With internet and video gaming here to stay, game designers will continue to prioritize habitual gaming over the health of players, and the burden of pathological gaming will fall on users and their families.
Cannabis is a widely used drug of abuse in adolescents. With legalization of marijuana, adolescent cannabis use may increase substantially.
This CME article provides an understanding of the effects on the CNS that lead to HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND).
Nature provides both physical and psychological benefits. How does this healing through exposure to nature occur?
Current estimates are that 4% to 5% of the population is at risk for a disorder on the bipolar spectrum. Among the patients of that spectrum are those with a disturbance of temperament in the direction of hypomania.
Negative symptoms, subsyndromal depressive symptoms, and functional impairment often persist in patients with first-episode schizophrenia.
From drug company mergers to government watchdogs, important trends are emerging.
The express goal of this guidebook: “to bring together comprehensive data about murder within the family, as well as real-life stories of this tragedy.”
My musician patient in a fetal curl, Tchaikovsky’s “Meditation” plays an endless loop against this climate controlled conspiracy of monitors and machines...
Dysdiadochokinesia was a hard word to remember—and an impossible one to forget.
The association between psychiatric disorders, most notably depression and anxiety, and pain is well established. However, mental health professionals, and especially psychiatrists, are still often excluded from treating patients with pain.
Most drugs, after journeying through the various metabolic systems throughout the body, find their exit.
Assessment of suicidal risk in adolescents is a solemn professional obligation that involves obtaining as much information as possible from family members or caregivers. Evaluation of mood disorders is an essential part of the assessment.
The evidence is clear: bipolar disorder is frequently both underdiagnosed and overdiagnosed.
With the goal of making psychiatric care more available, accessible, and affordable while maintaining the highest standards...comes the challenge of accomplishing this with limited resources.
This article explores why Enduring Personality Change After Catastrophic Experience (EPCACE) is a clinically useful diagnosis.
Treating eating disorders can feel challenging because patients are typically ambivalent about changing their behavior; however, it is also rewarding, as full recovery is possible even in the most chronically and severely ill patients.
Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a severe and debilitating illness with one of the highest mortality rates of any psychiatric disorder. The illness course is often long, recovery is slow, and the rates of full recovery are low.
More than two-thirds of patients with eating disorders also have comorbid mood and anxiety disorders. This article considers how a transdiagnostic process called interoception may help to advance our understanding and treatment of eating disorders.
Eating disorders (EDs) are associated with high medical and psychiatric comorbidity, poor quality of life, and high mortality, and mortality from anorexia nervosa (AN) is the highest of all mental disorders. Fortunately, there are a number of evidence-based psychological treatment approaches for EDs.