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Patients With Bipolar I Willing to Trade More Symptoms for Relief From Side Effects of Oral AP, Survey Shows

October 06, 2019

Article

A recent survey of patients with bipolar I disorder showed the extent to which they are so bothered by side effects to antipsychotic (AP) medications that they will stop taking them, or will trade more symptoms for fewer side effects.

CBD Is Everywhere, but What Does It Mean for Patients?

October 06, 2019

Article

The year 2018 was when cannabidiol (CBD) "jumped the shark," according to a nurse practitioner who works with patients who use it.

Pursuing Perfection in Healthcare to Reduce Suicides to Zero Requires More Than Tweaking

October 06, 2019

Article

The idea that zero suicides are possible must begin with “the radical conviction that ideal healthcare is attainable,” said C. Edward Coffey, MD, affiliate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Exploring the Role of Genetics, Pharmacogenomic Testing in Psychiatric Disorders

October 05, 2019

Article

Genetics are increasingly playing a role in various aspects of healthcare, and mood and psychiatric disorders are no exception.

Properly Diagnosing, Treating Patients With Bipolar Disorder and/or Borderline Personality Disorder

October 05, 2019

Article

A proper diagnosis between bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder have important implications as treatment decisions differ based on the diagnosis

Unraveling the Mysteries of What Causes Agitation in Patients With Dementia

October 05, 2019

Article

Unraveling the possible causes and triggers of agitation in people with dementia is worthy of detective work, according to a recent presentation.

Survey of Patients With Schizophrenia Reports Preferences for a Possible New Treatment

October 05, 2019

Article

The survey results demonstrate an unmet need for new oral antipsychotics with favorable risk-benefit profiles, researchers said.

Old Challenges Meet New Ones When Treating Women With Psychiatric Illness Before or During Pregnancy

October 05, 2019

Article

Clinicians need to keep certain facts about mental illness and unintended pregnancy in mind when treating female patients of reproductive age, said an expert in mental illness, pregnancy, and women's health.

Implementing Evidence-Based Approaches to Reducing Rates of Suicide

October 04, 2019

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As data continues to show increases in the rates of suicide in the United States, healthcare systems are grappling with addressing the issue in an effective and sustainable way.

Addressing Medication Adherence Among Patients With Mood, Psychotic Disorders

October 04, 2019

Article

Medication adherence is critical not only to clinical outcomes, such as preventing readmissions, but also to containing costs, with adverse outcomes as a result of nonadherence often resulting in higher costs for both the patient and the healthcare system. Ensuring adherence can be especially challenging among people with mood and psychotic disorders.