Psychosomatics

New Approaches and Considerations to Cancer and Suicide

June 10, 2021

Although estimates vary, patients with cancer are at least twice as likely to die by suicide than people who do not have cancer. By identifying those at greatest risk, these treatment modalities can help support patients.

Exploring the Epigenetic Paradigm Shift

June 08, 2021

Early-life stress can modify an individual's genetic code, leading to mental health problems later in life. But by understanding the science of epigenetics, psychiatrists can treat these conditions, and prevent intergenerational trauma.

Helping LGBTQ Youth During the Pandemic

May 13, 2021

Overwhelmed and encumbered agencies are increasingly unable to provide critical services for LGBTQ youth, leaving them powerless in impeding a downward spiral into homelessness and associated negative ramifications. There are 5 ways psychiatrists can help.

Addressing Obesity in Patients Taking Antipsychotics

April 28, 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.