The patient is agitated and not interested in answering any questions. He’s begun pacing the room. How would you respond?
First rule out secondary psychosis with appropriate lab tests and imaging studies, as needed. Give an antipsychotic for at least 4 weeks to judge...
At least I can feel better about the 4 cups of coffee I drink every day!
In this second installment of our series, we explore what the evidence tells us about turmeric/curcumin, chamomile, rosemary, coffee, and cocoa....
Pharmacologic and/or psychotherapeutic interventions are effective for most patients. But first, you must rule out organic causes of the patient’s...
Most PTSD cases occur among civilians—not combat veterans. And most sufferers avoid talking about their experiences, making attentiveness to...
This study should put to rest the practice of starting SSRIs in depressed patients with heart failure in an attempt to affect CVD outcomes.
One can only speculate as to why this antidepressant was not effective in this population.
Mood or anxiety concerns, when explored, may reveal associated OCD symptoms. Pharmacotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy have proven...
Patient questionnaires and certain lab tests can help rule out other diagnoses and establish baselines before giving psychotropics. Empiric Tx is...