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Anxiety Episodes

Air Quality and Mental Health

September 16, 2020 | Podcasts

Air pollution, including particulate matter from forest fires, is a leading cause of health problems globally. It is also linked to psychiatric problems in children and adolescents. We take a closer look at the evidence and clinical implications in this episode. Published On: 9/17/2020 Duration: 14 minutes, 51 seconds Related Article: "Air

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Insight: The Lost Cause in Psychotherapy

August 24, 2020 | Podcasts

Is self-knowledge a good thing, or is it just fuel for self-absorption and depressive rumination? We look through four psychotherapies to learn what makes the difference between meaningful insight and navel gazing. Published On: 8/24/2020 Duration: 19 minutes, 38 seconds Transcript: Dr. Aiken: Welcome to The Carlat Psychiatry Podcast, ke

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What Works for Treatment Resistant Anxiety

August 10, 2020 | Podcasts

Silexan, an extract from Lavender with pharmaceutical properties, is one of only two treatments with a large effect size in generalized anxiety disorder. We rank all the treatments by strength and look to see if any of them can work when the SSRIs do not. Published On: 8/10/2020 Duration: 26 minutes, 2 seconds Transcript: How well do ps

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I Feel Better Naked [60 Sec Psych]

July 11, 2020 | Podcasts

Whether gardening outdoors or hiking in the woods, getting back to nature is generally good for mental health. But what about just getting naked? Today we report on the first randomized controlled trial of naked activity on body-image anxiety. [Link] Published On: 7/11/20 Duration: 1 minute, 31 seconds Transcript: Whether gardening outdo

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3 Signs of Deviant Benzo Prescribing [60 Sec Psych]

June 20, 2020 | Podcasts

A group of French psychiatrists released two papers this month that looked into how often physicians prescribe benzodiazepines and hypnotics in ways that deviate from the guidelines. The result: 20-30% of these prescriptions deviated, and the rate was even higher in chronic medical and psychiatric disorders: 45-68%. But what I found most useful in the

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Which to Treat First: Depression or Anxiety? [60 Sec Psych]

June 19, 2020 | Podcasts

This month Dr. Jan Spiker and colleagues from Amserdam published an editorial on how to approach comorbid depression and anxiety. They base their suggestions on two recent meta-analyses that found comorbid symptoms decreased when the more clinically significant disorder was treated. Spijker J, Muntingh A, Batelaan N. Advice for Clinicians on How to T

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