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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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Assessing Suicide Risk in Children and Adolescents

By: jives | May 7th , 2019 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

When children or adolescents come to your office showing signs of suicidal ideation, it’s necessary to conduct a focused assessment. During an interview in The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report, Cynthia Pfeffer, MD, Professor of psychiatry and director of the Childhood Bereavement Program at Weill Cornell Medicine, White Plains, NY, recommends that th

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