Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, that more than 60% of US adults were lonely; these numbers only increased during the pandemic. Clinicians should focus more time on the psychological and social factors of aging to improve the quality of life of the elderly.
There has been an ongoing evolution in the treatment of psychosis, schizophrenia, bipolar, and other significant psychiatric morbidities. As therapies have evolved, efficacy in treating positive and negative symptoms has (for the most part) remained quite high, and there has been a concerted push to — as the generations of drugs progress ever-forward — reduce the off-target and unwanted side effects of treatment (which also helps to boost compliance with medication-taking behaviors). Dr Ben Locwin shares his expertise on the future of pharmacologic treatment.
Bluetooth is potentially susceptible to attack because it allows different devices to communicate over the air, according to a cybersecurity expert.
With health experts across the country agreeing we are in the midst of a mental health pandemic, psychiatrist Aaron M. Hawkins, MD offers his view about the current state and the future of mental health in the United States.
We continue discussing the power of touch and how has it played into the history of clinical treatment as well as our current reality.