Even though physician-assisted suicide is legal in 5 states and Washington, DC, no state allows euthanasia.
Prior authorizations and diagnostic imaging continue to be a frustration in the practice of medicine.
Statistical vs clinical significance is a battle royale being constantly waged throughout all facets of medical research.
A physician discusses conscious and unconscious problem solving methods.
Although ECT is effective for patients with severe psychiatric disorders, various misconceptions still exist.
Unknown knowns are ideas that people are aware of on some level but, for whatever reason, choose not to admit.
Patient physician relationships are important.
Tiger Woods was arrested for driving under the influence.
The psychiatry hospitalist model leads to higher job satisfaction and better work-life balance.
"It was evident from the internal backlash to the recent Republican House committee bills that there is a deep divide among Republicans."
The term clearance implies that a patient can proceed with surgery and will have no risk for complications — which is a fictional state.
In order to survive today in primary-care medicine, one must have an extraordinarily low practice overhead.
Voice recognition software has freed up a significant amount of personal time.
Most courts have asserted that curbside consults do not create a physician-patient relationship.
PTSD developments from childbirth can have lasting consequences and should be examined further by OBGYNs.
John Kane, MD, considers prevention and treatment approaches for mood disorders.
Scott Zeller, MD, discusses the importance of treating patients with agitation appropriately.
Is the aim of our health-care system to care for human beings or to generate profits for corporations?
Delays in treatment for psychosis can be associated with poorer outcomes.
One physician discusses her experience with opting out of Medicare and offers advice to physicians considering doing the same.
If we invest in evidence-based addiction treatment that is invested in the dignity of every person who needs that treatment, many more people will find themselves ready to seek it out.
Embracing all the myriad variations of the human genome should, in theory, lead to rewards that all can share.
HIPAA doesn't require providers to encrypt devices or electronic information, but many experts highly recommend it.
Dr. Scott Zeller suggests it is time to move away from emergency intramuscular haloperidol.
You have probably heard the term 'Big Data' being bandied around, but what does it actually mean for the psychiatry sector? Dr Nicola Davies explains what Big Data is, before exploring how it's currently being applied within psychiatry.
Dr. Henderson suggests treating Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with antivirals rather than with antidepressants.
Dr Nicola Davies explores how diagnostic recognition could facilitate the diagnosis and treatment of this serious condition.
Study reports on the availability of safety and efficacy data for over-the-counter supplements for improving brain health.
The WHO has declared Zika a "global health emergency" and predicted the likely spread of the virus to all Western Hemisphere countries except Canada and Chile.
Gun violence places a significant burden on the nation's public health and wellbeing.
Therapeutic drug monitoring is vastly underused in psychiatry but could better inform clinical decision-making.
Mental health reform is needed to provide better help to those who are directly or indirectly impacted by mass shootings and traumas.
Gratitude can help people to become more social and develop deeper and healthier relationships, which in turn can improve their emotional health.
Many clinicians have a working assumption that subtyping patients is a critical process relevant to antidepressant treatment selection.
A small project in Australia has high school students and researchers developing suicide prevention interventions using social media.
The Military Families Are Resilient program educates military families about available mental health resources.
Have we gotten derailed in our search for an objective diagnostic approach to ADHD?
Mental health professionals should observe how lesbians and gay men experience the psychosocial benefits of same-sex marriage.
The RiverSpring at Night program treats Alzheimer's patients with sleep problems in a drug-free environment with nighttime activities.
Rather than worry about how to refer to patients, the psychiatry community should relish its distinctive role in bringing mind and body together.
The nation's first mental health court turns 18 this month, and more than 17,000 people have received treatment instead of a jail sentence.
Positive influences by fathers on their children is associated with fewer behavioral problems and less impulsivity.
Identifying a person as having a drinking problem only if they are dependent on alcohol is wrong and dangerous.
Being aware of patients' religious and spiritual beliefs and incorporating them into treatment can improve outcomes.
A clinician specializing in ADHD argues for non-pharmaceutical alternatives, such as better nutrition and parenting, in treating the condition.
Arizona psychiatrist Sue Sisley has been battling for years to conduct research to demonstrate cannabis as an effective PTSD treatment.
Michael Ronemus, PhD, a neurogeneticist, didn't set out to research autism, but that changed when his own son was diagnosed with autism.
Cocaine, heroin and marijuana are the most popular illegal drugs abused among seniors.
As more kids go to ERs for mental health treatment, clinicians need to prepare patients for what to expect.
Although the number of apps for mental health is steadily growing, many of them have not been clinically validated for effectiveness.
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