To gain deeper insight into the unique challenges facing psychiatrists working with inmates on death row, Psychiatry Advisor interviewed 3 individuals.
Whether negative symptoms are specified by category or across dimensions, discovering biomarkers to indicate specific treatment strategies is needed.
The US Preventive Services Task Force concluded that providing or referring pregnant or postpartum women to counseling has a moderate net benefit in preventing perinatal depression.
Researchers found that the inclusion of significant others in cognitive behavioral therapy for victims of violent crimes is beneficial for the victim and indirect victim.
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.
Because the dopaminergic system is sexually dimorphic, researchers found that the same treatment compounds manifest differently for men and women with schizophrenia.
Transcranial direct current stimulation could be a viable alternative to medication and psychotherapy to treat pregnant women with depression, according to the results of a Canadian pilot study.
Despite the clear need for improved management of T2D in patients with SMI, there is scant evidence regarding effective treatment strategies for this group.
Noninvasive brain stimulation (NIBS) techniques are a potential alternative to the use of medications for the treatment of poststroke depression.
Experts weigh in on the topic of gaming disorder and the evidence to support it as a diagnosis.
Dr Pransky shares some examples of robots that have shown impressive psychiatric applications, as well as her thoughts on giving robots the critical role of delivering healthcare to human beings.
Emerging evidence has begun to elucidate the prevalence and outcomes associated with social anxiety disorder in schizophrenia.
Psychologists and psychiatrists discuss the stigma of mental health disorders in practicing clinicians.
Clinicians should be discerning when evaluating meta-analyses of schizophrenia add-on therapies such as statins and antidepressants.
For part 2 of this article, Psychiatry Advisor interviewed Dr Brenda L Curtis, whose research focuses on “big data” generated from social networking sites, technology-based interventions for substance use disorders and related issues, and Internet research ethics.
Once revered and idolized by society and patients, physicians are increasingly being subjected to verbal and physical violence at work.
Both depression and rheumatoid arthritis contribute substantially to global disability, and these diseases often co-occur.
The use of technology is also transforming the mental health landscape, with significant implications for clinicians who work with adolescents, in particular.
Despite record numbers of women working in medicine, instances of gender discrimination and sexual harassment continue to proliferate.
Issues that affect employees in all industries are compounded by a unique set of additional concerns that affect employees of medical practices.
For many physicians, working during the holiday season is simply part of the job.
Studies of the use of ketamine for depression revealed that the agent induces a rapid reduction in depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation in most patients.
The European Medicine Agency has reported that there may be an association between long-term lithium use and reports of both renal tumors and thyroid cancer.
Ketamine, originally approved by the FDA in 1970 as an anesthetic, is increasingly being recognized as an option in treatment-resistant depression.
Psychosis, or a psychotic episode, is characterized by a distorted perception of reality that is often exacerbated by hallucinations or delusions.
Drunkorexia is a term referring to limiting food intake prior to alcohol consumption, which may lead to eating disorders in college students.
While technological breakthroughs have had positive effects in the corporate world, they have led to exacerbated physician burnout in the medical field.
Obesity rates are nearly 40% among US adults, but traditional treatment methods are found to contribute to weight stigma, creating a population that’s unhealthier than ever.
Borderline personality disorder, a disorder that is often misunderstood by the general public, also raises questions for psychiatrists.
Mark Zimmerman, MD, discusses controversies related to categorizing severity and identifying optimal treatment of depression.
Although the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the US Preventive Services Task Force recommend screening for depression in the general adult population, including pregnant and postpartum women, evidence for such screening in the perinatal setting is limited.
While there is no single way to design a conducive therapeutic room, mental health professionals can help ensure that clients have a comfortable therapeutic experience by keeping the area a welcoming, cozy, warm, and safe environment for emotionally vulnerable individuals.
Adolescents infected with HIV have a greater risk for psychiatric hospitalizations compared with those not infected with HIV.
Researchers examined evidence suggesting that probiotics may exert antidepressant effects via anti-inflammatory mechanisms.
The most robust predictive risk factor for BD is a confirmed history of the illness in a first-degree relative, which is associated with an 8-fold to 10-fold lifetime risk for BD and a 2-fold to 3-fold lifetime risk for depressive disorder vs the general population.
These results suggest that the nitrates in cured meat are driving the association between cured meat consumption and mania.
As depression is one of the most common psychiatric disorders following acute stroke and can be predictive of poor outcomes, identifying biomarkers to recognize the disorder are imperative for improving the clinical course.
Farris K. Timimi, MD, and Lee Aase from the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network shared their views on the role of social media in physician practice.
Approximately 15% of incarcerated people have serious mental illness, although that number can vary depending on the type of illness.
Rumination is common in individuals experiencing suicide bereavement and is unique compared with the responses to bereavement for other reasons.