December 30th 2022
Revisiting the CME articles featured in Psychiatric Times in 2022.
October 30th 2022
The experts weighed in on a wide variety of psychiatric issues for the October 2022 issue of Psychiatric Times.
October 29th 2022
From complementary and alternative approaches in the COVID-19 era to mental health’s most toxic myth, here are highlights from the week in Psychiatric Times.
October 22nd 2022
From herbal medicine for psychiatrists to the psychiatric implications of the Parkland School massing shooting, here are highlights from the week in Psychiatric Times.
October 21st 2022
"Among adults living in the United States, 38% to 40% use complementary and alternative medicine therapies, yet only 42% have told their primary physician that they do so."
Neurobiological Mechanisms of Mind-Body Medicine
"Rooted in ancient meditative traditions, mind-body practices can offer simple and scalable tools of self-regulation that incorporate controlled paced breathing, which is therapeutic in alleviating symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain disorders."
Herbal Medicine: What Psychiatrists Need to Know
Herbal medicines have been used to treat mental health disorders since ancient times, and continue to be useful today.
Complementary, Alternative, & Integrative Approaches in Mental Health Care
This Special Report contains concise reviews of selected CAM modalities and what these modalities can offer patients with a variety of mental health issues.
Collaborative Care: The Team as a Social-Relational Healing Tool
How can a refocus on relationships, connections, and dialogue improve the overall patient experience?
Putting the Person Back Into Psychiatry
How can you use the 4 perspectives and 4 pathways to flourishing for practical and personalized patient care?
The Effect of Mindfulness on Outcomes in Psychiatric Patients
How can mindfulness-based intervention be used as an effective treatment option for psychiatric patients?
Almonds May Lift Depression in Diabetes
A daily serving of almonds improved depressive symptoms in diabetes, but will it work in non-diabetic depression?
Top Treatment Modalities for Depression
The psychiatrist's armamentarium to treat depression holds promise with a growing arsenal of integrative and pharmacologic options.
Vital Amines: The Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How of Folate Deficiency
A myriad of neuropsychiatric symptoms result from folate deficiency, including cognitive impairment, insomnia, psychosis, depression, peripheral sensory deficits, and weakness. Treatment and prevention strategies are discussed.
Can Food Treat Depression?
Although supported by basic science, it’s still a sea change to think that diet can treat depression. Some research puts that idea to the test.
Positivism and Heart Health: Issues for Psychiatrists
Psychiatrists are uniquely suited to help patients with and without heart disease feel more positive and hopeful. This, in turn, can have substantial effects not just on mental health, but on health behaviors and physical health outcomes as well.
Blueberries Treat Depression, With a Catch
Three new trials suggest a novel antidepressant hides inside the blue-skinned fruit.
Never Forget the Fine Print: From Fertility Rites to “Miracle Med”
As physicians first, psychiatrists must consider the big picture, without reflexive and thoughtless prescriptions for psychotropics—even if many, including medical professionals, assume that is all we do.
Conventional and Integrative Approaches to Treating Anxiety in Pregnancy
Women should be provided with multiple options for treatment if they decide to engage in mental health care during this critical period.
Mind-Body Therapies for the Management of Pain: How Effective Are They?
For the millions of patients whose pain is being treated with opioids, mind-body interventions are proving to be important considerations to ease suffering.
A Mental Health Pandemic: The Second Wave of COVID-19
The pandemic has brought about uneasy feelings that can exacerbate mental illness and cause further mental health issues. In its current state, our mental health system is not prepared to deal with what may become a global mental health pandemic, but there are ways to address it.
PsychPearls: Altruism During Self-Isolation
Dr Jud Brewer discusses the benevolent effects of altruism during the coronavirus pandemic in this brief podcast.
Can App-Based Mindfulness Reduce Physician Anxiety and Burnout?
In what seem like ancient times “BCV” (before coronavirus), there was a more slowly growing scourge for physicians and other health care workers: burnout.
7 Clinical Applications of Mindfulness
Medicine and psychology have integrated the basic principles of mindfulness into many diverse treatment modalities. Seven are listed here.
In our role as clinicians, we participate in the practice of medicine because there is always more to learn, and more experience to be gained. Such is the case with mindfulness...
East Meets West: 6 Tips for Incorporating CAM Into Psychiatry
An integrative integrative psychiatrist provides practical guidance for incorporating complementary and alternative medicine into psychiatric practice in the treatment of severe mental illness.
Mini Quiz: Integrative Psychiatry
What is a common reason individuals cite for using complementary and integrative health approaches? Take the quiz.
6 Myths About Integrative Psychiatry
As we shift from treating disease and toward supporting health, medication is merely one possible intervention in a spectrum of possible ones.
Complementary and Integrative Health Approaches for PTSD
Although efficacious treatments for PTSD have been established, many individuals remain symptomatic after treatment or never seek empirically supported therapies. This is where complementary and alternative medicine comes in.
How to Use Light Therapy in Bipolar Disorder
A novel protocol lights the way for a promising treatment for bipolar depression.
Being Human: An Interview With Daniel J. Siegel, MD
How might a better understanding of the mind enhance someone’s life and optimize a clinical encounter?
Cognitive Enhancement-With Yoga
In this pilot study, older adults who practiced yoga did better on measures of verbal and visual memory and executive function than those in memory training classes.
What is integrated care anyway?
Mini Quiz: Integrative Child Psychiatry
What is the central difference between conventional child and adolescent psychiatry and integrative child and adolescent psychiatry? Take the quiz and learn more.
Ultrahigh-Risk Psychosis: Do Things Come in (Omega)-3s?
Can dietary supplementation decrease the risk of transition to psychosis?
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