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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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Violence Risk Assessment Tools

By: jives | August 5th , 2019 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

Dealing with potentially violent patients is daunting, but we can play an effective role in assessing and reducing violence risk. This post from The Carlat Psychiatry Report links to some key resources. Risk Assessment Tools Classification of Violence Risk (COVR): available at Historical, Clinical, Risk Management (HCR-20): av

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Helping Children To Tell Us About Their Experience

By: jives | June 22nd , 2019 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

There are some ways to help you assess the type of anxiety that leads to inattention. Consider the following tips, which we’ve excerpted from an article from The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report newsletter: Catalog. Work with the child to develop a list of activities in which the child is calm and or alert and does well, and another list of things th

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The Carlat Report Goes to the APA Part I

By: jives | June 17th , 2019 | Podcast| 0 Comment

Follow our editor-in-chief Chris Aiken as he brings you practice-changing highlights from the American Psychiatric Association's 2019 meeting. Featuring an interview with Mark Rappaport on inflammation and depression. Learn about a biomarker that predicts antidepressant response, pharmacologic approaches cannabis and opioid abuse, and safe prescribi

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