Somatoform Disorder

Climate Psychiatry Year in Review

December 01, 2019

Climate medicine: What was once on the radar of just a handful of physicians has exploded into awareness, alarm, and sometimes debate and skepticism. No matter how you look at it, psychiatrists are on the front lines.

Mini Quiz: Assessment of Malingering

April 01, 2019

The reported severity of the complaints in this patient appears grossly out of proportion given gathered information and clinical observations. What's your diagnosis?

Challenging Consultations

May 25, 2017

Psychosomatic medicine psychiatrists specialize in managing psychiatric effects of medical treatments and medications.

7 Medical Illnesses That May Present as Anxiety

May 18, 2017

Beyond psychosocial implications of anxiety disorders, an array of physiological effects may ensue.

Mini Quiz: Medical Catatonia

May 12, 2017

A patient with lupus presents with rash, arthralgias, and altered mental status. Various symptoms, including stupor and mutism, improve with treatment but higher doses of the drug cause more sedation. How would you proceed?

Comorbidity Conundrums and Other Brain Teasers

April 21, 2017

An update on emerging trends in psychosomatic medicine to help clinicians address mental health stressors in psychiatric and medical settings.

Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures: Clinical Issues for Psychiatrists

March 31, 2017

The authors shed light on a disorder that is difficult to diagnose and manage, and offer insights on how to develop an appropriate treatment plan.

Update on Medical Catatonia: Highlight on Delirium

March 31, 2017

Renewed interest and emerging systematic data have highlighted the frequency and pattern of catatonic presentations in psychiatric and medical settings, including in critical illness.

Depression and Anxiety Disorders in Patients With Cancer

March 31, 2017

Psychiatrists need to understand the patient’s cancer diagnosis, staging, treatments and their adverse effects, and prognosis to appreciate the challenges the patient is coping with throughout treatment as well as survivorship or end-of-life.

6 Psychotherapy Questions for Medically Ill Patients

May 03, 2016

A brief psychosocial tool that offers compassionate, tailored care using existential neuroscience, a new perspective for conducting bedside psychotherapy.