A number of factors affect treatment adherence, including the therapeutic alliance, perceived perceived lack of control, risk of dependence on medications, stigma associated with medication use, and more.
Health care workers, especially those used to a degree of predictability, seem to be susceptible to the stress of uncertainty and loss of control engendered by the COVID-19 pandemic.
What are the benefits of using LAI antipsychotics? What are the major obstacles to adherence? Those questions and more in this podcast.
Patients with difficult conditions such as delusional parasitosis tend to resist the notion that a psychiatric problem underlies their symptoms.
Recently, the use of spectral-domain optical coherence tomography has contributed to our understanding of retinal abnormalities in schizophrenia.
Information on minimum and maximum effective doses has great clinical utility, and new findings provide guidance.
Pseudopatients and their discontents: an historical perspective.
I would not want to simply map the stars; I would also want to gaze upon them and contemplate the mystery of it all. Such is the 15-minute med check versus the essence of psychiatry.
"The idea of seeing a patient, not just a diagnostic label, is an extremely valuable lesson. Being primed to see certain behaviors as pathological in certain contexts and perfectly normal in others is something that all doctors should be aware of." -Susannah Cahalan
Following TBI, cognitive deficits, comorbid medical and neurological problems, as well as complex pharmacotherapeutic needs and sensitivities frequently complicate evaluation and treatment of psychosis in this population.