Financial Incentives for Adherence: Do They Pay?
A number of behaviors are improved by financial incentive interventions. Details here.
Partnering With Primary Care Clinicians to Improve Adherence
Many psychiatrists have patients who they know would do better if their adherence to treatment could be optimized. Here's a case in point.
Psychotherapeutic Strategies to Enhance Medication Adherence
The authors outline a series of strategies that can help promote adherence to the therapeutic regimen.
ECT for Catatonia and Melancholia: No Need for Ambivalence
For ethical and economic reasons, when patients are acutely ill with catatonia and melancholia, ECT is best considered sooner rather than later.
The Quiz: Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain
Psychiatrists may be able to contribute to the care of patients with DM by understanding this problem and its proper treatment. Here's a quiz to test your knowledge.
Hemingway’s Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
In Dr. Andrew Farah’s new biography of Ernest Hemingway, Hemingway’s Brain, he details the neuropsychiatric demise of a great literary mind.
How Psychiatrists Can Prevent HIV Transmission With Pre- and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
This article delineates the role of psychiatrists in preventing HIV transmission before and after HIV exposure through pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis.
A Horse Walks Into a Bar by David Grossman
The noted Israeli author's latest book is set in a 1990s second-string comedy club.
I Feel Your Pain, Actually, Really?
Like all things in our technologically advanced society, for all hard-working, empathy-challenged doctors comes a new and easy, although not painless, way to gain empathic ability...an empathy gadget?
Hoarding Throughout the Life Span
Here: a review of prevalence, impact, etiology and pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, and treatment.
Warning: Antidepressants May Cause Messaging Manslaughter
Neither time nor science has given pause to some attorneys who exploit the misunderstanding that surrounds the putative "criminogenic" effects of antidepressants.
Off-Label Prescribing of Antipsychotics for Youths: Who Should Be Treated?
This article focuses on appropriate versus inappropriate use of antipsychotics, the importance of careful assessment, and the consequences of not treating.
MAO Inhibitors: Is Concomitant Use Safe or Too Risky?
MAOIs deserve special consideration in the treatment of refractory depression. Here's a case in point.
County hospital GYN clinic back in the days of Power to the People, five hours for 50 women stirruped by our clinic nurse...
“The Internet Made Me Do It”-Social Media and Potential for Violence in Adolescents
The Slenderman case revives a long-standing debate: does media exposure influence acts of violence in youth?
Hearing Voices and Psychiatry’s (Real) Medical Model
Six fundamental assumptions underlie the medical model most psychiatrists use in their clinical work.
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