Psychosomatics

 

What to Do When Being There Means Being Vulnerable

October 22, 2020

In the early days of the pandemic, there was debate about whether clinical services for patients with psychiatric illness were “essential.” The evolution of psychiatric consultation-liaison services to medically hospitalized patients was no less complex.

Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis With Visual Hallucinations and Cognitive Impairment

September 15, 2020

In comparison to the classic presentation of schizophrenia, ANMDARE features a later age of onset, female predominance, visual hallucinations, relative lack of cognitive disorganization, and a lack of an extended prodromal period.

Finding Meaning in the Face of Suffering

August 31, 2020

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.