Catching Up on Sleep: From Comorbidity to Pharmacotherapy
More than half of all patients with psychiatric disorders report disturbances of sleep and wakefulness. "Sleep disorders are associated with impaired daytime function and predict a heightened future vulnerability to psychiatric disease. They also diminish life span.” Details from an expert here.
Will Biology Tell Us All We Need to Know About Mental Disorder?
At the very heart of psychiatry, people seem totally unconcerned about making claims that, for example, philosophers have never been able to prove.
Clinical Implications of Substance Use on Suicidality Among Youths
Both the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry have identified substance abuse as a top risk factor for suicide in youths.
Lithium’s Neuroprotective Effects
While the growing evidence base for the positive effects of lithium on brain health is compelling, the evidence remains preliminary.
Brain Insulin Resistance in Alzheimer Disease and Its Potential Treatment With a Mediterranean Diet and GLP-1 Analogues
This article explains the rationale and evidence for 2 novel treatments of Alzheimer disease: a reformulated Mediterranean diet and an antidiabetic agent, liraglutide, marketed as Victoza.
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Clinical Implications of Working With Patients on Parole or Probation
Many patients with serious mental illness become entangled with the justice system. Extending our notions of interdisciplinary teams to include parole and probation officers provides us with options and opportunities not typically available otherwise in support of our patients.
Issues in Treating Patients With Intellectual Disabilities
Psychiatric disorders in persons with intellectual disabilities are typically more severe and more difficult to diagnose than in the general population. Clearly, those who diagnose ID and treat patients with this condition face a number of challenges.
The Challenges and Rewards of Rural Psychiatry
Despite its many challenges, rural psychiatry can be particularly rewarding because it allows an opportunity to provide much-needed care and the ability to be at the forefront of helping to close gaps in health care disparities.The privilege of being a true community resource and the ability to improve overall community mental health give meaningful purpose to the work of a rural psychiatrist.
Introduction: Disparities of Care
Even as psychiatry advances and develops new clinical techniques and as behavioral health systems seek the means to be able to serve all people needing care, disparities in service persist. The articles in this Special Report examine the demographically hard-to-reach populations-the socially marginalized who require special outreach techniques.
What Are Common Comorbidities in ADHD?
In this article, Julie Sherman, PhD and Jay Tarnow, MD briefly discuss the latest research findings on ADHD.
Iron Man 3: Reconciling Psychiatry’s Warring Camps
The subtext of Iron Man III speaks directly to psychiatry. Spoiler alert: You might choose to wait to watch the movie – or read this article.
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