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I Feel Better Naked [60 Sec Psych]

July 11th , 2020 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog | 0 Comment

Whether gardening outdoors or hiking in the woods, getting back to nature is generally good for mental health. But what about just getting naked? Today we report on the first randomized controlled trial of naked activity on body-image anxiety. [Link] Published On: 7/11/20 Duration: 1 minute, 31 seconds Transcript: Whether gardening outdo

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Melatonin Makes its Debut in Bipolar Disorder [60 Sec Psych]

July 8th , 2020 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog | 0 Comment

It’s tempting to think that melatonin will help in bipolar disorder. As we covered last month, disrupted circadian rhythms are one of the leading causes of bipolar, and blue-light blocking glasses ─ which increase the brain’s own melatonin ─ are effective in mania, and melatonin works in circadian rhythm disorders like jet lag. But in its

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The Mindful Breather: A Patient Guide

July 6th , 2020 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog | 0 Comment

A podcast you can share with your patients. Dr. Greg Sazima walks us through a stress reduction technique that combines mindfulness with abdominal breathing. Dr. Sazima is the author of the upcoming book, Practically Mindful: A Physician’s No-Nonsense Guide to Meditation from Mango Press. Published On: 7/6/2020 Duration: 12 minutes, 2 secon

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The Microbiome in Mood Disorders

July 5th , 2020 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog | 1 Comment

This week we’re podcasting from the International Society for Bipolar Disorders 2020 conference, where we’ve been scouring the virtual halls for all that is practical and newsworthy. The yield is high so tune in for a new episode every day. Today, an up-to-date review of the microbiome in mood disorders. Published On: 7/5/2020 Duration: 6

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Word of the Day: Ultradian Cycling

July 4th , 2020 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog | 1 Comment

Every disorder has its obscure terminology, and the word of the day from the International Bipolar conference is: Ultradian cycling. Published On: 7/4/2020 Duration: 4 minutes, 41 seconds Transcript: Every disorder has its obscure terminology, and the word of the day from the International Bipolar conference is: Ultradian cycling. If you’ve r

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Unexpected Results on Lithium and the Kidneys

July 3rd , 2020 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog | 0 Comment

This week we’re podcasting from the International Society for Bipolar Disorders 2020 conference, where we’ve been scouring the virtual halls for all that is practical and newsworthy. The yield is high so tune in for a new episode every day. Today, a poster presentation from the Mayo Clinic challenges conventional wisdom about whether to stop lithi

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Can therapy work on its own in bipolar II?

July 2nd , 2020 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog | 0 Comment

This week we’re podcasting from the International Society for Bipolar Disorders 2020 conference, where we’ve been scouring the virtual halls for all that is practical and newsworthy. The yield is high so tune in for a new episode every day. Today, unpublished findings on the first solo psychotherapy study in bipolar II. Published On: 7/2/2019

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Celebrex for Bipolar Depression

July 1st , 2020 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog | 0 Comment

This week we’re podcasting from the International Society for Bipolar Disorders 2020 conference, where we’ve been scouring the virtual halls for all that is practical and newsworthy. The yield is high so tune in for a new episode every day. Today, new results on an anti-inflammatory medication in bipolar depression. Published On: 7/1/2020 Durat

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A Diet for Bipolar Disorder

June 30th , 2020 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog | 0 Comment

The first clinical trial of a modified diet for bipolar disorder in this daily dispatch from the International Society for Bipolar Disorders 2020 conference. Published On: 6/30/2020 Duration: 7 minutes, 50 seconds Transcript:  This week we’re podcasting DAILY from the International Society for Bipolar Disorders 2020 conference, where

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Will the Best Atypical Stand Up?

June 29th , 2020 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog | 1 Comment

Daily dispatches from the International Bipolar Disorders Conference. There are four atypical antipsychotics that treat bipolar depression, but which have the best balance of efficacy and tolerability? Published On: 6/29/2020 Duration: 5 minutes, 15 seconds Transcript: Will the Best Atypical Stand Up? This week we’re podcasting from

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