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How Do Psychotherapy and Medication Change the Brain?

Topics: Depressive Disorder | Diagnostic Testing | Free Articles | OCD | Psychotherapy

We know that for many conditions, both medications and psychotherapy work about equally well. Common sense would dictate that there is some final common pathway of neuropsychiatric change underlying the symptomatic improvements we see. But identifying what is happening in a living human brain is extremely tricky. Recently, a number of articles have revi

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How to Discuss Medications with Parents

Topics: Child Psychiatry | Free Articles | Psychopharmacology Tips

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Aggression in Children and Adolescents

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Treating Headaches in Psychiatry

Topics: Free Articles | Natural Medications | Neuroscience in Psychiatry

We know that headaches are common in the general population, but they are particularly common among patients with psychiatric problems. According to one review, (Pompili M et al., J Headache Pain 2009; 10(4):283-290) patients with depression have a 46% lifetime prevalence of migraine, while bipolar patients have a 51% prevalence. Patients with migraines

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Does “California Rocket Fuel” Work?

Topics: Antidepressants | Free Articles

September 2019 update on this topic: When a popular antidepressant combination is discredited, what do we do with it? Dr. Chris Aiken sorts through the possibilities for mirtazapine (Remeron) augmentation, and pulls up a few more myths about this medicine. Listen to the podcast episode below or read full article this episode is based on from the Septemb

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