February 21st 2020
Key points regarding intimate partner violence.
January 31st 2018
The cases presented here illustrate the complexities of memory loss and psychiatric comorbidities.
June 3rd 2016
Has DSM-5 made diagnosis of bipolar disorder more difficult? Answers to this and 5 other questions.
March 9th 2016
Concerned about daylight savings time? This patient handout offers tips for getting a good night's sleep.
October 22nd 2014
Whether by traditional means or via cyberspace, bullying and peer victimization put adolescents at increased risk for suicide, especially when comorbid psychopathology is present.
5 Medical Comorbidities Linked to Depression in Older Patients
General medical illness can contribute to affective disorders in elderly patients. Treating the medical illness is an integral part in treating depression in these patients.
10 Facts About Geriatric Pharmacotherapy
It is important to monitor and alter psychotropic medications and dosages in older patients as needed. This slideshow serves as quick reference on the effects of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic changes in the elderly.
5 Manifestations of Methamphetamine Poisoning
Powerfully addictive, methamphetamine has devastating effects on health and other aspects of life. What is the net result of chronic methamphetamine abuse? Here are 5 of the major indicators.
6 Myths About Integrative Psychiatry
As we shift from treating disease and toward supporting health, medication is merely one possible intervention in a spectrum of possible ones.
5 Domains of Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia
Negative symptoms identified from the Negative Symptom Assessment and the behaviors that might be observed in each of 5 domains.
8 Reasons a Psychotropic Medication May Be Discontinued
Tips for having a balanced and comprehensive risk-to-benefit discussion with competent patients who want to stop their medications.
Psychiatric Times CMEs: Mid-Year Review
Here is a rundown of 6 soon-to-expire free CME activities you can take right now.
5 Key Issues About Comorbidity in Geriatric Bipolar Disorder
Clinicians need to consider and manage multiple medical and cognitive comorbidities when working with the elderly population. This slideshow provides an overview of key points relevant to geriatric bipolar disorder as it relates to comorbidity.
4 Myths About Assisted Outpatient Treatment
After lounging on the doorstep of respectability for the past decade, assisted outpatient treatment is here to stay. But some still balk at the notion.
Intellectual Jujitsu and All That Entails
Strong evidence supports sound arguments on each side of 3 debates covered here-so get in there and fight nice.
Assault in the Medical Setting: 3 Stages of Violence
When clinicians work without ready access to a security team or environmental safety protocols, early recognition is crucial to preventing or avoiding those rare occasions when behavior problems escalate.
Comorbidity Conundrums and Other Brain Teasers
An update on emerging trends in psychosomatic medicine to help clinicians address mental health stressors in psychiatric and medical settings.
9 Tips to Maintain Boundaries in Clinical Practice
The points summarized in this pocket guide-drawn from actual cases-recur repeatedly as problems for practitioners.
Eating Disorders in 4 Clinical Reports
Leaders in the field provide specific, effective interventions for these debilitating disorders.
Depression Research Update: March 2016
The guidelines and research discussed in this slideshow assess the benefits of various therapies for depressive disorders.
Psychiatry Roundup: January
Editors' picks, including the biggest story of the year thus far and others of interest to psychiatrists and the public.
Trichotillomania: What the Studies Say
Hair-pulling can be associated with depressive symptoms and anxiety. While treatment is often elusive, some therapies have been found to be effective. This slideshow reviews noteworthy studies for clinicians to review.
Classification of Psychodermatological Disorders
There is no universally accepted classification of psychodermatological disease, but this slideshow serves as a general overview of these disorders.
Mini-case: Psychiatry in Pediatric Palliative Care
This case of a 14-year-old female patient with end-stage cystic fibrosis illustrates the psychiatrist's critical role in ensuring quality end-of-life care.
7 Steps to Prevent and Manage Violence in Bipolar Patients
The bipolar diagnosis introduces some unique aspects to violence prevention and management, although the general principles are similar to those for patients with other psychiatric disorders. More in this slideshow.
Top 5 Stress Reactions to Public Health Epidemics
People experience a spectrum of reactions as a result of epidemics, such as Ebola, and disasters, such as weather-related events. Psychiatrists can provide interventions for those who are in distress with a special focus on mitigating these disaster stress reactions.
6 Practical Tips for Treating Schizophrenia Comorbid With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Despite the growing body of evidence that supports the existence of a specific epidemiological, genetic, and neurobiological relationship between OCD and schizophrenia, the association remains poorly understood. Here, a brief overview.
Tipsheet: Bipolar Depression Versus Unipolar Depression
Given the greater frequency of depression than manic episodes in bipolar disorder, what clues indicate bipolar disorder rather than unipolar depression?
Tipsheet: Sleep Disturbances in Psychiatric Illness
Most patients with psychiatric diagnoses present with sleep disturbances that can have as great an impact on health-related quality of life as the mental illness itself. Here are tips on treatment and chronotherapeutic applications for major depression and other disorders.
Infographic: What Happens to Depressed Adolescents?
The high rate of recurrence of depressive symptoms and ongoing psychosocial challenges point to the need for a longer-term view of the management of adolescents with depressive disorders.
Tipsheet: Physician Substance Abuse in the Workplace
Many barriers can prevent physicians who have a substance use disorder from obtaining the help they need. However, in many states, all is not lost for physicians who willingly participate in treatment. Here, signs, symptoms, and intervention steps.
Tipsheet: Pathological Gambling
Pathological gambling is a common psychiatric condition that can present with a variety of symptoms. Treatment recommendations available for pathological gamblers, as well as resources for patients and their families in this Tipsheet.
Infographic: Men With Versus Men Without ADHD in Childhood
The results of the study featured in this infographic showed that compared with men without childhood ADHD, men with childhood ADHD had higher rates of ongoing issues in adulthood.
Clinical Features of Sleep-Disordered Breathing
Sleep-disordered breathing signs and symptoms overlap with mood, anxiety, and other psychiatric illnesses. In some cases, they may masquerade as these disorders, but SDB can also provoke and/or exacerbate other psychiatric conditions. Signs, risk factors, and clinical features in this Tipsheet.
Tipsheet: 5 Subtypes of Stalkers
A stalker may approach or follow the victim, or keep their residence under surveillance, setting up a perpetual cycle of fear for the victim and frustration or anger for the perpetrator. Here, subtypes of stalkers to determine which type of behavior his or her communications suggest.
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