In 2012, psychiatrists at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital discovered a novel antidepressant. It seemed to improve depression and cognition without causing any significant side effects. There was only one problem. The ingredients were practically free, and there was no way that was going to sell.
When depression gets worse on an antidepressant, it doesn’t necessarily mean the patient has bipolar disorder or that […]
Swapnil Gupta shares when and how to come off psychiatric medications in this podcast. Plus, tips on cross-tapering antidepressants, and the word of the day: Ephedra.
Behavioral activation is a simple yet powerful tool for depression, especially if you are adding in psychotherapy during a medication visit. This podcast gives therapists and psychiatrists some background on the therapy
A look at the top 10 practice-changing highlights in psychiatry from the 2020 Carlat Report. Tardive dyskinesia, inflammation, […]
What happens when research goes wrong? Fabrication, fraud, and plagiarism can condemn a scientific article to retraction. The problem has been on the rise since 2000, and we get to the bottom of it with Ivan Oransky, cofounder of RetractionWach.com.
Get your certification in psychotherapy for mood disorders through this live, online two-day course, Dec 15-16, 2020.
(1/2015) The question, and the bottom line Does lithium increase the risk of having a seizure? In medical […]
(1/2015) MDQ: Mood Disorders Questionnaire BSDS: Bipolar Spectrum Diagnostic Scale HCL-32: Hypomania Checklist, 32-item What’s the best screening […]
In case you needed to see it and can’t find it in your own Prescribing Information (it’s a […]
Can you trust what you see here? My name is Jim Phelps. I’m a psychiatrist. I specialize in complex […]
As you’ve probably experienced, interviewing patients is fun and also anxiety producing. If all you had to do […]
You’ll see in this rotation that psychotherapy is an extremely important treatment option for nearly everything we handle. […]
How lithium improves outcomes in primary care For treatment of depression, primary care providers using the Texas Medical […]
There’s a better screening test than than MDQ that avoids the mess below. But if you’re using the […]
First, before treatment actually starts, you and your doctor must be sure that you don’t have thyroid changes […]
(updated 2014) Medication information:Amazingly detailed information on any medication, by any name you know, or you can search. […]
There is a fantastic web resource for this at Boston University’s Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation : Their overview of the ADA […]