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.
This review examines the nerurobiological mechanisms, risk factors, conceptual models, clinical challenges and management for individuals with antidepressant associated hypomania. Greater clarity is required regarding underlying biological mechanisms and the best treatment approaches to assist with clinical decision-making.
Since publication of the last full practice guideline and guideline watch on schizophrenia, there have been a multitude of studies on new pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatments for schizophrenia.
This systematic review further explores whether alterations of the HPA axis that are commonly found in patients with major depressive disorder are due to early life stress or whether the alterations are caused by the MDD itself.
The dual pandemics of COVID-19 and racism as public health crises have led to an awakening among non-Black Americans as to how rampant racism is in the field of psychiatry and other mental health disciplines.
Although brain stimulation techniques are not considered first-line treatments, these are often used in treatment-resistant depression, with electroconvulsive therapy representing the established best therapeutic option for treatment-resistant depression.
Personalized medicine “promises to move beyond data regarding the average effectiveness of treatments to identify the best treatment for any individual.” However, personalized medicine for depression necessitates “identifying characteristics of individuals that reliably predict differences in benefits and/or adverse effects of alternative depression treatments, including both biological and psychosocial treatments.”
As an increasing number of patients are seeking professional treatment for attachment disorders, clinicians need to stay up to date on the latest developments to mitigate the far-reaching effects of these conditions.
A substantial body of research points to a multifaceted link between depression and cardiovascular disease, with rates of depression being 3 times higher in patients with coronary artery disease compared to the general population
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.
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.