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How And When To Come Off Medications

January 27, 2020 | Podcasts

Antipsychotics.  For some, long term use is best, for others, you need to keep it short. In this interview with Nassir Ghaemi we dig into the research to find some answers. Date Published: 1/27/20 Duration: 27 minutes, 1 second Article...


ADHD and Life Expectancy with Russell Barkley, PhD

January 23, 2020 | Podcasts

From a public health standpoint, ADHD is worse than the top five killers in the U.S. combined. Russell Barkley, PhD, is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center (VCUMC), Richmond, VA. His research findings have lit a...


What We Learned in 2019

January 6, 2020 | Podcasts

These are the articles from 2019 that changed our practice. Dark therapy for mania. CBD oil. Genetic testing. An antidepressant diet. Viagra and the brain. Sleep in PTSD. Antidotes for weight gain and nausea. Light therapy for depression. Date Published:...


ADHD and Identity

December 30, 2019 | Podcasts

When a patient is diagnosed with ADHD for the first time in adulthood, they have a lot of baggage to overcome. Years of living with the symptoms has probably shaped their identity, and in part 2 of our interview with...


Cannabis and Kids

December 16, 2019 | Podcasts

Child psychiatrists are grappling with the problem of pervasive use of marijuana in an age where legalization of use for adults has led to even greater use in teens. In this episode, Dr. Feder and Mara go over two recent...


Micronutrients and Mental Health

December 9, 2019 | Podcasts

Vitamins have dozens of positive studies in mental health, but is it better to give one single vitamin or a broad variety? Or should you just stick with a healthy diet? In this interview, Dr. Julia Rucklidge explains the difference,...


Research Theme Park: Anxiety

December 2, 2019 | Podcasts

A ride through recent studies on anxiety, highlighting the playful and the practical. Why anxious people prefer to worry than relax. City parks lift mood, and a bike helmet changes the perception of risk. Anxious triggers are less distracting as...


Hysteroid Dysphoria. Donald Klein's Lost Diagnosis.

November 25, 2019 | Podcasts

Donald Klein was known as the father of psychopharmacology, and when he passed earlier this year he left behind a legacy that remains relevant to practice. We survey his ideas that lasted - panic disorder, atypical depression, antidepressant withdrawal -...


Does Trintellix Treat Generalized Anxiety?

November 11, 2019 | Podcasts

Trintellix looks like a natural fit for anxiety disorders, with a serotonergic mechanism that overlaps with buspirone (5HT1a agonism). But things are not always as they seem in psychiatry. In this second installment of our anxiety series we delve into...


A Scandalous History of Anxiety

November 4, 2019 | Podcasts

Is Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) an anxious temperament, a symptom of another disorder, or a valid disorder on its own? In Part One of our November series on anxiety, we trace the history of GAD from Sigmund Freud to DSM-5. ...