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Head pain and psychiatric illness: Applying the biopsychosocial model to care
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Evidence-Based Reviews

Larry Binkovitz, MD, and Paul Thacker, MD
Dysfunction of dopaminergic-frontostriatal neural circuits appears central in ADHD... More »
 

Evidence-Based Reviews

Melissa Tai, PharmD, Michael I. Casher, MD, et al
Minimize misuse through counseling and identifying students at risk... More »
 

Evidence-Based Reviews

R. Scott Johnson, MD, JD, LLM, David P. Graham, MD, MS, et al
New study suggests management recommendations for patients who are drawn to a violent person... More »
 
Amir Ramezani, PhD
Amir Ramezani, PhD, describes clinical tools to use when assessing the type, and cause, of headache.... More »
 
John M. Oldham, MD
John M. Oldham, MD, emphasizes the need for multimodal management of BPD patients, beginning with psychotherapy, adding pharmacotherapy as needed, andallowing for considerable time to produce results.... More »
 

Out of the Pipeline

Out of the Pipeline

Patrice Kubik, Associate Editor, Current Psychiatry
A 3-month paliperidone palmitate (PPM-3) extended-release inject­able suspension was approved by the FDA in May 2015 for preventing relapse among patients with schizophre­nia, under the brand name Invega Trinza (Table 1). Administered 4 times a yea... More »
 

Med/Psych Update

Med/Psych Update

Amir Ramezani, PhD, Robert M. McCarron, DO, Mehrbanoo Lashai, MD, et al
Integrating neurologic, cognitive, and psychological aspects of this condition enhances clinical assessment... More »
 

Cases that Test Your Skills

Apeksha Shah, MBBS, Shivam Dubey, MD, and Piyush Das, MD
Ms. X, age 65, requests to change her antipsychotic to one her insurance covers. Within a few weeks, she experiences involuntary lip smacking and tongue rolling. How would you manage her?... More »
 

From the Editor

Robert M. McCarron, DO
As a physician who specializes in psychiatry, internal medicine, and pain medicine, I work with patients to treat such common disorders as arthritis, back pain, headache, asthma, hepatitis, diabetes, and hypertension.... More »
 

Malpractice Rx

Christopher P. Marett, MD, MPH, and Douglas Mossman, MD
Dear Dr. Mossman, I practice in a state that allows medical mari­juana use. A few of my patients have asked me to help them obtain marijuana for their conditions. How risky would it be to oblige? Submitted by “Dr. J” In recent years, publi... More »
 

Pearls

Harpreet Duggal, MD, FAPA
The mnemonic CUT DOWNTIME, which I have adapted and modi­fied from the book Lean Healthcare Deployment and Sustainability,1 breaks down waste in health care—an activity that adds no value to a service—into 11 major categories (Table). This mnemo... More »
 

Pearls

Mark A. Amdur, MD
The Social Security Administration (SSA) does not provide much guid­ance on the contentious issue of determining payeeship for disability ben­eficiaries. The only description available is stated on the “Physician/medical officer’s statement of ... More »
 

Pearls

William Jangro, DO, and Robin Hanson, DO
Methadone maintenance therapy is widely used for helping patients recover from an opioid use disor­der. When these patients develop an acute medical problem that requires hospital­ization, there often is confusion among providers regarding methadon... 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 »