Major Depressive Disorder

David Hellerstein, MD: Psychedelic Treatments for Psychiatric Disorders

April 06, 2021

Research on psilocybin, LSD, and other hallucinogens as psychiatric treatments are in their renaissance, transitioning from banned and illegal to potentially useful in changing life for the better in some patients. More in this podcast.

ECT: Dangerous on Either Side of the Pond

April 05, 2021

No one has precise data about how many Americans receive ECT each year, let alone how many treatments each patients receives or how closely providers space treatments. This is a troubling dilemma, according to the authors.

No Free Lunch

April 02, 2021

The more tools we have in our treatment toolbox, the greater the likelihood that we will ultimately find a treatment (or combination of treatments) to improve a given patient’s functioning and quality of life.

8 Neuropsychiatric Symptoms and Treatments of Huntington Disease

March 25, 2021

In approximately half of patients with Huntington disease, symptoms of depression, irritability/aggression, executive dysfunction, psychosis, cognitive decline, and dementia present long before progressive motor symptoms.

Vital Amines: The Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How of Folate Deficiency

March 17, 2021

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.