This year, we presented new and distinct reports that covered a range of clinical challenges in the treatment of psychiatric disorders.
This year, we presented new and distinct reports that covered a range of clinical challenges in the treatment of psychiatric disorders. Scroll through the slides for the links to the reports.
YOUNG ADULT PSYCHIATRY:A Demographic With a Challenging Set of Problems
Many of the clinical challenges in the treatment of young adult patients are developmentally continuous with and heavily influenced by pre-existing vulnerabilities.
PERSONALITY DISORDERS:An Essential Part of the Mental Health Evaluation
Traditionally, clinicians did not linger very long on personality disorders. Here’s why they should.
EATING DISORDERS: Working With Patients Who Have Eating Disorders
In this very interesting 2-part Special Report, several topics are reviewed that are of key importance in working with patients suffering from eating disorders. Although several medications are mentioned in these reports, it is important to remember that only 2 drugs are FDA-approved for eating disorders.
SPECIAL POPULATIONS: Unique Needs and Innovative Opportunities
While stigma still exists, mental health issues have become more accepted in general public discourse. However, as demand for mental health treatment increases, the number of psychiatrists is not keeping pace.
SEX AND SEXUAL DISORDERS: Discussing and Assessing Capacity for Sexual Consent
We’ve come a long way-or have we? Sexuality is an important aspect of the human experience and the needs associated with sexuality do not necessarily disappear just because one has mental impairments.
MOOD DISORDERS: A Focus on Differential Diagnoses, Comorbidity, and Suicide Risk
As with any illness, a correct diagnosis is the first step toward treatment success. However, the same presentations of depressive symptoms with MDD (unipolar depression) and with bipolar disorder (bipolar depression) pose challenges for clinicians to differentiate unipolar depression from bipolar depression.
TOXIC EXPOSURES: An Update on Psychiatric Effects of Toxic Exposures
In the 21st century there has been, sadly, no shortage of victims of environmental disasters to assess and treat according to guidelines presented in this Special Report.
Just this year, a breakthrough in understanding of the genetics of schizophrenia, a risk calculator for people at risk, and the effectiveness of comprehensive care for people with first-episode schizophrenia in the US were revealed. The authors bring you an update on care of people with schizophrenia spectrum disorders in the modern era.
INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE: [link to come]
The contributors to this 2-part Special Report represent the vanguard of a movement that is transforming mental health care. They are visionaries who have expertise in a variety of CAM approaches that are being actively investigated in rigorously designed studies and implemented in clinical settings.