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A New Way to Talk About Psych Meds

By: jives | September 9th , 2019 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

Psychiatrist Shawn Christopher Shea shares his top tips on engaging patients in their medication treatment. Dr. Shea has been fine tuning the art of doctor-patient communications for over 30 years through best-selling texts on psychiatric interviewing and suicide assessment. His latest book, The Medication Interest Model, presents a unique model f

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Off-Label Use of Medications for PTSD

By: jives | June 30th , 2019 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

In The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report, Elizabeth Tien, MD, a child & adolescent psychiatrist at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, offers off-label advice on prescribing medications for children with PTSD. Below are some general tips, but to get a handy table on which meds to choose and how to dose, please click here. SSRIs Start with ps

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Tips for Good Medication Practice

By: jives | June 28th , 2019 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

The following are some recommendations on good medication practice from child psychiatrist Mark Chenven, MD, who offered his expertise in The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report: Start low, go slow: Most side effects are dose related, so gradual up-titration is simple common sense. This allows for the body’s homeostatic and regulatory mechanisms to resp

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Managing Medications with Adolescents

By: jives | June 20th , 2019 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

Just getting adolescents to even find their medicine or remember to take it is a big challenge, says Jess Shatkin, MD, Professor of Adolescent Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the New York University School of Medicine, and author of “Born to be Wild: Why Teens Take Risks, and How We Can Help Keep Them Safe”. That’s why, in a recent issue of The Carla

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Podcast Episode #5: Ginger Ale and Normal Hallucinations

By: jives | June 10th , 2019 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

Does ginger ale really help nausea? Are hallucinations ever normal? Some of the answers may surprise as we bring you highlights from the June/July double issue of the Carlat Report. Included are practical tips on how to assess spectrum symptoms of mental illnesses, how to intervene in patients at risk for schizophrenia, and dosage and product recomm

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