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Research Theme Park: Medland

By: jives | April 20th , 2020 | Podcast| 0 Comment

Lithium takes on the coronavirus. Benzos impair facial recognition. Antipsychotic doses find their maximum, the profile of a lithium responder, and topiramate for compulsive shopping. Published On: 4/21/20 Duration: 13 minutes, 51 seconds Studies Referenced: Garcez H, Fernandes C, Barbosa F, et al. Effects of benzodiazepines administrati

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CDC and the Great Face Mask Dithering

By: jives | April 1st , 2020 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

Daniel Carlat, MD This morning, my COVID news feed is filled with articles about how CDC is considering recommending that everybody wear face masks (eg., "C.D.C. Weighs Advising Everyone to Wear a Mask," New York Times.) It’s about time.  We’ve known that those countries that have required universal masking (like China, South Korea, and Singa

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Telehealth for Inpatient Psychiatry: Strategies in the Age of COVID-19

By: jives | March 26th , 2020 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

Daniel Carlat, MD As I mentioned in my last post on social distancing strategies, these techniques are very difficult on our typically crowded and small inpatient units. The ultimate social distancing technique is to avoid setting foot in the unit, which is where telehealth comes in.  Remote treatment has rapidly become the standard for psychiatr

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