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How to Use a Lightbox

July 26, 2021 | Podcasts

Guide your patients to light therapy with this tutorial, including how to select a device, what time to use it, and how to position the box. Published On: 7/26/2021 Duration: 12 minutes, 54 seconds Related Articles: "Dark and Light Therapy,"...


Nine New Findings with Mirtazapine

July 19, 2021 | Podcasts

Research updates on mirtazapine in anxiety, insomnia, methamphetamine abuse, and controversial news about the abuse potential of this antidepressant. Also new side effects and withdrawal symptoms discovered. Published On: 7/19/21 Duration: 16 minutes, 28 seconds Related Article: "Two Negative Studies of Mirtazapine and...


A Therapy to Prevent Depression

July 12, 2021 | Podcasts

Antidepressants get people better from depression, but what keeps them better? In this episode, Dr. Giovanni Fava suggests we may need to stop trying to stamp-out pathology and start finding ways to enhance well-being as patients recover. Published On: 7/12/2021...


The Bright Side of the Serotonin Gene

July 5, 2021 | Podcasts

We interview Vladimir Maletic about the serotonin transporter gene (SERT). It’s supposed to make people more vulnerable to depression, but there’s a bright side to this gene that rarely gets attention. We talk about the strengths it confers, and whether...


The Rediscovery of Disulfiram

June 28, 2021 | Podcasts

New analyses rank disulfiram (Antabuse) among the most effective medications for alcohol use disorders. But why is it so underutilized? In this podcast we explore the history of this therapy – the oldest medication that is still in use in...


Viloxazine (Qelbree): A Faster Strattera?

June 20, 2021 | Podcasts

On April 2, 2021, viloxazine, brand name Qelbree, received FDA approval for the treatment of ADHD in children and adolescents ages 6-17 years old. The latest issue of The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report includes a News of Note covering this newly approved...


The Memory App

June 14, 2021 | Podcasts

THINC-it is a new app that can help you track and measure your patient’s cognition. This episode includes a special patient edition from the Pocket Psychiatrist that walks patients through the app and offers tips to keep them motivated while...


Pharmacogenetics: Not Quite Ready for Prime Time?

June 7, 2021 | Podcasts

Clinicians are inundated with ads for genetic testing, but is genetic testing currently helpful for informing clinical care? The latest issue of The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report includes an interview with Dr. Aaron Besterman, who’s an adult and child & adolescent...


Bipolar, Barbiturates, and Punk Rock

May 31, 2021 | Podcasts

Brian Wilson, Lou Reed, and Ian Curtis all created new music genres, and each of them is reputed to have had bipolar disorder. We look at the evidence behind that, and learn a few things about psychiatry and creativity along...


How COVID Affects the Brain

May 24, 2021 | Podcasts

The psychiatric syndromes caused by COVID infection may look like commonplace DSM-5 disorders, but the cause and treatment may be different. Reference: Boldrini M, Canoll PD, Klein RS. How COVID-19 Affects the Brain. JAMA Psychiatry. 2021 Mar 26. Published On: 5/24/2021...