Neuropsychiatry

5 Diagnostic Tests for Autoimmune Encephalitis

August 04, 2020

With adequate clinician awareness and prompt initiation of diagnostic testing and intervention, patients with autoimmune encephalitis can lead productive lives. A range of tests is described here.

Specialized Brain Training Relieves Phantom Pain

July 20, 2020

Pain is not uncommon for patients who have undergone amputation, and without effective treatment, pain can linger for years.

Exploring the Neurobiology of OCD

July 08, 2020

The authors discuss common neurobiological processes that may contribute to OCD vulnerability and its persistence.

4 Stages of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

June 23, 2020

A 59-year-old man with a history of multiple concussions has been having a series of neurocognitive symptoms for the past several years. Discover more in this case.

The Video Game Will See You Now

June 22, 2020

FDA approves video game as treatment for ADHD.

Riches Abound, So Where Are the Trials for Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder?

May 05, 2020

Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are among the most serious psychiatric disorders and play a disproportionate role among individuals who end up homeless, incarcerated, and who die by suicide. Why the lack of research?

Parkinson Disease Psychosis

April 14, 2020

Parkinson disease psychosis is associated with worsening quality of life, greater caregiver distress, higher rates of institutionalization, increased mortality, and greater health care costs. The authors explore medical, psychosocial, and psychological factors associated with PD psychosis.

Integrating Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Into the OCD Treatment Algorithm

April 07, 2020

As our understanding of the neurobiology of OCD grows, additional treatment options become available and should be thoughtfully integrated into the treatment algorithm. One such option is dTMS.

Mini Quiz: Deep Brain Stimulation for Depression

March 02, 2020

How effective is deep brain stimulation for treatment-resistant depression? Take the quiz.

Neuromodulation Approaches to Mood Disorders

February 24, 2020

As the evidence base grows and patients continue to demand better options, barriers will be lifted and neuromodulation will occupy a larger role in the psychiatric toolbox.