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May 2005 News and Blog Posts (7)

Multi-Modal Integrated Treatment for Youth With Bipolar Disorder

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - Given the hectic pace of clinical practice, it is difficult to keep up with the research on pediatric bipolar disorder (PBD). This is particularly true in the area of pharmacological management. An effective, evidence-based algorithm for the pharmacological treatment of PBD will offer support for clinical decision making. For example, a single mood stabilizer has been shown to be ineffective in more than 50% of cases (DelBello et al., 2002; Kafantaris et al., 2001a,… Continue

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Psychiatric Reporter: Insomnia and Its Risks: Causes, Consequences and Treatment

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - To earn Category 1 credit, read the article, "Insomnia and Its Risks: Causes, Consequences and Treatment" a supplement to Psychiatric Times, May 2005. Please note: Credit available to those who received a print copy of this supplement. Supplement/article is not available on-line.



Then, use our new CME Lifelong Learning Site to get instant credit with these simple steps:



1. Click "Please Sign In for this Activity" at the bottom of the page and either… Continue

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Assessing Juveniles Who Commit Murder

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - In their evaluations of 18 males in Texas condemned to death for homicides committed before their 18th birthdays, Dorothy Otnow Lewis, M.D., and colleagues relied on neuropsychiatric, neuropsychological, and educational examinations and assessments (J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 2004; 32(4):408-429).



"The psychiatric evaluation was based on a modified form of the Bellevue Adolescent Interview Schedule and the Dissociative Disorders Interview Schedule [DDIS]," Lewis… Continue

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A Complicated Process: Diagnosing and Treating Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - Educational Objectives:



Upon completion of this educational activity, the reader will be familiar with:



* Diagnostic criteria of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and partial eating disorder syndromes.

* Other psychiatric disorders that are comorbid with AN and BN.

* Pharmacological and behavioral treatments for AN and BN.



Who will benefit from reading this article?



Psychiatrists, primary care physicians, neurologists,… Continue

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Psychopharmacology of Autism Spectrum Disorders

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - Autism is a pervasive neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by difficulties in social interaction and language and communication, as well as the expression of restricted, repetitive behavior. Prevalence rates of autism have increased significantly, with some estimates in the range of one in 500 individuals affected. Although autism is highly heritable (as high as 90% concordance rate for monozygotic twins), the phenotype is quite variable. Moreover, a large number of… Continue

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Update on Diagnosis and Treatment of Alzheimer Disease

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - Alzheimer disease (AD) affects between 6% and 8% of Americans older than 65 years. As the population of older adults increases, the number of persons with AD is expected to rise from 4.5 million in 2000 to 13.2 million by 2050.1 This disease is important not only because of the number of patients affected but also because it leads to significant physical and emotional burdens on families and caregivers.



The cause of AD remains unclear, although progress… Continue

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Shedding Light on the 'Black Box': Treating Pediatric Depression

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, after careful deliberation, concluded that antidepressants convey a 1.8-fold increased risk for suicidal ideation or suicide attempt in patients treated with antidepressants. In response, the FDA mandated that all manufacturers of antidepressants place a "black box" warning about this risk to accompany each prescription of an antidepressant. The increased concern about suicidality and antidepressants in the pediatric age group leads… Continue

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