Natural Treatments in Psychiatry

January, 2012 | Vol: 10 Issue: 1

In this issue

Learning Objective


Deplin: Is it Just Folate by Another Name?

The Carlat Psychiatry Report

Patients are probably asking you about Deplin, or L-methylfolate, a version of folic acid that is being marketed by Pamlab as an adjunctive treatment for depression.

Nuedexta for Pseudobulbar Affect

Nuedexta is a combination of dextromethorphan (DM) and quinidine sulfate. You might reasonably ask why these two agents would have ever been considered as a treatment for PBA.

Expert QA

Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Mood Disorders

Defining CAM is challenging. One of the things that makes it so hard to have a concrete discussion on CAM is that it means different things to different people.

Research Update

Genes Plus Environment in Psychiatry: View Positive Studies Skeptically

Common sense dictates that genetic predispositions probably interact with life stressors to influence our mental health. Plenty of research has been published to evaluate whether this is actually true, but findings have been mixed.

Can Instant Messaging Enhance Treatment Outcomes?

Whether you see your patients quarterly, monthly, or even weekly, you certainly are not with them as much as their cell phones are.