Comorbidity

Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry: The Interface of Psychiatry and Other Medical Specialties

April 14, 2020

The “tip of the spear" metaphor reflects consultation-liaison’s place as the most forward clinical psychiatry service in the wider medical world that can lead improvements in patient care.

Exploring the Proactive Model

December 23, 2019

How much do you know about the innovative Proactive Consultation-Liaison (C-L) Psychiatry model?  Learn more and test your knowledge in this interactive quiz.

Collaborative Care Meets Hospital Medicine: Proactive Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

November 14, 2019

Mental illness accounts for a third of all years lived with disability and is associated with twice the relative risk of all-cause mortality. An estimated 8 million deaths are attributable to mental disorders every year, with two-thirds due to comorbid medical illness.

Recognizing and Treating Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders in People With Autism

August 29, 2019

While the core features of autism impair functioning, a significant source of further impairment is comorbid psychiatric disorders.

Treating Patients With Comorbid Anxiety and Diabetes Mellitus

June 28, 2019

Anxiety disorders are highly prevalent in the general population, particularly in those with medical illnesses such as diabetes.

Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire

May 31, 2018

The impetus to consider inflammation as potentially relevant to the pathoetiology of domain-based psychopathology (eg, anhedonia) and/or mental disorders, is provided by a confluence of factors discussed here.

Why Are Depressed Patients Inflamed? A New Path to Personalized Treatment in Psychiatry

May 31, 2018

The studies reviewed in this article provide a new model for clinical practice-one where the treatment of depressed patients is not governed by trial and error, but rather where patients can access new interventions sooner.

Psychogenic Purpura

May 24, 2018

Psychogenic purpura is a rare and poorly understood syndrome. However, early recognition and intervention can lead to remissions which may last years.

Mini Quiz: Behaviorally Compromised Patients

January 24, 2018

In the emergency department, how should patients with behavioral disturbances and especially those with illnesses such as dementia, TBI, autism spectrum disorder, and intellectual disability be managed? Take the quiz and learn more.

The Quiz: Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain

September 27, 2017

Psychiatrists may be able to contribute to the care of patients with DM by understanding this problem and its proper treatment. Here's a quiz to test your knowledge.