Dr. Strakowski shares tips on diagnosing bipolar disorder, in addition to insight on treatment strategies such as maintaining a regular schedule, mood charting, cognitive behavioral therapy, and medication.
Prescribing two antipsychotics to a single patient is a common practice in clinical settings. Increasingly, we are being scolded for this practice. If possible, stick with a single antipsychotic. But if the situation seems to call for polypharmacy, here are some factors to guide your decision-making.
On October 1, 2015, you had to start using ICD-10 codes for reporting diagnoses in order to get paid by insurance companies. But what does ICD-10 mean, how does it relate to DSM-5, and what does a practicing clinician need to know about it?
Dr. Aiken is the Editor in Chief of The Carlat Psychiatry Report; director of the Mood Treatment Center in North Carolina, where he maintains a private practice combining medication and therapy along with evidence-based complementary and alternative treatments; and Assistant Professor NYU Langone Department of Psychiatry. He has worked as a research assistant at the NIMH and a sub-investigator on clinical trials, and conducts research on a shoestring budget out of his private practice. Follow him on Twitter and find him on LinkedIn.