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Keys to Conducting a Family Meeting

May 25, 2019 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog | 16 Comment

Family members can tell you about your patient’s level of functioning, can confirm sleeping and eating schedules, and raise questions about cultural beliefs and values, says Alison Heru, MD, a professor of psychiatry at University of Colorado School of Medicine,...

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Effectiveness of Lithium in Children

May 24, 2019 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog | 6 Comment

Lithium’s effectiveness for mania in children is surprisingly robust. The Collaborative Lithium Trials, which is the largest double-blind placebo-controlled study to date, found lithium to be both effective and well tolerated in patients ages 7-17 with bipolar disorder (Findling et...

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