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.
Although winter is most commonly associated with seasonal affective disorder, some people experience SAD during the summertime.
A 2013 Pew Research Center and Internet Life Project report found that 59% of US adults said that they turned to the Internet regarding a health problem during the past year.
After 30 years, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy continues to gain support as a beneficial treatment for a wide range of mental health conditions, especially post-traumatic stress disorder.
An increasing number of adolescents and young adults use cannabis for recreational or medicinal purposes, unaware that potential adverse effects include psychosis.
When combined with other serotonergic agents, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors can lead to a potentially fatal condition called serotonin syndrome, the incidence of which is likely underestimated.
Ketamine was originally approved by the FDA as an anesthetic, but is increasingly being used to treat mood disorders such as treatment-resistant depression, anxiety disorders, and PTSD.
The complexities of today’s high-tech methods of communication, data sharing, and data storage lay practices open to unforeseen and constantly changing threats, requiring vigilance and training of medical staff.
The combined number of opioid-related suicides and overdoses almost tripled from 2000 to 2017.
The number of potentially abused elders is staggering: in 2015, older adults — defined as people age 65 or above constituted nearly 15% of the US population — up by 1.6 million from 2014.
To gain deeper insight into the unique challenges facing psychiatrists working with inmates on death row, Psychiatry Advisor interviewed 3 individuals.
This rise in prescribing of prescription opioids in the last 2 decades of the 20th century occurred at a time during which medical professionals were urged to resort to prescription opioids to manage untreated and chronic noncancer pain.
Psychologists and psychiatrists discuss the stigma of mental health disorders in practicing clinicians.
Issues that affect employees in all industries are compounded by a unique set of additional concerns that affect employees of medical practices.
Drunkorexia is a term referring to limiting food intake prior to alcohol consumption, which may lead to eating disorders in college students.
Rumination is common in individuals experiencing suicide bereavement and is unique compared with the responses to bereavement for other reasons.
The complexities and ambiguities associated with reporting suspected cases of child abuse can contribute to confusion and the potential for harm.
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.
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.
One of the main reasons for the frequent misdiagnosis of catatonia is the continuing misconception that it is synonymous with schizophrenia.
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