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The Carlat Report Goes to APA Part II

By: jives | July 29th , 2019 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

More highlights from the American Psychiatric Association's 2019 meeting in the final installment of this two-part series. Expert interviews with Manpreet Singh on childhood mood disorders and Nikhil Rao on novel medications for sleep. Learn what to do when children get worse on antidepressants, and how to use clonidine for sleep in patients with

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Editor's Choice: An Antidepressant Diet Expert Q&A

By: jives | July 11th , 2019 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

I was a reader of The Carlat Psychiatry Report before I was an editor, and there were two things that led me to subscribe to it: 1) They cover topics that get missed in the psychiatric press, like practical tips and treatments that aren't backed by a promotional budget. 2) They give the big picture and the nitty gritty. Instead of reciting the researc

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Podcast Episode #7: How to Use Amantadine

By: jives | June 24th , 2019 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

Rarely used but often studied, amantadine is a medicine that doesn't fit neatly into any boxes. It's thought to work in OCD, autism, depression, cognition, ADHD, weight loss, sexual dysfunction, and traumatic brain injury. But how good is that research, and when should you use it? Chris Aiken and Kellie Newsome guide you through in this edition.

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Podcast Episode #4: An Antidepressant Diet

By: jives | June 3rd , 2019 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

A healthy diet is associated with an approximately 30% reduction in the risk for depression and a 40% improvement in cognition. That’s after controlling for education, income, other health behaviors, and body weight. This podcast discusses a recent interview with Felice Jacka, MD, Professor at Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, Australia. She i

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Lifestyle Interventions for Treatment-Resistant Depression

By: jives | July 6th , 2018 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

Treatment resistant depression (TRD) is not untreatable. The challenge is to keep hope alive and the patient engaged in their recovery, writes Editor-in-chief Chris Aiken in the July/August issue of The Carlat Psychiatry Report. In addition to using antidepressants as part of treatment, Dr. Aiken says you should recommend the following patient lifestyle

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