Psychosomatics

 

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.

Looking to the Future and Improving Patient Care

August 31, 2020

The next several years will present challenges and opportunities for psycho-oncology to improve care for patients.

Case-Based Clinical Approaches for Clinicians

August 31, 2020

There are myriad nuanced clinical approaches to cancer treatment, and psychosocial factors are no less complex.

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.

Key Stressors in Transplant Psychiatry

August 26, 2020

Here: A summary of indicators for stress and anxiety in patients undergoing transplantation, and why it is important for psychiatrists to be aware of these factors.

A Double Whammy: Psychosis and Huntington Disease

August 18, 2020

When the patient has significant comorbid psychiatric problems, high risk of suicide, and Huntington disease, the role of clinician spills over into patient advocate in a complex medical system.

5 Fast Facts for Addressing Distress & Depression in Cancer

August 07, 2020

Despite advances in clinical care for patients with cancer, distress and depression continue to haunt patients. These fast facts will help you better understand and care for patients with cancer.

Reducing Distress and Depression

July 27, 2020

Distress and depression are associated with adverse outcomes in patients with cancer, including reduced quality of life, longer rehabilitation time, poor adherence to treatment, and worse survival.

Mind-Body Therapies for the Management of Pain: How Effective Are They?

June 30, 2020

For the millions of patients whose pain is being treated with opioids, mind-body interventions are proving to be important considerations to ease suffering.

Pain and Dementia

May 13, 2020

How do you determine whether pain is present and its severity as well as how it responds to treatment in patients who are cognitively impaired? Some answers to these questions.