Editors' choices of noteworthy psychiatry-related news, blogs, CMEs, research studies, cases, and videos from around the Web.
Â The following is a list of editors' choices of noteworthy psychiatry-related articles published in April 2015.Sources:Taking a Science-Informed Approach to Medical MarijuanaTips, Cautions, and Successes in Treating Bipolar Patients With LithiumAutism: Where Do We Go From Here?Alcoholics Anonymous and the Challenge of Evidence-Based MedicineAyahuasca Psychedelic Tested for DepressionAdult Mental Health Consequences of Peer Bullying and Maltreatment in ChildhoodTo view the slides in PDF format, click here.For last month's Roundup, click here.
Does marijuana really have therapeutic uses or is it too good to be true? Dr Nora Volkow weighs in the pros and cons of marijuana and the practicalities around the topic. Taking a Science-Informed Approach to Medical Marijuana
Lithium plays an important role in reducing morbidity and mortality associated with bipolar disorder. More in this CME by Ralph J. Koek, MD.Tips, Cautions, and Successes in Treating Bipolar Patients With Lithium
In this video, Dr Matthew State, Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF, discusses the clinical, biological, and genetic components of de novo mutations and autism spectrum disorders.Autism: Where Do We Go From Here?
The author asks, “Do Alcoholics Anonymous participants do better at abstinence than nonparticipants because they are more motivated? Or is it because of something inherent in the A.A. program?”Alcoholics Anonymous and the Challenge of Evidence-Based Medicine
A pilot study suggests there may be therapeutic uses to a shamanic brew for depression in the future.Ayahuasca Psychedelic Tested for Depression
Lereya and colleagues look at the mental health consequences of childhood bullying and find that bullying is anything but harmless. Adult Mental Health Consequences of Peer Bullying and Maltreatment in Childhood