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Why aren't there any celebrity psychiatrists?

When I was in Los Angeles recently, there was a headline article in the Health Section of the June 14 Los Angeles Times entitled “… Continue

Posted on July 6, 2010 at 6:07am

Black Boxes, Xboxes, and Other Current Concerns

The articles in this Special Report, although far from comprehensive, address an intriguing sample of the many key topics in child and adolescent psychiatry today. The discussion of the black-box warning applied to SSRIs is a good place to start. We are all trying to practice evidenced-based medicine and yet defining risk/benefit, even with a common condition such as adolescent depression, is no easy task. Black-box warnings are meant to reduce the risk for an individual patient as the… Continue

Posted on March 17, 2010 at 4:03pm

Antipsychotic Prescribing in Children: What We Know—What We Need to Know

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) -- A pair of recent research articles has cast the public spotlight on treating children and adolescents with antipsychotic medications.1,2 In the first report, a large and broadly representative group of child and adolescent patients, all naive to antipsychotic medications, was followed for approximately 10 weeks after initiating treatment with olanzapine, risperidone, quetiapine, or aripiprazole. The average weight increase ranged from 18.7 pounds (olanzapine) to 9.7… Continue

Posted on December 25, 2009 at 2:25pm

Sexual Addiction: Diagnosis and Treatment

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) -- The diagnostic criteria for sexual addiction are derived from the behaviorally nonspecific criteria for addictive disorder that were presented in Part 1 (Goodman, 1998b), by replacing "behavior" with "sexual behavior" (see Table). A definition of sexual addiction, which facilitates preliminary diagnosis of the disorder, can similarly be derived from the simple definition of addiction.

Accordingly, sexual addiction is defined as a condition in which some form of… Continue

Posted on November 22, 2009 at 1:54pm

Firearms and Mental Illness

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) -- Firearms and Mental Illness

Donna M. Norris, MD and Marilyn Price, MD

Dr Norris is assistant clinical professor and Dr Price is clinical instructor in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in Boston. The authors report no conflicts of interest concerning the subject matter of this article.

The right of American citizens to own, register, and carry firearms has a significant history of federal and/or local… Continue

Posted on November 13, 2009 at 2:26pm

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