The new open notes regulation is a substantial change for both physicians, as well as patients. Does this mandate benefit or harm patients — or both?
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Sexual dysfunction has a significant impact on quality of life, personal relationships, self-esteem, and recovery, and it is a common cause for nonadherence or discontinuation of medication.
As a result of stay-at-home restrictions and sudden unemployment, millions of people are isolated at home without their usual routines and supports, with a large amount of unstructured time on their hands, less opportunity to exercise and obtain healthy food, and increased stress.
Michael J Sacopulos, JD, CEO of Medical Risk Institute discusses the tasks required to transition to a telemedicine-based practice.
To shed light on how clinical practice is dealing in this time of COVID-19, we spoke with Jesse Clark, DO, Associate Program Director of Education at the Community East Family Medicine Residency and Clinical Chairperson of Family Medicine at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana.
There is an emerging view that sleep disorders are not merely symptoms of psychiatric conditions; instead there may be a complex, bidirectional relationship between psychiatric and sleep disorders.
The estimated prevalence of dissociative disorders in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings seems to be approximately 10%, with roughly half of these patients diagnosed with DID.
Hearing loss is associated with higher levels of anxiety, interpersonal sensitivity, and hostility, as well as higher rates of dementia, especially in older adults who are also visually impaired.
Awareness of differences between psychosis in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and varying presentations in patients can assist providers with diagnosis and treatment.
The issue of aging physicians poses serious challenges to the medical profession, with concerns that judgment or skills might decline with age.