From “Delete Your Account” to “Delete Yourself”: Legislated Suicide and the Role of PsychiatryMay 31st 2017
Physician-assisted suicide is now legal in several states. But none of the state statues mandates a mental health evaluation by a psychiatrist or psychologist before the writing of a lethal prescription by an attending physician.
Metabolic Monitoring of Antipsychotic Medications: What Psychiatrists Need to KnowMay 29th 2017
Because patients who have psychiatric illnesses typically receive less frequent medical care, psychiatrists must aim to ensure appropriate monitoring of metabolic parameters when antipsychotic medications are used.
Medically and Psychiatrically Complicated PatientsMay 26th 2017
Helping patients who have significant medical illness as well as mental illness is a challenge, especially when the diagnosis is unclear. Hospital psychiatrists play a critical role in the management of these behaviorally compromised patients.
Inflammation, Immune Function, and Schizophrenia: An OverviewMay 19th 2017
Current research investigates new pathophysiologic mechanisms and lays the groundwork for redefining schizophrenia based on distinct medical subclasses-which may lead to more targeted and effective treatments. Details here.