November 5th 2022
From the relationship between psychotic disorders and dementia risk to the major differences between bipolar I and bipolar II, here are highlights from the week in Psychiatric Times.
November 4th 2022
What is the impact of antipsychotic side effects on medication adherence?
August 26th 2021
What can philosophy learn from madness?
January 8th 2021
In addressing mood disorders associated with infertility, sometimes the cure may be worse than the disease.
November 10th 2020
Antipsychotic medications for young children are not being prescribed appropriately, according to a recent study.
5 Techniques to Help Your Patient Accept a Difficult Psychiatric Diagnosis
Patients with difficult conditions such as delusional parasitosis tend to resist the notion that a psychiatric problem underlies their symptoms.
Marijuana and the Psychiatric Patient
Marijuana-related problems fall well within the scope of psychiatric practice: many patients use marijuana, which is likely to affect their psychiatric symptoms and response to treatment.
Mortality Risk After Discharge From Psychiatric Care
Which patients are at greatest risk for premature death following discharge?
A First-Episode Psychosis Treatment Program: “The Disease Doesn’t Define Me”
The Psychiatric Transition Program at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego is a specialized first-episode psychosis program that provides coordinated specialty care to active-duty service members with serious mental illness.
Antipsychotics and Breast Cancer Risk
Are antipsychotics associated with an increased risk of breast cancer?
Research Findings That Can Change Clinical Practice: Part 1
Can't keep up with the literature? Here's some help.
Advances in Schizophrenia in 2016
The year 2016 marks a critical time in our understanding of and approaches to treating schizophrenia spectrum disorders.
Introduction: Innovations in Care for People With Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders
What an exciting time to be involved in understanding and providing care for people with schizophrenia spectrum disorders!
Providing Culturally Competent Care: Understanding the Context of Psychosis
Culture-the way people make meaning and live their lives in particular social worlds-matters in psychosis. The authors explore how a patient's cultural background should influence the way clinicians think about treatment and care.
Exploring the Psychosis-Depression Interface: Clinical Implications
A review of the distinction between depressive and psychotic symptom domains, current knowledge about the etiology and neurobiology of depression and psychosis, and how this knowledge can inform the treatment of patients with features of both.
Travel With Serious Mental Illness
What should you do when patients with preexisting psychosis express an interest in lengthy travel?
The Perilous Journey of First-Episode Psychosis
What is the risk of symptom recurrence after antipsychotic discontinuation in first-episode psychosis?
A CASE REPORT: Prepartum or Postpartum Psychosis?
Did this woman have (untreated) postpartum psychosis when she became pregnant a second time-- or was this a separate, rare case of prepartum psychosis?
Antipsychotics in Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia
Is clozapine still the gold standard for treatment-resistant schizophrenia?
Introduction: Working With Patients Who Have Eating Disorders
An introduction to our 2-part Special Report on eating disorders, including neurobiology of eating disorders, nutritional needs of patients, clinical response to psychosis, and more.
Novel Insights Into the Causes of Schizophrenia: Part 2
The identification of a genetic risk factor has shed light on the underlying neurobiology of the disorder.
Care for First-Episode Psychosis: New Insights From RAISE
The first episode of psychosis represents a critical juncture in the treatment of schizophrenia. Here: A synopsis of 2-year outcomes from the NIMH Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode (RAISE) Early Treatment Program.
Face-Reading Reveals Schizophrenia Risk
Deficits in emotion recognition among at-risk patients may predict eventual transition to schizophrenia.
3 Features of Psychosis
In psychosis, the mind disposes of or deflects certain (real) information. Is that so different from a “nonpsychotic” mind?
Targeting the Estrogen Receptor for Cognitive Impairment in Schizophrenia
Treatment with a selective estrogen receptor modulator in adjunct to antipsychotics was associated with improvements in attention and memory in men and women with schizophrenia in a recent trial.
Genetic Underpinnings of Intermediate Phenotypes in Psychosis
A recent study from the Bipolar-Schizophrenia Network on Intermediate Phenotypes (B-SNIP) investigated the genetics of the auditory event-related potential, a putative psychosis biomarker.
Not All Hallucinations Are Alike: The Brain Tells Us So
Can schizophrenia be distinguished from bipolar disorder via gray matter volume?
Research That Can Change Clinical Practice in Psychotic Disorders
The need to stay up-to-date with the most current evidence-based information is becoming harder than ever. For this reason, the authors identify and evaluate published research that may have a direct bearing on clinical practice.
The New Janus?
Do we really have another antipsychotic in the offing, one with a completely different mechanism than existing agents? Here: existing evidence regarding the effects of cannabidiol.
The Interface of Dermatology and Psychiatry
Delusional parasitosis can be difficult to recognize, but timely diagnosis and psychiatric treatment can improve quality of life and reduce medical costs.
Trivializing the Suffering of Psychosis
“Distress” hardly captures the inner world of those with severe forms of psychotic illnesses. Terms like “agony,” “torment,” and “anguish” would be much closer to the mark, for many patients.
Pro and Con: The British Psychological Society Report on Psychosis
Recently there has been considerable controversy and confusion around how the word "psychosis" should be used, if indeed it should be used at all. More in this commentary.
The Hidden Suffering of the Psychopath
The psychopath has the image of a cold, heartless, inhuman being. But do all psychopaths show a complete lack of normal emotional capacities and empathy?
Schizophrenia and Post-Psychotic Adjustment
A comprehensive adjustment to life after having had a psychotic episode and diagnosis of schizophrenia is a relatively new concept. An expert describes the post-psychotic adjustment process.
Toward Biological Subtypes in Schizophrenia: Potential Role of NMDA-Receptor Antibodies
Take-home messages on the immunology of schizophrenia and NMDA receptor encephalitis from the Schizophrenia International Research Society conference here.
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