March 29th 2023
A gut feeling? Researchers analyzed the gut microbiome in major depression disorder and its modulation by SSRI antidepressants.
March 13th 2023
7 Steps to Alleviating Election AnxietyOctober 17th 2020
The physical and psychological symptoms of anxiety, such as feeling tense or having trouble concentrating, can be so uncomfortable that they cause behavioral changes. How might these components play out in, say, a Presidential election?
Using the New Indication for Esketamine to Treat Patients with Major Depressive DisorderOctober 7th 2020
Dr Sanacora discusses the new indication for esketamine, SPRAVATO®, and how it might be used to treat patients with Major Depressive Disorder with acute risk of suicide ideation.
Treatment Challenges for College Psychiatrists and Their PatientsOctober 6th 2020
The pandemic has brought into focus treatment barriers, disruption in care, and possibly negative outcomes in the mental health of university students. To better understand the specific challenges of out-of-state students, the authors conducted an anonymous national survey of college psychiatrists.
Then and Now: Addressing Comorbid PTSD and MDDSeptember 29th 2020
The authors examine recent literature in order to assist psychiatrists in evaluating the findings and determining how to best put research findings into real-world practice.
How Avicenna Recognized Melancholia and Mixed States—1000 Years Before Modern PsychiatrySeptember 22nd 2020
Avicenna may have been among the first physicians to document that anger is often a transitional state from melancholic depression to mania—implicitly recognizing the “switch” phenomenon.
Finding Meaning in the Face of Suffering
An added component of cancer treatment is discovering what is most meaningful in the patient’s life and using that to buoy them during difficult moments. That, in a nutshell, is the psychiatrist's role.