotics

April 28, 2021

Antipsychotic-induced weight gain evolves over time, leads to chronic complications, and is very difficult to reverse. Pharmacologic interventions used to tackle weight gain are modestly effective and worth considering in certain cases.

Race, Ethnicity, and Chronic Pain

April 16, 2021

Pain as a cultural construct considers conscious and unconscious biases, as well as methods for assessing and managing pain in all patient populations, including those with mental health challenges.

Exploring the Link Between Neuroticism-Depression and College Drinking

April 15, 2021

Although college drinking develops into an addiction, overconsumption and especially binge drinking patterns are often preludes to alcohol use disorder, with approximately 1 in 10 students meeting criteria for AUD.

Phenomenology, Power, Polarization, and Psychosis

April 13, 2021

Patient perspectives in academic discourse in psychiatry have historically been a neglected area. What are some of the consequences and implications of this absence? How has this affected both psychiatry and those who have been excluded? These questions and more are discussed.

Psychological and Cognitive Insight: How to Tell Them Apart and Assess for Each

April 09, 2021

Impaired insight may result from major mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and other psychiatric conditions, notably major mood disorders with psychotic features that are associated with diminished awareness of illness. Earn CME Credit by learning more about psychological and cognitive insight.

The Other Side of the COVID-19 Crisis: The Silent, Socially Phobic Minority

April 06, 2021

Patients who are report social phobia are unlikely to speak out for themselves. For them, confrontations with their boss or coworkers are even worse than water-cooler conversations. That is where psychiatrists can help.

ECT: Dangerous on Either Side of the Pond

April 05, 2021

No one has precise data about how many Americans receive ECT each year, let alone how many treatments each patients receives or how closely providers space treatments. This is a troubling dilemma, according to the authors.

No Free Lunch

April 02, 2021

The more tools we have in our treatment toolbox, the greater the likelihood that we will ultimately find a treatment (or combination of treatments) to improve a given patient’s functioning and quality of life.