We update the research on antidepressants in bipolar disorder, and 18 experts weigh in on how they use these medications in bipolar II disorder in this podcast.
In this podcast we look at three ways that the body influences the brain – through neurohormones, inflammation, and metabolic health. Dr. Rodrigo Mansur delves into that last one in our expert interview, and we end with a new app – Thinc-IT – that measures cognition in patients.
Around 50 controlled trials have tested benzodiazepines in depression, and the results are surprising. In this episode we look at the controversies surrounding this research and what it means for practice.
Overdose deaths have been rising during COVID, but simply stopping the drug causes problems of its own. In this podcast, Ashwin Patkar and Richard Weisler discuss how to reduce the risk of opioid deaths in psychiatric patients.
Swapnil Gupta, author of Deprescribing in Psychiatry, shares tips on how to help patients taper off benzodiazepines and psychostimulants in this podcast. She adds a special therapeutic ingredient, but it’s not a medication. Then we digress into one of the oldest medications known to humankind: Opium.
Treatment resistant depression (TRD) is defined as failure of two antidepressants, but most research on TRD was done in patients who only failed one antidepressant.
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 […]