The Difficult Patient (January)

Date of Issue: 01/01/2022 | Volume: 20 | Number: 1

Issue Links:Learning Objectives | Editorial Information

Dan Buie, MD, provides a psychoanalytic perspective on severe personality disorders. The fundamentals of how and why SAMe may be an option for depressed patients who prefer complementary and alternative therapies. A look at quetiapine for comorbid OCD and bipolar disorder. Tips for navigating complex new billing codes.

In This Issue

Expert Q&A

Working With Severe Personality Disorders

Topics: Borderline Personality Disorder | BPD | Patient relationship | Personality Disorders | Psychoanalysis | Psychodynamic therapy | Psychotherapy

Psychoanalyst Dan Buie, MD, addresses the powerful emotions that can build up – or tear down – the therapeutic relationship when working with severe personality disorders and other “difficult” patients.

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Clinical Update

How to Use SAMe in Clinical Practice

Topics: Alternative treatments | Antidepressant Augmentation | Complimentary Medicine | Natural Medications | natural treatments | Novel drug | SAMe

SAMe is one of the few natural therapies that can hold its own against antidepressants. In this article, learn when and how to use it.

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Clinical Update

The New Billing Codes

Topics: Billing | Practice management | Practice Tools and Tips

Outpatient billing codes recently changed, and we think for the better. Instead of getting paid to write lengthy notes, the new codes reward clinicians for turning their attention where it belongs: On the patient.

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Research Update

Quetiapine in Bipolar With OCD

Topics: Antipsychotics | Bipolar Disorder | Co-occurring disorders | Obsessive Compulsive Disorder | OCD | Quetiapine

OCD and bipolar disorder often occur together, and this randomized controlled trial looks at whether quetiapine can treat this comorbidity.

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CME Post-Test

CME Post-Test - The Difficult Patient, TCPR, January 2022

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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