Depression

The Case Against Antidepressants for Bipolar Depression: Findings from STEP-BD

June 30, 2020

Do you prescribe antidepressants for your patients with bipolar depression? If so, think again, and consider results from these studies.

Youth Suicide Screening Pathway

June 25, 2020

Suicide risk screening is especially challenging. Although data are not yet available to ascertain how COVID-19 will affect the suicide rate, the 3-tiered clinical pathway has been revised to accommodate mostly telehealth screening.

Talking to Pregnant Patients About Cannabis Use

June 25, 2020

Consumption of cannabis during pregnancy results in a host of problems, including cannabinoid placental crossing and accumulation in the fetal brain as well as other organs.

Tools for Avoiding Negativity in the Face of Uncertainty

June 19, 2020

Heidi Moawad, MD, discusses the pitfalls of negative thinking and shares specific tips for heatlh professionals and the public to avoid it.

Asking for Help? What Health Professionals Need to Know

June 18, 2020

Nearly 40% of physicians are reluctant to seek medical care for a mental health condition. There is discrimination in medical licensing, difficulty retaining hospital privileges, and interruptions in professional advancement. A secret remains untreated and stigma continues.

Honoring a Brother

June 11, 2020

Joseph Cofrancesco Jr, MD, MPH, remembers his brother who died of complications from COVID-19, intubated, sedated, and alone.

The Coronavirus Meets the Racial Virus

June 08, 2020

It might be advisable to bring in psychiatrists to keep the peace and not federal troops.

Two Perspectives: Emergency Medicine and Psychiatry

June 01, 2020

Emergency Psychiatry: Principles and Practice has something for everyone and is easily applicable to emergency and primary care.

The Art of Sharing

May 28, 2020

Thoughts on how we celebrate with our patients when they achieve a milestone in their work or convey a more finely tuned awareness of themselves.

What Leonard Cohen Can Teach Us About Depression

May 28, 2020

A recent study shows that meditative practice is surprisingly effective for bipolar depression. The late poet helps explain why.