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3 Opioid Myths

February 7, 2022 | Podcasts

The pharmaceutical industry created 3 myths around opioids: “Pain as the fifth vital sign,” the less-than-1% rate of addiction, and the diagnosis of pseudoaddiction. Inside, we look at what is true and what is exaggeration in these claims.


Unusual Medication Effects from 2021

January 3, 2022 | Podcasts

In 2021 we uncovered some paradoxical effects of medications, including meds that can both cause and treat OCD (antipsychotics), depression (benzodiazepines and antidepressants), and cognitive problems (stimulants and anti-dementia medications).


Better Billing, Better Care

December 27, 2021 | Podcasts

DHHS recently unveiled the first major overhaul of its documentation guidelines for the E&M codes often used in outpatient psychiatry. We show you how to make those rules work for your patients.


A New Way to Diagnose Bipolar

December 20, 2021 | Podcasts

Gordon Parker suggests changes to the DSM-5 criteria for bipolar disorder, and unveils a new screening instrument that aims to separate hypomania from normal happiness.


Reading Research: Details Matter

December 17, 2021 | Podcasts

You will hear about and read research your entire career. Headlines report on positive treatment results, and families come in asking about them. So how should we evaluate research, and what makes a study good or flawed?


How to Combat Tardive Dyskinesia with VMAT2 Inhibitors

December 15, 2021 | Podcasts

For years, we have dreaded seeing our patients develop antipsychotic-induced tardive dyskinesia because there was little we could do about these symptoms. Thankfully, we now have new treatments that produce noticeable improvements in tardive dyskinesia.