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
Can social media help mental health practitioners prevent suicides?
Anecdotal evidence suggests that analyzing Facebook posts can lead to earlier intervention More
Prescriber’s guide to using 3 new antidepressants: Vilazodone, levomilnacipran, vortioxetine
How do they work? What makes them different? And which patients might benefit most from taking them? More
Do glutamatergic drugs have a role in treating depression?
Mrs. S, age 46, has been struggling to manage depression for 7 years. She completed adequate trials of several... More
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Evidence-Based Reviews

Y. Pritham Raj, MD
Establish the cause, employ a multifactorial approach... More »
 

Evidence-Based Reviews

Vasanth Kattalai Kailasam, MD, and Erin Samuels, MD
Anecdotal evidence suggests that analyzing Facebook posts can lead to earlier intervention... More »
 

Evidence-Based Reviews

Ahmed Z. Elmaadawi, MD, Narendra Singh, MD, Jagadeesh Reddy, MD, MPH, et al
How do they work? What makes them different? And which patients might benefit most from taking them?... More »
 
Rebecca A. Kornbluh, MD, MPH
Rebecca A. Kornbluh, MD, MPH, talks about how you can use telepsychiatry in yourpractice.... More »
 
Y. Pritham Raj, MD
Y. Pritham Raj, MD, describes how to assess cognitive changes in your patient.... More »
 

Out of the Pipeline

Out of the Pipeline

Lisdexamfetamine, approved by the FDA in 2007 for attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), has a new indication: binge eating disorder (BED) (Table 1). BED is characterized by recurrent episodes of consuming a large amount of food in a short... More »
 

Cases that Test Your Skills

Shephali Sharma, MD, and Julie Alonso-Katzowitz, MD
Ms. A, age 13, is admitted for acute-onset amnesia. She has been treated for intractable seizures for 5 months. What could be causing her amnesia?... More »
 

From the Editor

Henry A. Nasrallah, MD
According to the World Health Organization, depression is one of the most prevalent serious brain disorders and the No. 1 cause of dis­ability in the world. Preventing or reducing the incidence and preva­lence of depression is therefore a major pub... More »
 

Malpractice Rx

Christopher P. Marett, MD, MPH, andDouglas Mossman, MD
Dear Dr. Mossman, At the hospital where I serve as the psychi­atric consultant, a medical team asked me to evaluate a patient’s capacity to designate a new power of attorney (POA) for health care. The patient’s relatives want the change becaus... More »
 

Residents’ Voices

Ernest A. Graypel, MD, MHA
The real estate business embraces the concept of ownership using the term “bundle of rights.” Real estate agents view full, unaffected ownership of a real property as complete (ie, undivided) and, when ownership is shared, talk about percentages ... More »
 

Pearls

Amandeep Singh Bains, MD, Anoop Narahari, MD, Shama Panjwani, MD, et al
In some patients, symptoms of depres­sion, psychosis, delirium, or dementia exist concomitantly with, or as a result of, an abnormal (elevated or low) serum cal­cium concentration that has been precipi­tated by an unrecognized endocrinopathy. The ... More »
 

Pearls

Joseph H. Obegi, PsyD, Jeffrey M. Rankin, DMH, et al
Suicidologists and legal experts implore clinicians to document their suicide risk assessments (SRAs) thoroughly. It’s difficult, however, to find practical guid­ance on how to write a clinically sound, legally defensible SRA. The crux of every ... More »
 

Pearls

Shailesh Jain, MD, MPH, ABDA
School shootings engender the deepest of public concern. They violate strongly held cross-culture beliefs about the sanctity of childhood and the obligation to protect children from harm. Prevention and intervention approaches to school shootings h... 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 »