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Quick Take Video - ADHD in Children and Adolescents

By: jives | November 12th , 2018 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

Editor-in-Chief of The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report, Dr. Joshua D. Feder, discusses the latest issue about ADHD in children and adolescents. The issue features an expert interview with Mark Katz, MD. https://youtu.be/BKJW647gggU Become a subscriber here.

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Antipsychotics and Aggressive Children With ADHD

By: jives | July 12th , 2018 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

The TOSCA study focused on children with severe ADHD, who also met criteria for oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) or conduct disorder (CD). These children tend not to do as well with stimulants alone and often end up being prescribed antipsychotics, typically second generation antipsychotics (SGA’s). TOSCA was devised to help clinicians determine wh

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Diagnosing and Treating Borderline Personality Disorder

By: | June 1st , 2017 | The Carlat Psychiatry Report| 0 Comment

By and large, psychiatrists aren’t terribly comfortable when it comes to diagnosing and treating borderline personality disorder (BPD). The clinical picture is challenging, and the stigma attached to the term makes it difficult for patients to hear—in fact, many ­clinicians end up not making the diagnosis at all! But BPD, characterized by DSM-5 as

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Is Topiramate a Silver Bullet for Those Dually Dependent on Alcohol and Nicotine?

By: | May 1st , 2017 | The Carlat Addiction Treatment Report| 0 Comment

Review of: Anthenelli R et al, Alcohol Clin Exp Res 2017;41(1):197–206. Study type: Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial People with alcohol use disorder are often smokers, and it can be very hard for patients to reduce their drinking and smoking simultaneously. In this study, the researchers hypothesized that topiramate, which has

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