Extracurricular Activities for Early-Career Psychiatrists
With the standard aversion to moonlighting in the emergency department at the local hospital, lots of us have asked the same question: “What else can I do to pay the bills?”
Introduction: Working With Patients Who Have Eating Disorders
An introduction to our 2-part Special Report on eating disorders, including neurobiology of eating disorders, nutritional needs of patients, clinical response to psychosis, and more.
Neurobiology of Eating Disorders: Clinical Implications
New insights into neural pathways that play a role in anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder.
Understanding Nutritional Needs of Patients With Eating Disorders: Implications for Psychiatrists
Eating disorders are second only to substance-abuse disorders in having the highest mental illness mortality rate. How do we assist the patient in moving forward?
Eating Disorders and Psychosis
What is the clinical response to the occasional presence of psychotic symptoms among patients with eating disorders?
Cyberbullying and College Students: What Can Be Done?
Clinicians have a powerful voice that can be used to address cyberbullying, improve campus climate, and support a positive undergraduate experience.
Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome, and 22q Deletion Syndrome
With aging, a multitude of medical conditions can occur and/or existing conditions can be exacerbated, contributing causally to or amplifying neuropsychiatric comorbidities.
Addiction Psychiatry: Laws, Guidelines, and Suggestions
Clinical traditions are important, but they can become ossified as the “right way to treat addiction.” So, we need to turn a sharp, skeptical eye on treatment models.
Juvenile Huntington Disease: Rare But With Psychiatric Implications
While most clinicians know about Huntington disease, they may not be aware of its devastating effect in cognition and behavior during onset in childhood and adolescence.
Update on Treatment of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder
Here are four recent studies that provide clinically relevant information on medication management of bipolar disorder in youths.
Avoid Burnout With Self-Care and Wellness Strategies
Drained physicians who don't practice self care may harm themselves and their patients. Here's one way to take a breather.
The Federal Government Ignores the Treatment Needs of Americans With Serious Mental Illness
For too long the treatment needs of the seriously mentally ill have been ignored by SAMSHA, and this needs to change, says this psychiatrist.
Adjunctive Treatment Options for Patients With Residual Symptoms of Depression
Patients with residual symptoms of depression may continue to experience significant occupational and social impairment. The focus of this article is on the residual burden that so often remains after remission is achieved.
Spring Has Sprung
Although genetic discoveries are sprouting up like wildflowers, let's stop and smell the roses.
Is the Incidence of Dementia Declining?
The latest research on the global risk of Alzheimer disease and other dementias.
Making a Murderer: The Punishment Is the Process
After serving 18 years for sexual assault and attempted murder, new DNA procedures led to Steven Avery's exoneration. Surely, he must be guilty of something.
After Divorce Court
I drive west along the black granite bed of Cold River as it sweeps down the mountain. My best friend drives the same road east, the lies his wife told the judge trailing us...
Top-down Plus Bottom-up Integrative Treatments in Psychiatry
Long-term Antipsychotic Treatment: Effective and Often Necessary, with Caveats
Both the literature and clinical experience point to considerable risk in discontinuing antipsychotic treatment, for many chronically psychotic patients. Here's why.
I Couldn’t Wish for Better
We put our faithful old basset hound down this weekend. Maizy's death was painless, merciful, dignified, and timely. She died in the arms of two people who really loved her.
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