The Interface of Medicine and Psychiatry

July / August, 2009 | Vol: 7 Issue: 7

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Learning Objective

Learning Objectives, July-August 2009

This CME/CE activity is intended for psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, psychologists and other health care professionals with an interest in the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders.


Tips When Reviewing Labs

It’s easy to order labs—it’s the interpretation that’s difficult. In this article, we’ll review some of the more common labs you are likely to order as psychiatrists and give you some tips on interpreting them, as well as discussing what (if anything) you should do when a lab is abnormal.

Depression and Heart Disease

Having a heart attack is depressing. Systematic reviews have found that depression increases the risk of future development of heart disease by 64% (Wulsin et al., Psychsom Med 2003;65: 201-210). But what do these facts mean in the terms of treatment?

Expert QA

Research Update