Tips for Conducting Disability Evaluations
Psychiatrists may find themselves embroiled in matters that extend beyond the routine doctor-patient relationship unless they are clear about the differences between their treatment and forensic roles.
Pain, Opioids, and Psychiatrists
What expanded roles should psychiatrists be playing in the provision of proper pain management without taking their eyes off the issue of prescription opioid misuse and abuse? Insights here.
Ketamine Anesthesia for Electroconvulsive Therapy
The authors review the clinical use of ketamine as the anesthetic induction agent in ECT and discuss the evidence that it augments antidepressant response and reduces cognitive adverse effects.
Introduction: Understanding the Links Between Neuroscience and Behavior
An overview of Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry, a medical specialty committed to better understanding links between neuroscience and behavior and to the care of individuals with neurologically based behavioral disturbances.
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: Should We Be Worried?
The term “CTE” was introduced recently to describe progressive neuropathological changes and diffuse neuropsychiatric symptoms associated with a history of TBI. Here, a clinical overview of TBI and CTE.
Epilepsy and Seizures: Neuropsychiatric Implications
Psychiatric comorbidity in epilepsy represents not only a matter of intellectual interest but also an important variable that affects prognosis in terms of morbidity and mortality.
Management of Psychosis in Parkinson Disease
For some patients with Parkinson disease, the neuropsychiatric complications are a greater source of morbidity than the motor dysfunction. This article focuses on the management of psychosis in Parkinson disease.
Computerized Neurocognitive Tests in Clinical Practice
As with most tests in medicine, the results of computerized neurocognitive tests are not diagnostic, but they are useful adjuncts to the diagnostic process.
What Is the Role of Vitamin D in Depression?
Vitamin D has been hailed as the “sunshine” vitamin with many therapeutic attributes. The authors explore the association between vitamin D deficiency and increased risk of depression.
Clinical Assessment of Dysexecutive Syndromes
Dysexecutive syndromes result from damage to the anterior regions of the brain and present as a combination of disinhibition, disorganization, or apathy.
Creativity and Mental Illness
Since the terms “genius” and “creativity” have different definitions, Psychiatric Times asked a neuropsychologist and creativity expert to clarify how the terms are being used in scientific studies.
A Dark Side of Dementia Care
Placing black floor mats in front of exits to deter demented nursing home residents from dangerous wandering may pose ethical questions.
Psychiatrist Baseball Cards
I’d love to create a new set every year, our glossy portraits on one side, caduceus in the corner, honors, cure rates, and publications on the back...
Additions to Our Sleep Armamentarium
What's new in sleep medicine? The latest developments in both new and novel approaches to treating sleep disorders.
Nuances, Narratives, and the “Chemical Imbalance” Debate
It is time for psychiatry’s critics to drop the conspiratorial narrative of the “chemical imbalance” and acknowledge psychiatry’s efforts at integrating biological and psychosocial insights.
Healthy Beginnings for a New Psychiatrist
During the first year of her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship, this psychiatrist received an invaluable lesson regarding the importance of “treating the whole patient” in this case, a 16-year-old patient who is pregnant.
The First World War and the Legacy of Shellshock
In the history of psychiatry, the First World War is often identified with the rise of the disorder of “shellshock.” However, many in both the medical community and the military establishment were dubious of the claim that war could produce psychiatric symptoms.
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