July 30th 2021
Clinical experiences and insights in this Case-Based Psych Perspectives were shared by Leslie L. Citrome, MD, MPH, a psychiatry specialist from Valhalla, New York, and Rose Mary Xavier, PhD, MS, RN, PMHNP-BC, a research scientist and psychiatric nurse practitioner from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. This article provides a summary of key discussion topics from this custom program.
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Mini Quiz: Psychiatric Emergency Assessment of YouthsDecember 3rd 2015
Nearly half of children who present to emergency departments with self-harm receive no mental health assessment. What are the essential elements needed to interview children and adolescents in the context of a psychiatric emergency?
To the Clinicians of the Co-Pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525April 10th 2015
“I may never know who you are,” writes this psychiatrist, “but if you provided medical or psychiatric care for the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525, we are colleagues. And you too are his victims, of sorts. I hope your reputation does not suffer unduly.”
Transplant Psychiatry: Issues for CliniciansNovember 28th 2014
The role of transplant psychiatrists is to assess both transplant and donor candidates to determine capacity to consent to the surgery, recent stressors and coping skills, social supports and availability of caregivers, and whether there are psychological or substance abuse issues that would affect outcomes.
Youth-Led Suicide Prevention in an Indigenous Rural Community
Suicide is a pervasive public health issue for adolescents in Hawaii. In response, a youth leadership model was initiated to empower young leaders in suicide prevention through evidence-based training, relationship building, and community awareness.
Solitary Confinement: It Defines Who We AreJuly 18th 2014
Detainees in state and federal prisons have committed crimes that many of us can never forgive. But how we treat such people beyond the loss of freedom and certain rights is entirely about who we are as a society. More in this commentary.
A Novel Approach to Morbidity and Mortality Analysis in Psychiatry ResidencyJuly 16th 2014
Regulatory bodies that oversee hospitals and graduate medical education have begun to place an ever growing importance on patient safety and quality improvement, from which psychiatry is not immune. More in this case study.
Considering Edison’s Predictions: Prevention as the Next Frontier for PsychiatryJune 16th 2014
The authors emphasize the importance of risk and protective factors and risk prediction models; analyze the growing evidence base for preventive interventions; and describe the concept of mental health promotion.
Why Psychiatrists Are Physicians First: Country Calm Before the StormOctober 16th 2013
Most New Yorkers were afraid to venture outdoors after the Twin Towers toppled, so a short term, part-time locums post opened upstate, an escape from the decaying metropolis and retreat to the country. What could go wrong in such an idyllic setting?
Psychiatry, Religion, and SuicideOctober 2nd 2013
It is hard for mental health professionals to discuss completed suicides. Legal fears, confidentiality concerns, shame, and stigma are formidable obstacles. But talk we must, for talking-and listening-is a key to prevention and treatment.
Mass Murderers: Lack of Communication and Myths May Hinder RecognitionOctober 1st 2013
Lack of communication is often a key factor in mass murder, according Phillip Resnick, MD. Although HIPAA is important, the safety of the individual and the public should outweigh privacy issues, and “risk to human life always trumps confidentiality.”
Clinical Implications of Substance Use on Suicidality Among YouthsAugust 22nd 2013
Both the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry have identified substance abuse as a top risk factor for suicide in youths.