Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Depression: A Changing LandscapeJune 19th 2013
Clinicians can feel confident in the evidence base when referring patients with a moderate level of treatment resistance for rTMS. Preliminary results suggest that deep rTMS may be an effective option in patients who have failed to respond to more than one antidepressant treatment.
No Mortality Increase With Antipsychotics in Prospective StudyJune 17th 2013
Results of a 10-week prospective study, recently reported at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, offered no conclusive evidence about the mortality risk of elderly patients with Alzheimer disease who were treated with antipsychotics.
Genetic Testing for Psychiatric Disorders: Its Current Role in Clinical Psychiatric PracticeJune 12th 2013
Genetics seems to be a subject of particular interest for everyone. This article explores how the current state of knowledge regarding genetics might be used to help psychiatrists diagnose psychiatric disorders or predict their onset.
SuperAgers: Insights Into the Brains of 80+-Year-Old Memory SuperstarsJune 6th 2013
Despite the prevalent perception that cognitive decline in the aged population is inevitable, researchers with Northwestern University's SuperAging Project are finding that "excellent memory capacity in late life is a biological possibility."
The Paradox of Choice: When More Medications Mean Less TreatmentMay 16th 2013
Two problems persist in the treatment of severe mental illness that constitute a barrier to effective patient-centered care: excessive reliance on a limited number of antipsychotic medications at the expense of other effective treatments, and the underutilization of other evidence-based treatment options.
Journey of the Traumatized Hero: Kerouac’s On the Road and Gandhi’s Railroad RideApril 30th 2013
The art of living is the ability to use life’s inevitable traumas in some constructive fashion. This occurs on an odyssey that the resilient take that could be termed “the Journey of the Traumatized Hero.”
Inpatient Suicide: Identifying Vulnerability in the Hospital SettingMay 23rd 2012
It is important for the inpatient psychiatrist to understand the perspective of the newly admitted patient. Many patients will find the experience depersonalizing, threatening, and socially alienating and may perceive it as a personal failure.