Rural Telepsychiatry: The Future Is BrightNovember 15th 2013
Various populations of patients can benefit from telepsychiatry. The goal is not to replace local mental health resources but to enhance existing capabilities. This article articulates successful interventions as well as topics to consider when developing a telepsychiatry service.
Diagnosing Psychiatric Disorders: The Synchronization of DSM-5 and ICD-10-CMNovember 13th 2013
The two most widely used classification systems are ICD-10 and DSM. These systems are mutually influential. Recent diagnostic guides highlight the importance of an integrated approach to presenting problems in a patient-centered framework. Specifics here.
Deep Brain Stimulation for Depression and Alzheimer Disease: An Emerging TherapyNovember 11th 2013
Demographic shifts and rising life expectancies will lead to an epidemic of chronic neuropsychiatric disease, and societal and public health costs will be enormous. Deep brain stimulation--a procedure that interfaces directly with the neural elements that drive pathological behavior--could be useful.
Warning: Antidepressants May Cause Bank RobberySeptember 27th 2013
Some attorneys have argued that SSRIs cause serious adverse events, capable of compelling defendants to engage in strikingly complex criminal behavior. On close examination, however, these phenomena may be clearly distinguished from criminal behavior.
We Are All at Least a Little Lost and Off-Putting: On TransformationSeptember 25th 2013
We avoid a basic aspect of human existence-namely, we are all a little lost and not knowing, and we had better accept this. In reminding our patients that the worst fate in life is not to suffer-but to suffer alone-we also remind ourselves.