What stalking victims need to restore their mental and somatic health
Victims’ mood, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress symptoms require prompt care More
Fatigue after depression responds to therapy. What are the next steps?
A sufficient base of evidence is often lacking to guide pharmacotherapy for fatigue More
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
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Evidence-Based Reviews

Stephen Noffsinger, MD
Victims’ mood, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress symptoms require prompt care... More »
 

Evidence-Based Reviews

Zohaib Sohail, MD, and Matthew Macaluso, DO
A sufficient base of evidence is often lacking to guide pharmacotherapy for fatigue... More »
 

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 »
 
Matthew Macaluso, DO
Matthew Macaluso, DO, discusses the keys to treating and managing fatigue that is a symptom of depression.... More »
 
Robert McCarron, DO
Robert McCarron, DO, discusses the value of providing preventive care services formedical illnesses in psychiatric practice.... More »
 

Savvy Psychopharmacology

Danielle L. Bishop, PharmD, BCPP
Ms. H, age 42, was given a diagnosis of bipolar disorder 10 years ago and has been taking carbamazepine, 1,200 mg/d, and olanzapine, 10 mg/d, for the past 2 years. She has not experienced a mood episode while on this regimen, and her car­bamazepine ... More »
 

Cases that Test Your Skills

Daniel J. Rapport, MD, Angele McGrady, PhD, Vipul Mahajan, MBBS, et al
Dr. D, age 33, complains of worsening depression, pain and muscle tension, and suicidal ideation. How would you treat a physician−colleague?... More »
 

From the Editor

Henry A. Nasrallah, MD
Let’s be honest: No one is satisfied with current treatment outcomes in schizophrenia.... More »
 

Malpractice Rx

Annette Reynolds, MD, and Douglas Mossman, MD
Dear Dr. Mossman, Some of my patients e-mail me questions about their prescriptions, test results, treat­ment, appointments, etc. I’m often unsure about the best way to respond. If I use e-mail to communicate with patients, what step(s) should I... More »
 

Pearls

Nathaniel DeYoung, PhD, and Brian Shenal, PhD
Brief cognitive screening is essential for assessing neurocognitive disor­ders. Such screening can give clini­cians a snapshot of patients’ cognitive abilities across a range of disorders and help tailor interventions to yield better outcomes. Ap... 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

Jacob L. Freedman, MD
Psychiatrists often serve as risk-management consultants for our medical colleagues. As part of this role, psychiatrists working with trainees— including resident physicians, medical students, and physician assistant students— have an opportunity... 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 »