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Antidepressants in Bipolar [60 Sec Psych]

May 28th , 2020 | Podcast| 0 Comment

Do they help? Do they harm? And can mood stabilizers protect patients who take them? A review of Bahji A, Ermacora D, Stephenson C, Hawken ER, Vazquez G. Comparative efficacy and tolerability of pharmacological treatments for the treatment of acute bipolar depression: A systematic review and network meta-analysis. J Affect Disord. 2020;269:154‐184.


Research Theme Park: Foodland

May 25th , 2020 | Podcast| 0 Comment

Blueberries, walnuts, tea, salt, and the Mediterranean diet are featured in this playful but practical stroll through the latest research on food and the brain. Published On: 5/25/20 Duration: 10 minutes, 1 seconds Diet for Depression: Vegetables (5 servings per day), fruits (2–3 per day), wholegrain cereals (3 per day), protein (lean me


Ketamine and Obesity [60 Sec Psych]

May 20th , 2020 | Podcast| 0 Comment

Obesity is rarely a harbinger of recovery with antidepressant therapy, but at least 3 treatments may be exceptions to that rule. A review of Freeman MP, Hock RS, Papakostas GI, et al. Body Mass Index as a Moderator of Treatment Response to Ketamine for Major Depressive Disorder. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2020;40(3):287‐292. [Link] Published On: 5


How Effective is Esketamine [60 Sec Psych]

May 16th , 2020 | Podcast| 3 Comment

It's been a year since esketamine's (Spravato) debut for treatment resistant depression, and the numbers are in: to treat and to harm. A review of Citrome L, DiBernardo A, Singh J. 144 Esketamine Nasal Spray for Management of Treatment-Resistant Depression: Number Needed to Treat, Number Needed to Harm, Likelihood to be Helped/Harmed. CNS Spectr. 2020;2


10 Facts About Physician Suicide and Mental Health [60 Sec Psych]

May 15th , 2020 | Podcast| 0 Comment

This is a short episode with a link to these points from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in the description. Please share it far and wide with your colleagues. Published On: 5/15/20 Resource Referenced: 10 Facts About Physician Suicide and Mental Health, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention from the American Foundation for Suic


Cognitive Rehabilitation for Youth With Psychotic Disorders

May 14th , 2020 | Podcast| 2 Comment

Psychotic disorders in children and adolescents include a range of neuropsychiatric problems related to the multitude of underlying neurophysiological differences and the problems created by these differences. Chief among these are cognitive impacts. This interview helps outline and give guidance for managing these cognitive problems related to both


What Cocaine Tells Us About Depression [60 Sec Psych]

May 13th , 2020 | Podcast| 0 Comment

Depressed patients who've used cocaine in the past might be more likely to develop bipolar disorder. A review of de Azevedo Cardoso T, Jansen K, Mondin TC, et al. Lifetime cocaine use is a potential predictor for conversion from major depressive disorder to bipolar disorder: a prospective study. Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2020;10.1111/pcn.13012. [Lin


Does Cognition Improve When You Treat Sleep Apnea? [60 Sec Psych]

May 9th , 2020 | Podcast| 2 Comment

Introducing 60 Second Psych, a series of super short episodes presenting bottom line assessments of useful studies in psychiatry. Before you tell your patient how good they're going to feel once they get that sleep apnea treated, check out this review of Wang ML, Wang C, Tuo M, et al. Cognitive Effects of Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Meta-An


Telepsych on a Budget

May 5th , 2020 | Podcast| 0 Comment

How to connect to clients in the digital world, featuring an interview with Dr. Peter Yellowlees, author of the APA textbook on telepsychiatry. Plus the word of the day: Synaesthesia. Date Published: 5/4/20 Duration: 15 minutes, 36 seconds Article Referenced: "Telepsychiatry: From Crisis to Opportunity," The Carlat Psychiatry Report, May


A New Kind of Serotonin Med

April 27th , 2020 | Podcast| 3 Comment

There's a new crop of psych meds that work through serotonin receptors, but not in the way you'd expect. They range from antipsychotics like lumateperone (Caplyta) to novel therapies for depression and anxiety like psilocybin and MDMA, as well as a few familiar meds like mirtazapine, trazodone, and quetiapine. Learn how the 5HT-2A receptor strings