After decades of limited research and legal roadblocks to medical and recreational use, psychedelic drugs are rapidly remerging as treatments of interest in psychiatry. We interviewed two experts in the field.
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To learn more about the overlapping crises of the opioid epidemic and the COVID-19 pandemic, Psychiatry Advisor interviewed pain specialist Paul J. Christo, MD, MBA, the Director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Program at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
Adolescents’ psychological challenges are increasingly entangled with their experiences online and virtual interactions with their peers on social media. We look at what this means during the COVID-19 pandemic.
After a decades-long global stop of research on psychedelic drugs, investigation of psychedelics in the context of psychiatric disorders is yielding some positive results.
COVID-19 has caused disruptions all across the world. In this piece, we take a look at what working during the pandemic has been like for psychiatric residents, as well as opportunities that the current situation has offered for learning.
The APA and AACAP offered 8 recommendations for school reopening plans.
In a multivariable logistic regression, PN and LSC were associated with having 1 or more mental health disorders.
We recently interviewed Jack Turban, MD, a resident physician in psychiatry at The Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where he researches the mental health of transgender youth.
Although the mechanisms remain unknown, antidepressants seem to have a protective effect in relation to the role of depression as a risk factor for psoriasis.
Maintaining a consistent sleep-wake schedule, including exposure to bright light in the morning and avoidance of it at night, may be the most reliable way to reduce pandemic-induced sleep problems.
We recently interviewed Jamieson Webster, PhD, and Victoria Malkin, PhD, LP, psychoanalysts based in New York who recently spent time on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic in a Brooklyn hospital.
To dig deeper into the study and its importance for a growing field, we spoke with Laura H. Goldstein, PhD, of the Department of Psychology, King’s College London, United Kingdom.
In women with anorexia nervosa, elevated levels of the sulfated form of dehydroepiandrosterone may predict weight gain and higher overall gains in fat mass.
Among study participants reporting loneliness, 54.7% met clinical criteria for moderate to severe depression, compared to only 15.3% in the group of participants not reporting loneliness.
For psychiatric professionals, Administrations of Lunacy offers a critical exploration of psychiatry’s historic links to key moments in American history by focusing on an asylum that was the largest in the world in the mid-20th century.
We recently interviewed Nancy Lau, PhD, to learn more about the state of smartphone applications for psychosocial wellness before COVID-19 and how the pandemic may affect digital technologies in health care.
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Patients with psychiatric disorders are another population that may be more exposed to COVID-19, and the secondary effects of the pandemic may detract from ongoing treatment, thus worsening overall mental health.
Public health interventions and activity restrictions may act as barriers to mental health treatment, especially as emergency departments.
As people around the world face prolonged periods of confinement to their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, stress levels may disrupt sleep patterns and worsen overall mental health.
At a time when the healthcare system as a whole is in crisis—in the United States and around the world—Bedlam offers a critical perspective on the difficulty of providing care in a system stretched thin.
The AMA called for alterations for insurers, including terminating cost-sharing and prior authorization for chronic pain and OUD medications and removing restrictions on Medicaid preferred drug lists.
59% of Americans report that COVID-19 is affecting their daily lives, and 36% of respondents to the poll say that COVID-19 is taking a toll on their mental health.
A study of Chinese healthcare workers may foreshadow the mental health burden placed upon physicians, nurses, and other professionals as COVID-19 strains the medical system in the United States.
As the situation develops, keep an eye out for updates or coverage of APA-related content through Psychiatry Advisor.
In this Q&A, Dr Rupak Desai discusses the overlap between adult congenital heart disease and mental health disorders.
The COVID-19 epidemic has underscored potential gaps in mental health services during emergencies, while also testing the resilience of healthcare workers and medical systems.
The stresses and sleep disturbances of shift work can lead to major mental health issues, as well as workplace challenges, including safety concerns and poor on-the-job performance.
Since the 1960s, the number of psychiatric beds in the United States has decreased dramatically as a result of the closure of the traditional asylum system and the shift to community-based mental health care.
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