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Three Approaches to Autism Intervention

October 25, 2021 | Podcasts

We break down three main autism intervention approaches, and provide you with information that will help you improve on your abilities to recognize which particular autism intervention might be best for a specific patient. [wcm_nonmember]CME: Podcast CME Post-Tests are available...


Can Antipsychotics Worsen OCD?

October 11, 2021 | Podcasts

An interview with Michael Poyurovsky, MD, on the paradoxical effects of antipsychotics in OCD and the many ways that OCD symptoms show up in schizophrenia. Published On: 10/11/2021 Duration: 18 minutes, 3 seconds Related Article: "Can Antipsychotics Worsen OCD?", The...


A Genetic Test that Didn't Fail

October 4, 2021 | Podcasts

Genetic testing is all the rage in psychiatry, but the test that might work best is the one that no one is talking about. Published On: 10/04/2021 Duration: 15 minutes, 29 seconds Related Article: "Genetic Testing in Depression," The Carlat...


Serotonin Syndrome versus NMS

September 30, 2021 | Podcasts

Both Serotonin Syndrome and NMS often present with muscle rigidity, hyperthermia, and altered mental status. Here's how to diagnose and treat them. Published On: 8/16/2021 Duration: 24 minutes, 26 seconds Related Article: "Serotonin Syndrome Versus NMS," The Carlat Hospital Psychiatry...


The Spiritual Origins of Ketamine

September 20, 2021 | Podcasts

Is ketamine a glutamate antagonist or a spiritual kindler? Ketamine has two origin stories, each with its own understanding of how it treats depression. One came from the East, and one from the West, and after the Iron Curtain came...


When Psilocybin was a Psych Med

September 13, 2021 | Podcasts

 Phase III clinical trials are beginning to roll out for psychedelic medications like like psilocybin and MDMA – also known as magic mushrooms and ecstasy. But this is not the first time these drugs have been used to treat...


Borderline, Bipolar, and Overdiagnosis

September 6, 2021 | Podcasts

Experts in borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder reach a consensus about the mercurial temperament that underlies borderline personality. The DSM Committee restores a diagnostic code to recognizes those with a “clean bill of mental health,” and the word of...


How to Use Nortriptyline

August 30, 2021 | Podcasts

Nortriptyline + lithium is one of the top combos for keeping patients well after ECT, and in this episode we walk you through how to prescribe it, including side effects, dosing, drug levels, and drug interactions. Then, the word of...