Managing first-episode psychosis: An early stage of schizophrenia with distinct treatment needs
The less time that passes between the onset of psychosis and initiation of appropriate treatment, the greater the... More
When it’s time for ‘the talk’: Sexuality and your geriatric patient
A sexual history is an essential part of the comprehensive psychiatric evaluation More
Impaired self-assessment in schizophrenia: Why patients misjudge their cognition and functioning
Observations from caregivers and clinicians seem to have the most validity More
Substance use disorders in adolescents with psychiatric comorbidity: When to screen and how to treat
Consider pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy when treating substance use disorders More
Telepsychiatry: Ready to consider a different kind of practice?
Practitioners, patients, and payers are racing to keep up with a rapidly evolving tool More
Clearing up confusion
Establish the cause, employ a multifactorial approach More
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Evidence-Based Reviews

Kristen N. Gardner, PharmD, and Henry A. Nasrallah, MD
The less time that passes between the onset of psychosis and initiation of appropriate treatment, the greater the patient’s odds of recovery.1 However, relapse prevention is a major clinical challenge because >80% of patients will relapse within... More »
 

Evidence-Based Reviews

Elaine S. Chow, MD, Ana Hategan, MD, James A. Bourgeois, OD, MD
A sexual history is an essential part of the comprehensive psychiatric evaluation... More »
 

Evidence-Based Reviews

Philip D. Harvey, PhD, and Amy Pinkham, PhD
Observations from caregivers and clinicians seem to have the most validity... More »
 
Elaine Chow, MD
Elaine Chow, MD, talks about considering the differential diagnosis of neuropsychiatric disorders when an older patient complains about sexual dysfunction.... More »
 
Joseph F. Goldberg, MD
Joseph F. Goldberg, MD, discusses future treatments targeting the glutamate system,such as ketamine, for treatment-resistant mood disorders.... More »
 

Out of the Pipeline

Out of the Pipeline

Liraglutide (rDNA origin) injection, approved by the FDA in 2010 for managing type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), has a new formulation and indication for treating obesity in adults as an adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical act... More »
 

Cases that Test Your Skills

Kathryn Faloba, MD, Viwek S. Bisen, DO, Anthony M. Tobia, MD, et al
Mr. W, age 26, has a history of alcohol abuse and presents with new-onset altered mental status, weakness, increasing lethargy, and jaundice. How would you manage him?... More »
 

From the Editor

Henry A. Nasrallah, MD
Existence of a gastrointestinal (GI) nervous system, distinct from the CNS that comprises the brain and spinal cord, has been recognized for more than a century1—yet it has been ignored by psychiatry and rarely is included in residency training.... More »
 

Residents’ Voices

Pravesh Sharma, MD
Over the past year, as a part of a treat­ment team, I encountered many dis­charged patients who did not heed their physician’s instructions—be it rehabili­tation advice, follow-up appointments, or adherence to a drug regimen. Consequently, the... More »
 

Pearls

Radhika Bawa, MD, and Steven Lippmann, MD
Anorexia nervosa can affect a number of systems of the body, including the otolaryngologic presentation of autophonia1,2—a rare hyperperception of an abnormally intense hearing of one’s own voice and respiratory sounds.2 The most common cause of ... More »
 

Pearls

Evelyn Mitchell, BS, Robert Vasquez, BS, and Shailesh Jain, MD, MPH, ABDA
Only recently has paternal postpartum depression (PPD) received much attention. Research has shown that maternal PPD is associated with negative outcomes in the child’s cognitive develop­ment and social and marital problems for the parents. Likewi... More »
 

Pearls

Ken Braslow, MD
Ah! the dream of opening private practice! Whether you’re a resident making less than minimum wage or a clinic employee seeing ever more patients, the allure is powerful. But, just because you’re whip-smart in matters of the mind, doesn’t mean ... More »
 

CME

Bipolar disorder is characterized by the cyclical occurrence of elevated (manic or hypomanic) and depressed mood states. The illness, which includes the bipolar I and bipolar II subtypes, exacts a heavy toll in terms of quality of life... More »