Amphetamine Related Disorders

Mini Quiz: Methamphetamine Neurotoxicity

October 14, 2016

What are the manifestations of methamphetamine toxicity?

Psychiatric Emergency: Methamphetamine Abuse

March 09, 2015

A 28-year-old married mother of 2 with a history of depression is brought to the emergency department after 6 months of near-daily methamphetamine use.

Treatment for Cocaine Dependence

December 03, 2014

Dr Edward Nunes discusses the latest evidence from research studies on stimulant and cocaine dependence in this podcast.

Letter to a Young Psychiatrist

June 29, 2012

Psychiatry is a profession that deeply needs honest workers who are willing to seek a knowing ignorance, to be dissatisfied, and to refuse to conform-doing so in the interest of the truth and of the profession, seeing both as inseparable.

ADHD and Sleep Disorders in Children

June 13, 2012

Sleep changes associated with psychotropic drugs are common enough to justify routinely obtaining a baseline sleep diary before beginning treatment, even when the initial screening for sleep disorders indicates that no further investigation is needed.

Drug Shortages Exist Across the Board

May 09, 2012

Ongoing shortages of several psychotropic medications have wreaked havoc among patients and their families, caused frustration and reluctant prescription switches among physicians, and prompted investigations by Congress.

Psychiatric Issues for Patients With Renal Disease

November 16, 2011

Currently, there are 350,000 Americans who receive maintenance dialysis for renal failure, and this predominantly elderly population with multiple comorbidities is growing.

Palliative Care in Older Adults

August 04, 2010

The goal of palliative care is to prevent and relieve suffering and to improve quality of life for people facing a serious, complex illness.

Impulsivity: Too Much Dopamine?

August 03, 2010

A brief report recently published in Science confirms the key role of dopamine (DA) in impulsive behavior. The researchers found that impulse control directly correlated with the amount of DA released in the striatum.

Integrative Management of ADHD: What the Evidence Suggests

July 07, 2010

As many as 80% of patients who use herbal preparations and other natural products regard these therapies as the primary treatment of their ADHD symptoms.