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Evaluating Psychosis in Children

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

Psychosis in children is difficult to determine, especially in younger kids who might not understand the concept of psychotic behavior. In more obvious cases, children will come into your office saying that they are hearing voices, or that someone is chasing them. But how do you evaluate a child for psychosis when there aren’t any obvious cues? The an

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How to help your patients quiet their hallucinations

By: jives | March 21st , 2019 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

How can we help our psychotic patients cope with hallucinations that are still bothering them, despite adequate doses of antipsychotic medication? Here are some techniques to try (acknowledgments to Dr. Dost Ongur of McLean Hospital, who had discussed these in a past issue of The Carlat Psychiatry Report). Music. This sometimes helps, but other times

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