May 19th 2021
A daily serving of almonds improved depressive symptoms in diabetes, but will it work in non-diabetic depression?
April 28th 2021
Antipsychotic-induced weight gain evolves over time, leads to chronic complications, and is very difficult to reverse. Pharmacologic interventions used to tackle weight gain are modestly effective and worth considering in certain cases.
December 31st 2020
Evidence suggests that physical activity aids in alleviating mild to moderate symptoms of depression in patients and may promote clinically significant antidepressant effects.
January 31st 2020
New insights on the association between family history of type 2 diabetes and comorbid diabetes in patients with schizophrenia and other nonaffective psychoses.
March 8th 2018
Are we happier when we don’t eat sugar or gluten and should we all be gluten-free?
15 Steps to Helping Psychiatric Patients Achieve and Maintain a Healthy Weight
While psychotropic medications for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other psychiatric disorders can cause weight gain, patients can take small steps to improve their health.
Mini Quiz: Diabetes Distress and Anxiety
What do we know about psychiatric symptoms that may present in patients who also have diabetes? Take the quiz and learn more.
Silver Linings After Abuse and Neglect
The neuroprotective role of resilience in patients with schizophrenia who experienced early childhood trauma is evaluated in this brief update.
IBS and the Developing Microbiome
In this exclusive interview, Psyched! podcast hosts continue the conversation with a leading researcher on mind-gut connections.
Lifestyle, Personality, and Metabolic Changes in the Elderly
Three new studies on genetic risk factors and lifestyle; the transition from cognitive health to Alzheimer disease; and metabolic syndrome in depressed older adults.
Expert Q&A: Schizophrenia and Weight Gain
Schizophrenia and T2 DM risk; short-term weight gain with specific antipsychotics; interventions to reduce weight and/or metabolic abnormalities. . .answers here.
Metabolic Monitoring of Antipsychotic Medications: What Psychiatrists Need to Know
Because patients who have psychiatric illnesses typically receive less frequent medical care, psychiatrists must aim to ensure appropriate monitoring of metabolic parameters when antipsychotic medications are used.
The Wandering Woman: A Pituitary Tumor
How does a pituitary result in a psychiatric emergency? Read more clues to this clinical puzzle.
Treatment of Metabolic Risk Factors in Patients With Psychotic Disorders
Despite increasing awareness of the cardiovascular risks, adequate treatment of the metabolic syndrome remains a persistent challenge.
Impaired Glucose Homeostasis in First-Episode Schizophrenia
Recent findings suggest metabolic abnormalities may be independent of the effects of antipsychotics.
Adjunctive Metformin for Patients With Schizophrenia
A recent meta-analysis shows this agent is useful in the prevention and treatment of antipsychotic-induced weight gain.
Weight Loss Associated With Cholinesterase Inhibitors in the Elderly
Do cholinesterase inhibitors lead to weight loss in older adults with dementia? Here's a wrap up of a large study of patients in a real-world setting who had newly started these medications.
Young, Depressed, and Diabetic?
Chronic health problems like diabetes only get worse with depression. New research shows the time is now to address both concerns.
The Impact of Impaired Glycemic Control on Bipolar Disorder
As the intricate relationship between impaired glycemic control and bipolar disorder begins to unravel, possible directions for treatment options for the mood disorder continue to expand.
Depression and Diabetes: Improving Outcomes Through Collaborative Care
Depression and diabetes can prey on the shortcomings of our health care system, such as fragmented, episodic care and poor continuity. Coordinating care can be fraught with difficulties, but it is the goal of many current efforts in health care reform.
Mini Quiz: Metabolic Monitoring in Serious Mental Illness
Mini Quiz: Antipsychotic Metabolic Effects
Metabolic syndrome may be a particularly important marker of antipsychotic metabolic effects.
Patient Resistance in Eating Disorders
Why do patients with eating disorders resist treatment? How can the clinician address resistance?
Current and Future Treatment Options for Preventing Metabolic Syndrome Due to Atypical Antipsychotics
Treatment approaches to counter adverse metabolic effects associated with the atypicals.
Obesity in Patients With Psychiatric Conditions
Obesity is one of the most common physical health problems in individuals with psychiatric conditions and contributes to excess medical morbidity and mortality. Several classes of psychotropic medications, particularly atypical antipsychotics, cause weight gain. While these issues pose challenges to optimal health, the good news is that there are solutions and emerging strategies.
Hypothyroidism: An Important Diagnostic Consideration for the Psychiatrist
Hypothyroidism is a common clinical disorder that psychiatrists frequently encounter. However, symptoms of thyroid dysfunction are often vague and nonspecific, which can lead to delayed or missed diagnosis.
Treatment of Nutritional and Metabolic Disorders in Psychiatry: Integrative or Integrated?
This article highlights evidence-based treatment with herbs and nutrients with good tolerability and potential benefit when integrated into psychiatric practices.
Treatment Implications for Comorbid Diabetes Mellitus and Depression
Diabetes mellitus and depression symptoms are associated with with decreased self-care and less adherence to exercise, medications, smoking cessation, and eating a healthy diet.
Obesity and Bipolar Disorder
Dr Roger McIntyre answers a reader's question. How would you answer? Take the quiz.
Obesity, Antipsychotics, and Rising Rates of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Sadly, type 2 diabetes mellitus is increasing in children and adolescents at a rapid rate associated with rising rates of obesity.
Childhood Obesity and Psychopathology
The continuation of the epidemic of childhood obesity and overweight has major implications and consequences for future research in psychopathology.
Should Psychiatrists Perform Physical Examinations?
Psychiatrists specialize in mental phenomena, but this special expertise does not confer license to ignore the additional information that can be gathered from physical signs.
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