What We’re Seeing Now . . . COVID-19 Updates From a Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service

May 26, 2020

As we get past the surge (fingers crossed) of COVID-19, the two most striking pathologies we are seeing are a much greater volume than usual of delirium as well as persistent encephalopathy.

The Wandering Woman: A Pituitary Tumor

May 17, 2017

How does a pituitary result in a psychiatric emergency? Read more clues to this clinical puzzle.

Mini Quiz: Medical Catatonia

May 12, 2017

A patient with lupus presents with rash, arthralgias, and altered mental status. Various symptoms, including stupor and mutism, improve with treatment but higher doses of the drug cause more sedation. How would you proceed?

Update on Medical Catatonia: Highlight on Delirium

March 31, 2017

Renewed interest and emerging systematic data have highlighted the frequency and pattern of catatonic presentations in psychiatric and medical settings, including in critical illness.

Bioethical Challenges for Psychiatrists: Determination of Decisional Capacity

July 26, 2016

The authors parse myths and facts about decisional capacity, with the goal of preserving patients' dignity and autonomy and helping you mediate conflicts, meet bioethical challenges, and provide compassionate resolutions.

Blood, Truth-and the Decision to Transfuse

June 17, 2016

Does this patient have decision making capacity to refuse a blood transfusion that will likely save his life? You are the ethics consultant, and the decision is yours.

Of Blood and Truth

May 02, 2016

Ethics case quiz: A patient's inconsistent decisions regarding treatment are cause for concern. What to do?

Vascular Psychiatry: A New Specialty?

July 21, 2014

Vascular surgeons, internists, and neurologists all exist-but why aren’t there any vascular psychiatrists? There certainly is a need.

Introduction: Dementia, Delirium, Depression, Drugs, and Driving

July 27, 2012

Of the 3 informative articles included in this special geriatric collection, 1 offers a perspective on the treatment of depression that does not focus on somatotherapy. The others remind us of 2 additional geriatric Ds of importance: drugs and driving.

The Psychiatrist’s Role on the Pediatric Palliative Care Team

October 06, 2011

Depression, anxiety, and delirium are 3 examples of common but frequently challenging areas of distress in pediatric palliative care patients.