Susie Morris, MD.Dr. Morris has no financial relationships with companies related to this material
How effective are antipsychotic agents in reducing agitation in kids? According to this study, they don’t seem all that helpful, at least not in terms of reducing kids’ time in seclusion or restraints. While several confounding factors complicate the authors’ conclusions, try alternative interventions, like behavioral approaches, until we have more definitive data.
Susie Morris, MD, MA. Assistant professor of psychiatry and forensic psychiatrist, UCLA. Los Angeles, CA.
Dr. Morris has no financial relationships with companies related to this material.
Your patient experiences frequent episodes of falling to the floor and shaking for several minutes, but extensive neurologic work-ups find no evidence of epilepsy. Might your patient have psychogenic nonepileptic seizures? Several clues will help you distinguish these from epileptic seizures. We review the evaluation and management of this challenging condition.
Susie Morris, MD.
Assistant professor of psychiatry and forensic psychiatrist, UCLA. Los Angeles, CA.
Dr. Morris has disclosed no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Compulsive water drinking, or psychogenic polydipsia, is surprisingly common on inpatient psychiatric units. We learn how to diagnose and manage this potentially life-threatening condition.