A Brief Review of Gambling Disorder and Five Related Case VignettesApril 30th 2015
The loss of control over urges and behaviors may be the central component of gambling disorders, but there is so much more to consider. Individuals with these problems have exponentially higher rates of suicide attempts and completions.
Marijuana and Madness: Clinical Implications of Increased Availability and PotencyApril 30th 2015
Current trends are toward relaxing laws on cannabis, but no one knows the likely outcome. Will legalization mean an increase in consumption? Psychiatrists will be on the front lines if and when problems arise.
Prescribing Opioid Analgesics: Are We Going in the Right Direction?April 22nd 2015
There are probably few health care professionals who are unaware of the concerns about the apparent overprescription of opioids. However, we have had only limited information on how good a job physicians may actually be doing in prescribing these medications.
Tips, Cautions, and Successes in Treating Bipolar Patients With LithiumApril 20th 2015
Lithium plays an important role in reducing morbidity and mortality associated with bipolar disorder. Psychiatrists can optimize the benefits of lithium by carefully choosing patients for long-term treatment and educating them about the risks and benefits.