Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Interventions for PsychosisOctober 31st 2016
Psychiatrists who treat patients with psychosis in institutional, community, and crisis settings provide evaluations and medication management, but rarely consider psychotherapeutic interventions. However, such interventions can be critical in recovery.
Providing Culturally Competent Care: Understanding the Context of PsychosisOctober 31st 2016
Culture-the way people make meaning and live their lives in particular social worlds-matters in psychosis. The authors explore how a patient's cultural background should influence the way clinicians think about treatment and care.
Exploring the Psychosis-Depression Interface: Clinical ImplicationsOctober 31st 2016
A review of the distinction between depressive and psychotic symptom domains, current knowledge about the etiology and neurobiology of depression and psychosis, and how this knowledge can inform the treatment of patients with features of both.
Nonvalidated Pharmacogenetic Tests, Part I: Confessions of an Embarrassed Psychiatry ProfessorOctober 27th 2016
I started promoting pharmacogenetic tests in the 1990s-before they were fashionable-and now, after going through the 3 phases of pharmacogenetic testing (fear, failure, and hype), I am embarrassed.