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Tips on Choosing an Antipsychotic for Schizophrenia

By: zdavis | August 26th , 2020 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

Which antipsychotics should we consider selecting as the first-line and second-line treatments, and what should we base this decision on? Dr. Aziz addresses this in a past article from The Carlat Psychiatry Report. Here’s some of his advice: Process: Tolerability instead of efficacy should be considered when selecting a first-line treatment.

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Tips on the Doubts about Ketamine/Esketamine

By: zdavis | August 19th , 2020 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

Ketamine and esketamine have been shown to provide rapid relief of suicidality, however, many lingering doubts have been raised about these medicines. In a previous article from The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Nolan Williams, M.D., discusses the potential negative consequences of ketamine/esketamine treatment. Here are some of Dr. Williams’s tips: It

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Navigating the World of Mental Health Apps

By: zdavis | August 18th , 2020 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 1 Comment

Many mental health apps can be problematic “because most of the apps that are available are poorly designed and lack research support.” Dr. Torous discusses these apps in an article from The Carlat Psychiatry Report. Here is some of his advise: Assessing Mental Health Apps: Privacy. Determine if the app has a privacy policy. Many apps are no

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Pros and Cons of Using TMS for Kids

By: zdavis | August 13th , 2020 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

There’s been some promising research for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), but can it be used for treatment-resistant depression in children and adolescents? Here’s a summary of the pros and cons presented in this 2019 article in The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report.   Pros: It seems to work. An open-label trial of TMS for adolesc

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Research Theme Park: The Mouth-Brain Connection

By: jives | March 2nd , 2020 | Podcast| 0 Comment

Faking a smile drives service workers to drink. The down-side of social skills training. Dental health improves brain health, but straighter teeth do little for self-esteem. And an addictions program doubles their recovery rates with a little help from their dental friends, all in this research round-up on the mouth-brain connection. Date Publish

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Understanding Study Types and Methodology

By: jives | May 23rd , 2019 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

In his article "How To Read a Research Article" from The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Joshua Sonkiss, MD, Medical Director for Fairbanks Community Mental Health Services and Boys and Girls Home of Alaska in Fairbanks, reviewed and explained the different types of study designs. Case reports: Someone writes up an interesting case they’ve seen. Case rep

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