Psychiatrist Shawn Christopher Shea shares his top tips on engaging patients in their medication treatment. Dr. Shea has been fine tuning the art of doctor-patient communications for over 30 years through best-selling texts on psychiatric interviewing and suicide assessment. His latest book, The Medication Interest Model, presents a unique model for talking...
Dealing with potentially violent patients is daunting, but we can play an effective role in assessing and reducing violence risk. This post from The Carlat Psychiatry Report links to some key resources.Risk Assessment Tools Classification of Violence Risk (COVR): available at www.parinc.com Historical, Clinical, Risk Management (HCR-20): available at www.parinc.com Psychopathy...
There are some ways to help you assess the type of anxiety that leads to inattention. Consider the following tips, which we’ve excerpted from an article from The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report newsletter:Catalog. Work with the child to develop a list of activities in which the child is calm and...
Follow our editor-in-chief Chris Aiken as he brings you practice-changing highlights from the American Psychiatric Association's 2019 meeting. Featuring an interview with Mark Rappaport on inflammation and depression. Learn about a biomarker that predicts antidepressant response, pharmacologic approaches cannabis and opioid abuse, and safe prescribing of omega-3 fatty acids. Part...
Josh Feder, MD
Child and family psychiatrist, Solana Beach, CA, Editor-in-Chief of the Carlat Child Psychiatry Report
Dr. Feder has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
What do you do when your teen patient declines an offer of medication yet the parents insist on it? How about if the teen is coming to you for medication and the parents are opposed to the idea?
Howard Schubiner, MD
Director of the Mind Body Medicine Program at Providence Hospital, Southfield, MI.
Coauthor of the book Unlearn Your Pain: A 28-Day Process to Reprogram Your Brain.
Dr. Schubiner has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
All pain is real. It’s just a question of whether that pain is being triggered by a physical injury or by something else. Studies show that emotional injury activates the same areas of the brain as does physical injury.
Remko van Lutterveld, PhD
Senior Research Scientist, Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts
Dr. van Lutterveld has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Neurofeedback is a type of biofeedback that uses an EEG to provide feedback to patients. While hooked up to an EEG, patients are shown different images through various forms of media, including video and other tools.
Kevin M. Gray, MD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Dr. Gray has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
A large focus of my career has been on doing National Institutes of Health–sponsored research into better understanding substance use disorders in young people. So, that would include adolescents and young adults.
Daniel Carlat, MD
Editor-in-Chief, The Carlat Psychiatry Report
For this month’s issue, I asked two experts in family and couples therapy to remind us of how crucial it is to communicate with family members of patients. In the rush of a clinical day, it’s often easiest to simply deal with whomever shows up to the appointment—typically just the patient.