July 6th 2022
The new suicide hotline is launching July 16. Are we ready for it?
September 16th 2021
Serving the Needs of the Many: Identifying Strategies for Better CareMay 3rd 2021
Collaborative care guides care across disciplines, including psychology, psychiatry, and primary care. The goal is to change practice, build community, and identify health professionals needing the most assistance.
Never Forget the Fine Print: From Fertility Rites to “Miracle Med”February 4th 2021
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.
The Field as a Master Class in InterviewingJanuary 29th 2021
Imagine working with a young patient showing signs of psychosis for the past 6 weeks. Your initial assessment appears to rule out medical- or substance-induced etiologies, yet symptoms persist. What's a psychiatrist to do?
Dear Mental Health Innovators: The COVID-19 Honeymoon Is Almost OverMay 19th 2020
Society’s psychological reactions to a crisis can be predicted according to disaster response frameworks, which can be used to understand what to build during the evolving COVID-19 crisis, and when those innovations will prove most vital.
Hospital-Level Psychiatric Emergency Department ModelsDecember 31st 2019
As hospital-based psychiatric emergency programs around the country demonstrate the ability to minimize ED boarding, provide cost-savings, and improve patient outcomes and clinician satisfaction, the challenge will be how to keep these models of psychiatric care self-supporting.
Necessity Is the Mother of Invention: Emergency Psychiatry’s Era of InnovationAugust 27th 2018
This article discusses the peculiarities of emergency psychiatric practice and reviews innovations in models of care delivery designed to overcome the challenges of this subspecialty.
Mini Quiz: Behaviorally Compromised PatientsJanuary 24th 2018
In the emergency department, how should patients with behavioral disturbances and especially those with illnesses such as dementia, TBI, autism spectrum disorder, and intellectual disability be managed? Take the quiz and learn more.
Medically and Psychiatrically Complicated PatientsMay 26th 2017
Helping patients who have significant medical illness as well as mental illness is a challenge, especially when the diagnosis is unclear. Hospital psychiatrists play a critical role in the management of these behaviorally compromised patients.
6 Unique Functions of Psychiatrists in Primary CareFebruary 3rd 2017
In some segments of the evolving health care system, primary health care teams with psychiatry at their core are becoming a reality. Here are 6 ways psychiatrists add value to primary care health teams.
Suicidal Patients: Defining and Addressing EmergenciesNovember 22nd 2016
Here: a review of issues related to assessment of patients for suicide risk in the ED -- and an overview of emerging approaches and research that one day will lead to more reliable assessment and interventions based more on science than on art or luck.