This book looks at psychiatric causes of agitation in mood, personality, and psychotic disorders.
All articles by Douglas Strassler
CBT is effective in patients with bipolar disorder in decreasing the relapse rate and improving symptoms of depression and mania severity.
The burden of illness associated with bipolar disorder warrants early preemption.
Irritability may have wide-ranging impacts on symptomatic, functional, and social elements of quality of life.
Mental disorders and psychotropic medication use are associated with an increased risk for fracture but are not fully captured by FRAX tool.
Scientists researched the association between multiple drug treatments for psychotic disorders and anticholinergic burden.
Careful monitoring of thyroid function is necessary for patients undergoing lithium therapy.
Psychosis in AD is associated with the female-specific APOE4 gene and is comorbid with Lewy bodies.
A new intervention successfully reduced the amount of HIV risk behavior in the community of Hispanic/Latino men who have sex with men.
Cannabis is the most widely misused illicit drug.
Depression and coping mechanisms play a role in the sexual behavior of teenage heterosexual black adolescents.
Depressive symptoms number higher in people with type 2 diabetes who prefer late evening activity.
Depression scores in patients with vitamin D deficiency did not improve with supplementation.
Anxiety is a vulnerability factor for depression in patients with MS.
Depressive symptoms are associated with increased incidence of adverse cardiovascular events.
Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of all psychiatric diagnoses and affect 10% of adolescent girls and young women.
A study of Romanian adoptees demonstrates that early childhood mistreatment can have a lasting psychological effect into adulthood.
Short-term stroke risk appears higher in patients hospitalized or treated for psychiatric illness.
The FDA has approved a new treatment for adolescents between the ages of 13 and 17 years who are diagnosed with schizophrenia.
A study suggested that weight suppression explains a significant amount of variance in bulimic syndrome impairment.
Pretreatment cardiometabolic status to be taken into consideration for treatment of first episode psychosis.
DCS shows a small augmentation effect on exposure-based therapy.
The ASCOMALVA trial sought to decrease the frequency and severity of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.
Atypical antipsychotic adjunctive therapy to mood stabilizers may be more effective than mood stabilizer monotherapy.
Cardiac safety is integral to child and adolescent antipsychotic therapy.
There are clear disadvantages to prescribing higher rather than lower doses of SGAs.
Eating disorders are not confined to adolescence and early adulthood.
Both immediate and gradual discontinuation of the current antipsychotic medication are viable treatment options.
Cognitive co-activation is associated with a significantly smaller levodopa effect on resting tremor in Parkinson’s disease.
Individuals who seek HIV testing could potentially constitute a group at higher risk for suicide than the general population.
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