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Depressive Disorder Mental Health Problems in Adolescents With HIV: Overview & Expert Interview

Mental Health Problems in Adolescents With HIV: Overview & Expert Interview

Adolescents infected with HIV have a greater risk for psychiatric hospitalizations compared with those not infected with HIV.

Depression Advisor Probiotics, Depression, and the Role of Inflammation

Probiotics, Depression, and the Role of Inflammation

Researchers examined evidence suggesting that probiotics may exert antidepressant effects via anti-inflammatory mechanisms.

Bipolar Disorder Early Risk Factors for Bipolar Disorder Found in Offspring of BD Parents

Early Risk Factors for Bipolar Disorder Found in Offspring of BD Parents

The most robust predictive risk factor for BD is a confirmed history of the illness in a first-degree relative, which is associated with an 8-fold to 10-fold lifetime risk for BD and a 2-fold to 3-fold lifetime risk for depressive disorder vs the general population.

Bipolar Disorder Link Identified Between Cured Meat and Mania in Bipolar Disorder

Link Identified Between Cured Meat and Mania in Bipolar Disorder

These results suggest that the nitrates in cured meat are driving the association between cured meat consumption and mania.

Depression Advisor Predicting Poststroke Depression: Biomarkers and Beyond

Predicting Poststroke Depression: Biomarkers and Beyond

As depression is one of the most common psychiatric disorders following acute stroke and can be predictive of poor outcomes, identifying biomarkers to recognize the disorder are imperative for improving the clinical course.

Practice Management The Doctor Will @ You Now: Social Media MD Shares Strategies

The Doctor Will @ You Now: Social Media MD Shares Strategies

Farris K. Timimi, MD, and Lee Aase from the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network shared their views on the role of social media in physician practice.

News Correctional Psychiatry: Challenges and Rewards

Correctional Psychiatry: Challenges and Rewards

Approximately 15% of incarcerated people have serious mental illness, although that number can vary depending on the type of illness.

Suicide and Self-Harm Those Left Behind: Working With Suicide-Bereaved Families

Those Left Behind: Working With Suicide-Bereaved Families

Rumination is common in individuals experiencing suicide bereavement and is unique compared with the responses to bereavement for other reasons.

Schizophrenia Advisor Lancet Commission to Tackle Health Inequalities in Mental Illness

Lancet Commission to Tackle Health Inequalities in Mental Illness

The Lancet Commission, "Improving Physical Health Outcomes in People With Mental Illness, will launch in August 2019 with a goal summarizing recent advances, identifying high-priority areas, and presenting updated recommendations regarding physical health inequalities in patients with mental illness.

Addiction Managing Comorbid Opioid and Alcohol Use Disorder

Managing Comorbid Opioid and Alcohol Use Disorder

When alcohol and opioid addiction occur together, managing them concomitantly becomes challenging. Whereas some patients may not need medication for alcohol addiction, opioid abuse does require pharmacotherapy.

Schizophrenia Advisor The Impact of Deafness on Hallucinations and Delusions

The Impact of Deafness on Hallucinations and Delusions

Although research has filled some of the knowledge gaps in the association between psychosis and hearing impairment, more data about this phenomenon and its confounding factors are needed.

Depression Advisor The Opioid System: The Foundation for Social Risk and Reward

The Opioid System: The Foundation for Social Risk and Reward

The opioid system is responsible for social pain and reward in the brain; therefore, understanding its underpinnings may help clinicians manage patients with depression and suicidal ideation.

Bipolar Disorder Advisor When Bipolar Disorder Presents, Consider Cardiovascular Comorbidities

When Bipolar Disorder Presents, Consider Cardiovascular Comorbidities

Screening for cardiovascular disease risk is recommended for clinicians who manage patients with bipolar disorder.

Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Is Mandatory Reporting of Child Maltreatment in the Best Interests of the Child?

Is Mandatory Reporting of Child Maltreatment in the Best Interests of the Child?

The complexities and ambiguities associated with reporting suspected cases of child abuse can contribute to confusion and the potential for harm.

News Incorporating Guidelines Into Clinical Practice: An Interview With Gary L. LeRoy, MD

Incorporating Guidelines Into Clinical Practice: An Interview With Gary L. LeRoy, MD

Despite their advantages, many clinicians do not necessarily agree with the centrality or content of CPGs. Others — especially primary care physicians (PCPs) — are overwhelmed by the vast and ever-increasing numbers of guidelines issued by multiple societies.

Anxiety Nomophobia: The Modern-Day Pathology

Nomophobia: The Modern-Day Pathology

People are increasingly finding themselves dependent on their mobile phones, and separating themselves from their devices has been associated with high levels of anxiety, as well as feelings of panic and stress.

Depressive Disorder Emerging Theories in the Pathophysiology of MDD: Could the Opioid System Be Involved?

Emerging Theories in the Pathophysiology of MDD: Could the Opioid System Be Involved?

Emerging research is leading to new theories attempting to address why a significant number of individuals with major depressive disorder do not achieve relief of their symptoms after receiving treatment.

Practice Management Doctors and the D Word: Talking About Death Is an Essential Skill — and One Often Lacking

Doctors and the D Word: Talking About Death Is an Essential Skill — and One Often Lacking

The reasons for physicians' discomfort with conversations about dying are as much cultural, social, and systemic as they are personal.

Schizophrenia Advisor Comorbid Narcolepsy and Schizophrenia in Adolescents

Comorbid Narcolepsy and Schizophrenia in Adolescents

Individuals with comorbid schizophrenia and narcolepsy are exposed to increased prevalence of various risk factors and worse clinical outcomes compared with individuals with either disorder alone.

Schizophrenia Advisor Early Intervention in Schizophrenia: The RAISE Program

Early Intervention in Schizophrenia: The RAISE Program

The focus of mental health policy and treatment for individuals with schizophrenia in the United States has shifted in recent years from stabilization of those with chronic disease to intervention in the early stages of the illness.

Depression Advisor Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Promising for Major Depressive Disorder

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Promising for Major Depressive Disorder

With better understanding of the underlying mechanisms of transcranial direct current stimulation, clinicians will be better equipped to identify the optimal management of their patients with major depressive disorder.

Depression Advisor Depression in Youth: Underdiagnosed and Deadly

Depression in Youth: Underdiagnosed and Deadly

The mechanics of therapy look quite different for younger patients, whose experiences with depression vary by age, emotional vocabulary, cognitive development, and experiences with trauma.

Gender Dysphoria "Is It Just a Phase?" What to Do When Transgender Youths Ask to Transition

"Is It Just a Phase?" What to Do When Transgender Youths Ask to Transition

In the last 5 years, many clinicians have faced tough questions about how best to serve transgender youth while doing no harm.

Bipolar Disorder Advisor Cannabis Use in Bipolar Disorder Presents a Treatment Challenge

Cannabis Use in Bipolar Disorder Presents a Treatment Challenge

In some patients, cannabis use can complicate the management of bipolar disorder by causing mood instability and psychosis. Other patients believe it helps manage their moods.

Addiction Abuse-Deterrent Opioid Formulations: Barriers to Broader Use

Abuse-Deterrent Opioid Formulations: Barriers to Broader Use

Abuse-deterrent opioid formulations have not yet been widely accepted despite their proposed value in reducing opioid abuse and related mortality. Many of the current barriers to broader use are related to their higher cost compared with conventional formulations.

Bipolar Disorder Advisor Exclusion Criteria for Bipolar Trials Cast Doubt on Generalizability

Exclusion Criteria for Bipolar Trials Cast Doubt on Generalizability

Eligibility criteria employed in clinical trials assessing pharmacologic treatment of bipolar disorder typically preclude many affected patients, casting doubt about the generalizability of their results.

Depression Advisor Light Therapy Effective for Older Adults with Nonseasonal Depression

Light Therapy Effective for Older Adults with Nonseasonal Depression

Rapid onset of antidepressant effects, mild and infrequent adverse effects, and cost-effectiveness position light therapy as an alternative to pharmacologic treatments for depression.

Bipolar Disorder Advisor Rapid Cycling in Bipolar Disorder: Overview and Expert Perspectives

Rapid Cycling in Bipolar Disorder: Overview and Expert Perspectives

Research has been insufficient to elucidate the prevalence, course, and clinical correlates of rapid cycling in bipolar disorder.

Schizophrenia Advisor Pharmacologic Treatment of First-Episode Psychosis: Advances in Research

Pharmacologic Treatment of First-Episode Psychosis: Advances in Research

The NAVIGATE program shows great promise toward optimizing pharmacologic management of psychosis.

Geriatric Psychiatry Mind-Body Therapy and Psychiatry: Ancient Tools for Modern Practice

Mind-Body Therapy and Psychiatry: Ancient Tools for Modern Practice

Meditation techniques have an ever-growing evidence base to support their use and have become increasingly accepted in Western medicine as helpful adjuncts to other therapies.

Schizophrenia Advisor The Many Misconceptions of Catatonia: Treatment Is Often Successful With the Right Knowledge

The Many Misconceptions of Catatonia: Treatment Is Often Successful With the Right Knowledge

One of the main reasons for the frequent misdiagnosis of catatonia is the continuing misconception that it is synonymous with schizophrenia.

Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Ethical Questions and Surgical Contraindications

Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Ethical Questions and Surgical Contraindications

The potential consequences of providing cosmetic treatment to a patient with BDD can extend beyond ethical concerns.

Bipolar Disorder Advisor Comorbid Bipolar Disorder and Substance Abuse: A Challenge to Diagnose and Treat

Comorbid Bipolar Disorder and Substance Abuse: A Challenge to Diagnose and Treat

Bipolar disorder is often comorbid with substance use disorders, with alcohol being the top substance. Clinicians should take a thorough history to uncover substance use disorder because it will guide the management of both disorders.

Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Diagnosing Lyme Disease in Children With Neuropsychiatric Illness

Diagnosing Lyme Disease in Children With Neuropsychiatric Illness

Health professionals from many disciplines need to be able to recognize the clinical presentations, essential diagnostic tests, and treatment approach of Lyme neuroborreliosis.

Depression Advisor Detecting and Treating Depression in Diabetes

Detecting and Treating Depression in Diabetes

Comorbid depression, when not well controlled, can affect one's ability to self-manage diabetes. There can be loss of interest in making proper lifestyle choices, monitoring glucose levels, and taking one's medicines.

Depression Advisor Smartphone Applications for Depression and Anxiety: Are They Ready for Widespread Use?

Smartphone Applications for Depression and Anxiety: Are They Ready for Widespread Use?

Despite concerns that the digital revolution in psychiatry might lessen the importance of interpersonal relationships between patient and clinician, digital apps have the potential to make the therapeutic alliance even more powerful.

Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders The Psychology of Hoarding Disorder: Approaches for Treatment

The Psychology of Hoarding Disorder: Approaches for Treatment

While pharmacotherapy research has revealed some promising findings, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) remains the gold standard for treating hoarding disorder.

Bipolar Disorder FDA Approval of Medication With a Digital Monitoring System: Major Breakthrough or "Brave New World"?

FDA Approval of Medication With a Digital Monitoring System: Major Breakthrough or "Brave New World"?

Abilify MyCite adds a digital sensor to the medication aripiprazole. The sensor, an ingestible event marker, is activated by contact with stomach acids and transmits a signal to a skin patch the patient wears, which then transmits to an app.

Practice Management FOSTA-SESTA Threatens Sex Worker Livelihoods: What Mental Health Providers Should Know

FOSTA-SESTA Threatens Sex Worker Livelihoods: What Mental Health Providers Should Know

Sex workers already operate at the social and economic margins. SESTA-FOSTA makes it increasingly difficult for them to advertise and screen clients safely, deeply cutting into their incomes and threatening their livelihoods.

Mood Disorders Managing Comorbid Migraine and Mood Disorders: A Synergistic Approach

Managing Comorbid Migraine and Mood Disorders: A Synergistic Approach

People with migraines and comorbid mood disorders often need treatments that address both conditions, as well as management of sleep, stress, and lifestyle issues.

Schizophrenia Advisor Holistic Sleep Experiences Crucial to Understanding Psychosis

Holistic Sleep Experiences Crucial to Understanding Psychosis

While researchers continue learning about specific interactions between poor sleep and psychotic symptoms, clinicians should be incorporating more comprehensive questions about sleep into their assessment of patients.

Violence and Aggression From Abused Child to Serial Killer: Investigating Nature vs Nurture in Methods of Murder

From Abused Child to Serial Killer: Investigating Nature vs Nurture in Methods of Murder

Not all abused children become serial killers, and not all serial killers are victims of childhood abuse. However, the connection between the two cannot be dismissed as just coincidence.

Depression Advisor Functional Restoration for Chronic Pain and Depression in the Elderly: Pharmacotherapy and Beyond

Functional Restoration for Chronic Pain and Depression in the Elderly: Pharmacotherapy and Beyond

Functional restoration is a multimodal approach to chronic pain and depression, and includes psychoeducation about pain, biofeedback, mindfulness training, physical and occupational therapy, and detoxification of narcotics.

Practice Management Medical Clearance of Psych Patients in the ED: Consensus Recommendations

Medical Clearance of Psych Patients in the ED: Consensus Recommendations

An AAEP task force created recommendations for medical evaluation of psychiatric patients presenting to the ED.

Practice Management Should Physicians Treat Family and Friends? Three Experts Weigh In

Should Physicians Treat Family and Friends? Three Experts Weigh In

Several notable medical societies have issued ethical statements discouraging physicians from treating family members and friends.

Addiction Betel Quid Addiction and Implications for Substance Use Disorder

Betel Quid Addiction and Implications for Substance Use Disorder

New findings suggest that DSM-5 criteria may apply to betel use disorder and offer opportunities to advance the study and understanding of substance use disorder in general.

Depression Advisor Addressing Treatment-Resistant Depression: Walking a Clinical Tightrope

Addressing Treatment-Resistant Depression: Walking a Clinical Tightrope

The heterogeneity of depression as a disease contributes to the challenge in identifying effective treatments.

Violence and Aggression Transference in the Age of #MeToo: What Counts as Harassment From a Patient?

Transference in the Age of #MeToo: What Counts as Harassment From a Patient?

The psychological effect on psychiatrist victims should be acknowledged even when the behavior of the perpetrator can be explained by diagnosis.

Bipolar Disorder Advisor Bipolar Disorder in the Perinatal Period: No Consensus on Treatment

Bipolar Disorder in the Perinatal Period: No Consensus on Treatment

Before the next set of guidelines are updated and harmonized, individual studies may provide direction for clinicians.

News Have You Experienced an Ethical Conundrum Regarding Involuntary Commitment of a Patient?

Have You Experienced an Ethical Conundrum Regarding Involuntary Commitment of a Patient?

During your career, have you experienced an ethical conundrum regarding involuntary commitment of a patient? Share your de-identified stories with Psychiatry Advisor, and your story could be shared on the site. Help provide insight to other psychiatrists across the globe.

Anxiety Recommendations for Psychological Treatment of Anxiety in Primary Care

Recommendations for Psychological Treatment of Anxiety in Primary Care

Increased implementation of integrated primary care could help to improve the availability of psychological treatment for this patient population.

Depressive Disorder Pharmacogenetics in Psychiatry: Promising Developments and Potential Pitfalls

Pharmacogenetics in Psychiatry: Promising Developments and Potential Pitfalls

Experts provide practical tips to aid in the often-challenging process of incorporating pharmacogenetic testing into clinical practice.

Addiction Court-Mandated Substance Abuse Treatment: Exploring the Ethics and Efficacy

Court-Mandated Substance Abuse Treatment: Exploring the Ethics and Efficacy

While many treatments for substance use disorder are not evidence based, several evidence-based approaches have shown effectiveness in court-mandated treatment settings.

Depression Advisor Psychosocial Interventions in HIV: How Best to Support HIV-Positive Patients

Psychosocial Interventions in HIV: How Best to Support HIV-Positive Patients

Mental health professionals supporting patients living with HIV need to make space for their patients to process the emotional effect of their diagnosis, but not to make assumptions about what it means to them.

Disruptive Impulse-Control and Conduct Disorders New Dimensions in Psychopathy: Are There Cultural Differences in Psychopaths?

New Dimensions in Psychopathy: Are There Cultural Differences in Psychopaths?

Offenders with major psychopathic traits can be identified in all ethnic groups that have been studied, including European Americans, African Americans, and Latino Americans, but some of the evidence pointing to the validity of psychopathy is stronger in European Americans.

Depressive Disorder Addressing Psychiatric Comorbidities in Inflammatory Rheumatic Diseases

Addressing Psychiatric Comorbidities in Inflammatory Rheumatic Diseases

Rheuatology Advisor speaks with a psychologist about addressing mental health in patients with inflammatory arthritis.

Bipolar Disorder Advisor Exploring the Link Between Persistent Infection, Inflammation, and Mood Disorders

Exploring the Link Between Persistent Infection, Inflammation, and Mood Disorders

It has been proposed that inflammation stemming from persistent pathogens may influence the development of mood disorders.

Schizophrenia Advisor Substance Abuse and Primary Psychosis: A Closer Look

Substance Abuse and Primary Psychosis: A Closer Look

Patients will still be at risk for schizophrenia or bipolar disorder even several years after an episode of substance-induced psychosis.

Bipolar Disorder Advisor The Converging Effects of Neurocognitive Deficits and Bipolar Emotion

The Converging Effects of Neurocognitive Deficits and Bipolar Emotion

Mood symptoms in patients with bipolar disease may be a marker of cognitive symptom severity or cognitive deficits.

Schizophrenia Advisor Clinician Perspective: Examining the Link Between Antipsychotics and Diabetes

Clinician Perspective: Examining the Link Between Antipsychotics and Diabetes

Endocrinologist Kevin M. Pantalone, DO, and psychiatrist Christian Kohler, MD, discuss the risk associated with the use of antipsychotic medications in individuals with type 2 diabetes.

Depression Advisor Addressing Depression in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Addressing Depression in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Clinicians address issues relating to treating patients with comorbid chronic fatigue syndrome and mood disorders.

Practice Management What a Building Contractor Taught Me About Informed Consent

What a Building Contractor Taught Me About Informed Consent

Identifying a patient's preferences and goals leads to a care plan that can reflect those goals, and this may improve patient satisfaction.

Schizophrenia Advisor The Cutting Edge of Schizophrenia Research: VR as Treatment for Psychosis

The Cutting Edge of Schizophrenia Research: VR as Treatment for Psychosis

"It is important to highlight that VR is a safe method to use in people with psychosis."

Autism Spectrum Disorders How Parents Can Enhance Autism Treatment: Use of Intervention Strategies at Home

How Parents Can Enhance Autism Treatment: Use of Intervention Strategies at Home

Parents using intervention strategies in addition to the interventionist working directly with the child can be very beneficial, as an interventionist only gets to see a child for a few hours a week.

ADHD Video Games and Exercise as Alternative Therapies for ADHD

Video Games and Exercise as Alternative Therapies for ADHD

ADHD's many deficits cannot be ameliorated by pharmacotherapy alone. Researchers and clinicians are investigating computer interventions and physical activity that get to the root of the ADHD domain, such as inattention, memory, or time management.

Autism Spectrum Disorders Comorbid Autism Spectrum Disorder and OCD: Challenges in Diagnosis and Treatment

Comorbid Autism Spectrum Disorder and OCD: Challenges in Diagnosis and Treatment

One of the requirements for diagnosing OCD is that the individuals don't want to engage in their behaviors. However, youth with autism who have verbal skills often say that they feel content with their repetitive behaviors and have no interest in stopping them.

Practice Management Under the Microscope: Medicine's #MeToo Moment

Under the Microscope: Medicine's #MeToo Moment

No single solution to address sexual harassment in medicine exists, but physicians of all genders must come together to make progress.

Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Beyond Normal Attachment: Managing Childhood Separation Anxiety Disorder

Beyond Normal Attachment: Managing Childhood Separation Anxiety Disorder

Cognitive behavioral therapy may be effective for children in learning how to separate from their parents and engage in activities.

Personality Disorders Effectiveness of Inpatient Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder

Effectiveness of Inpatient Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder

The prevalence of borderline personality disorder is estimated to between 15% and 20% in inpatient settings.

Autism Spectrum Disorders The Consequences of Compensation in Autism

The Consequences of Compensation in Autism

One of the biggest challenges faced by individuals with ASD is finding ways to be happy and successful in a neurotypical world.

Depression Advisor Depression and Sleep Disturbances: Common Bedfellows

Depression and Sleep Disturbances: Common Bedfellows

As sleep disturbances in patients with depression are associated with increased episode recurrences, persistent illness course, and poor outcomes, assessment of the relationship between both and review of effective treatment modalities is essential for improving quality of life for these patients.

Depression Advisor Repetitive TMS as Maintenance Therapy for Bipolar and Unipolar Depression

Repetitive TMS as Maintenance Therapy for Bipolar and Unipolar Depression

Sarah Hollingsworth Lisanby, MD, director, Translational Research Division at the National Institute of Mental Health, discusses the use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for maintenance therapy in depression.

Schizophrenia Advisor Effects of Antipsychotic Drugs on the Cardiovascular System

Effects of Antipsychotic Drugs on the Cardiovascular System

Careful clinical and metabolic monitoring should be implemented by clinicians caring for patients with severe mental illness.

Bipolar Disorder Advisor Clinician Insight: Exploring the Link Between Bipolar Disorder and Binge Eating Disorder

Clinician Insight: Exploring the Link Between Bipolar Disorder and Binge Eating Disorder

Psychiatry Advisor interviews with Allegra I. Broft, MD, to explore the connection between bipolar disorder and binge eating disorder.

Violence and Aggression #MeToo: Helping Victims Cope With Sexual Harassment

#MeToo: Helping Victims Cope With Sexual Harassment

Mental health professionals regularly grapple with the best way to support clients navigating an onslaught of sexual violence in their daily lives.

Bipolar Disorder Advisor Bipolar Postpartum Depression Frequently Missed, Requires Screening

Bipolar Postpartum Depression Frequently Missed, Requires Screening

The prevalence of bipolar postpartum depression is greater than previously understood and requires distinct treatment.

Practice Management Navigating the Waters of Medical Malpractice and Defensive Medicine

Navigating the Waters of Medical Malpractice and Defensive Medicine

Malpractice liability reform would best be analyzed on a specialty-by-specialty basis.

Bipolar Disorder Advisor Nutritional Influences on Bipolar Disorder in Children

Nutritional Influences on Bipolar Disorder in Children

Evidence suggests that several underlying mechanisms of bipolar disorder may be improved with dietary interventions, and good nutrition is associated with improved outcomes in this population.

Schizophrenia and Psychoses Old Challenges and New Directions in Managing Tardive Dyskinesia

Old Challenges and New Directions in Managing Tardive Dyskinesia

"Since the current generation of psychiatrists has been raised on second-generation antipsychotics and has relatively little experience with first-generation antipsychotics, keeping tardive dyskinesia in mind is not, on the whole, part of their experience or training," said Christoph U. Correll, MD.

Schizophrenia Advisor Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia or Medication Underexposure?

Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia or Medication Underexposure?

It is not always clear whether treatment resistance in schizophrenia is related to medication underexposure or the result of medication being ineffective.

News Psychology in the Age of Trump: Does the Goldwater Rule Still Apply?

Psychology in the Age of Trump: Does the Goldwater Rule Still Apply?

The Goldwater Rule has proven remarkably resilient and has not been seriously challenged for half a century — until now.

Schizophrenia Advisor Potential for SERMs as Adjunctive Therapy for Schizophrenia

Potential for SERMs as Adjunctive Therapy for Schizophrenia

Raloxifene has demonstrated mostly positive results in meta-analyses of men and women with schizophrenia who received the selective estrogen receptor modulator as adjunctive therapy.

Depression Advisor Triiodothyronine in the Treatment of Bipolar Depression

Triiodothyronine in the Treatment of Bipolar Depression

In the current treatment landscape where there are few solid strategies to address treatment resistance, augmentation with T3 has been recommended by several clinical practice guidelines.

Bipolar Disorder Advisor Early Intervention Strategies for Bipolar Disorder: Clinical Dilemmas and Directions

Early Intervention Strategies for Bipolar Disorder: Clinical Dilemmas and Directions

Awareness of risk factors for bipolar disorder facilitates early intervention, typically beginning with lifestyle changes rather than pharmacotherapy.

Bipolar Disorder Advisor Adjunctive Therapies for Bipolar Disorder Show Promise, Need More Evidence

Adjunctive Therapies for Bipolar Disorder Show Promise, Need More Evidence

As pharmacologic options have largely remained the same during the last decade, there exists a need to consider adjunctive therapies for bipolar disorder treatment.

Opinion Opposing Views: Legality and Ethics of Pediatric Euthanasia

Opposing Views: Legality and Ethics of Pediatric Euthanasia

Even though physician-assisted suicide is legal in 5 states and Washington, DC, no state allows euthanasia.

Mood Disorders Comorbid Mood Disorders and Neuropathic Pain: Exploring the Connections

Comorbid Mood Disorders and Neuropathic Pain: Exploring the Connections

Neuropathic pain has been linked with negative outcomes including psychological distress.

Schizophrenia Advisor CBT Beneficial for Depression and Anxiety in Schizophrenia

CBT Beneficial for Depression and Anxiety in Schizophrenia

Various professional guidelines recommend cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for the management of psychosis and schizophrenia; however, the clinical application of CBT is limited by its complexity and the need for intensive training.

Schizophrenia Advisor Using Mobile Health Devices for Real-World Schizophrenia Research

Using Mobile Health Devices for Real-World Schizophrenia Research

Digital technology shows promise in monitoring and collecting patient information to contribute to schizophrenia research.

Addiction Does Access to Medical Cannabis Reduce Risk for Opioid Abuse?

Does Access to Medical Cannabis Reduce Risk for Opioid Abuse?

While results so far may seem to support a link between increased access to cannabis and a reduction in prescription opioid use, findings from a study published in 2018 found otherwise.

Anxiety Agoraphobia: An Evolving Understanding of Definitions and Treatment

Agoraphobia: An Evolving Understanding of Definitions and Treatment

The relationship between agoraphobia and panic has gone through some changes and reconceptualization, as evidenced by the diagnostic categories laid out in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

Depression Advisor The Way to the Head May Be Through the Gut: Probiotics for Depression

The Way to the Head May Be Through the Gut: Probiotics for Depression

Although the theory of the gut-brain axis has existed for more than a century, recent studies are now examining how gut microbiota influence mood.

Practice Management The Crisis of Physician Suicides: Past and Present

The Crisis of Physician Suicides: Past and Present

This article discusses the issue of physician suicide trends, then and now.

Depression Advisor Ketamine: A Promising Agent for Managing Treatment-Resistant Depression

Ketamine: A Promising Agent for Managing Treatment-Resistant Depression

As major depressive disorder is a leading causes of disability, and approximately one-third of patients with the condition do not respond to currently approved treatments, there exists an unmet need for more effective and rapidly acting antidepressants.

Practice Management Expert Interview: Coping With Compassion Fatigue and Burnout

Expert Interview: Coping With Compassion Fatigue and Burnout

"Compassion fatigue" is understood to affect workers across the spectrum of helping professions, and to be extremely prevalent among physicians.

Bipolar Disorder Advisor A Slow Road Toward Personalized Treatment of Bipolar Disorder

A Slow Road Toward Personalized Treatment of Bipolar Disorder

Successful management of both the manic and depressive states in bipolar disorder has been difficult to achieve, despite a broad range of pharmacologic treatments available.

Bipolar Disorder Probing the Link Between Mood Disorders and Lithium in Water Supplies

Probing the Link Between Mood Disorders and Lithium in Water Supplies

Michael Thase, MD, comments on the potential for lithium in drinking water as a psychiatric prophylactic agent.

Practice Management Telehealth Technology: Addressing Desirable Social Physician-Patient Goals

Telehealth Technology: Addressing Desirable Social Physician-Patient Goals

More than 60% of healthcare institutions in the US are using electronic communication to exchange patient medical information.

PTSD trauma and stressor-related Sexual Harassment: Response to a National Crisis

Sexual Harassment: Response to a National Crisis

Sexual harassment perpetuated by celebrities, prominent government officials, and others in positions of power is broadly affecting US culture.

Depression Advisor Expert Perspective: Link Between Depression and Mortality in Cancer Patients

Expert Perspective: Link Between Depression and Mortality in Cancer Patients

As failure to recognize depression symptoms contributes to the association between mortality and depression in cancer patients, early recognition and treatment with pharmacologic and/or psychologic support is essential for improving outcomes.

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