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Probiotics in Psychiatry

Topics: Alternative treatments | C-Reactive Protein | Complementary treatments | CRP | Depression | Depressive Disorder | Exercise | Inflammation | Mind-Gut Connection | Natural Medications | natural treatments | Nutrition | Obesity

TCPR: What is the gut microbiome? Dr. Dinan: It is the collection of microorganisms within the intestine. It functions like a separate organ and is about the same weight as an adult brain. Mainly it’s made up of bacteria, which is where our research has focused, but there are viruses and fungi in there as well. The traditional view was that these org

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Side Effects of Psychotherapy

Topics: Behavior therapy | Behavioral therapy | Behavioral treatment | Brief psychotherapy | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Exercise | Psychotherapy | Therapy during medication appointment | Therapy with Med Management

TCPR: What are side effects to psychotherapy?Dr. Linden: Side effects are adverse reactions to a therapy that is correctly applied. TCPR: Why do you say “correctly” applied?Dr. Linden: When I talk about side effects, I’m not talking about boundary violations or mistakes by the therapist. I’m talking about unwanted events that are caused by the

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Brief Therapy During the Medication Visit

Topics: Behavior therapy | Behavioral therapy | Behavioral treatment | Brief psychotherapy | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Exercise | Psychotherapy | Therapy during medication appointment | Therapy with Med Management

TCPR: How does a brief therapy session differ from the 50-minute hour?Dr. Sudak: What’s different is the scope of what you can tackle in those 25–30 minutes. There’s a greater need to organize the session and make decisions about what you can take on. For example, trauma is a subject that you’d probably defer to a longer session. TCPR: How do y

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Inflammatory Biomarkers in Depression

Topics: Bupropion | C-Reactive Protein | CRP | Depression | Depressive Disorder | Dopamine | Exercise | Inflammation | Laboratory Testing in Psychiatry | Medical Comorbidities | Norepinephrine | Nortriptyline | Nutrition | Obesity | Treatment-Resistant Depression | Wellbutrin

TCPR: What is inflammation? Dr. Miller: Inflammation is the body’s natural response to infection or wounding. It’s important for survival, but if it goes on too long it damages the body in various ways. It contributes to heart disease, cancer, metabolic disorders, and neurodegenerative disorders. Ultimately, it can change set points in the brain th

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Highlights From This Issue

Topics: Bupropion | C-Reactive Protein | CRP | Depression | Depressive Disorder | Dopamine | Exercise | Inflammation | Laboratory Testing in Psychiatry | Medical Comorbidities | Norepinephrine | Nortriptyline | Nutrition | Obesity | Treatment-Resistant Depression | Wellbutrin

Inflammation contributes to treatment resistance in depression and can be measured with a blood test, C-reactive protein (CRP). An elevated CRP predicts a favorable response to certain antidepressants, as well as specific lifestyle interventions. Nuedexta’s expanded use in dementia is based on questionable efficacy, but it is safer than many

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