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Suvorexant prevents delirium [60 Sec Psych]

September 19, 2020 | Podcasts

We often worry about sleep meds in the medically ill, and there’s plenty of cause to: falls, respiratory suppression, and confusion. On the other hand, sleep disruption is a major risk factor for delirium, and there’s growing evidence that some sleep meds – ramelteon, melatonin, but not the benzos or z-hypnotics -  can prevent this sequale of s

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Morgellons: A Tiny Bug or a Big Delusion?

September 16, 2020 | Podcasts

If you haven’t seen a patient with Morgellons yet, it’s a good guess that you soon will. Patients with this syndrome experience crawling, biting, and stinging sensations in the skin. Published On: 9/16/2020 Duration: 8 minutes, 4 seconds Transcript: If you haven’t seen a patient with Morgellons yet, it’s a good guess that you soon will.

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How to Talk to Patients with Delusions

September 14, 2020 | Podcasts

Do antipsychotics treat all psychoses? And how do you talk to patients when they don’t work? Psychiatrist Michael Posternak shares his top tips. Plus: What the “Beads Task” tells us about the psychological underpinnings of delusional disorder. Published On: 9/13/2020 Duration: 15 minutes, 47 seconds Partial Transcript: Kellie: The one thin

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