Parenting, Pregnancy, and Prevention (March)

Date of Issue: 03/01/2019 | Volume: 17 | Number: 3

Issue Links:Learning Objectives | Editorial Information

“To love and work” was how Freud saw the goal of psychiatric treatment. This issue includes articles and interviews focused on how we help our patients by understanding the latest in genetic testing, and how to help them function better as parents to prevent psychiatric disorders in their children.

In This Issue

Article

A Second Look at Genetic Testing

Topics: GeneSight | Genetic Testing | Pharmacology

Genetic tests are marketed with a bold claim: that a handful of genes can predict medication response. AssureRx’s GeneSight is the most popular of these tests, and in 2015 we reviewed the evidence behind its panel. In short, it was lacking, but the company has just released new data that may move it a little closer to the mainstream.

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Expert Q&A

Parenting Strategies for Patients With Mental Illness

Topics: Parenting Strategies | Practice Tools and Tips | Working With Families

“To love and work” was how Freud saw the goal of psychiatric treatment. Mental illness robs people of many meaningful roles, from work to parenting. We spoke with Marie Yap, director of the award-winning Parenting Strategies program, to learn how to help our patients function better as parents and prevent psychiatric disorders in their children.

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Expert Q&A

What Can Our Pregnant Patients Do to Prevent Mental Illness in Their Children?

Topics: Practice Tools and Tips | Pregnancy

During pregnancy, untreated depression significantly increases the risk that the infant will fail to develop adequate levels of cerebral inhibition. That’s a measure of the infant’s ability to filter out irrelevant stimuli, and it’s the first sign that development is not on an optimal track.

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Research Update

Amphetamines Stand Out in ADHD

Topics: ADHD | Amphetamines | Research Update

With so many medications available to treat ADHD, wouldn’t it be nice to know if some are better than others? In this comprehensive meta-analysis, researchers sought to compare the relative efficacy and tolerability of both stimulant and non-stimulant medications for ADHD in children and adults.

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Article

Ask the Editor: Should You Prescribe Lithium to Suicidal Patients?

Topics: Lithium | Pharmacology | Suicidality

It would seem intuitive, then, that withholding lithium, which is toxic in overdose, from a suicidal patient is a safe move. However, intuition doesn’t match up with the evidence here.

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CME Post-Test

CME Post-Test - Parenting, Pregnancy, and Prevention, TCPR, March 2019

Topics: CME Post-Test

The post-test for this issue is available for one year after the publication date to subscribers. By successfully completing the test you will be awarded a certificate for 1 CME credit.

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