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Contents • Abstract • Introduction • Acute Management of The Agitated Patient • Guidelines for Acute Management of Agitation in the Emergency Setting • Limitations of Current Pharmacologic Treatment Options        • Oral Drug Administration        • Intramuscular Injection        • Excessive Sedation        • Other Adverse Events Associated with Current Acute Treatments for Agitation…
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  Second-Hand Smoke Negatively Affects Mental Health While nicotine from smoking is usually associated with physical health, a new study has shown that inhaling this drug, even from secondhand smoke (SHS), affects one’s mental health. Mark Hamer, PhD, of University College London, and colleagues, observed 5,560 nonsmoking adults (average age=49.8 years) and 2,595 active smokers…
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Contents • Abstract • Introduction • Case Report • Discussion • Conclusion • References   Dr. Aggarwal is senior resident, Dr. Kumar is associate professor, Dr. R.C. Sharma is professor and head, and Dr. D.D. Sharma is assistant professor, all in the Department of Psychiatry at Indira Gandhi Medical College in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India.…
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Contents • Background • Digital Information • Discussion • Counter Measures • Conclusion • References   Dr. Luo is associate clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the University of California in Los Angeles; past president of the American Association for Technology in Psychiatry (AATP) in New York City; and Gores…
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  This interview took place on May 5, 2010 and was conducted by Norman Sussman, MD. Disclosure: Dr. Mrazek has an interest in AssureRx. If you would like to access this interview online, please visit www.primarypsychiatry.com.   Dr. Mrazek is Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology at the Mayo Clinic and a Professor…
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Contents • Abstract • Introduction • Case Report • Follow Up and Re-Challenge on Oral Risperidone • Discussion • Conclusion • References   Dr. Sidhu is staff psychiatrist in Department of Psychiatry at the Community Health Network in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dr. Saggu is Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center in…
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  Dr. Rapport is associate professor of psychiatry and director of the Consultation Liaison Service in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toledo College of Medicine in Ohio. Disclosures: Dr. Rapport reports no affiliation with or financial interest in any organization that may pose a conflict of interest. To the Editor:        …
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  Contents • Zolpidem Alternate Delivery: Edluar and ZolpiMist • Low-Dose Doxepin: Silenor • Commentary • References   Dr. Neubauer is associate director of the Johns Hopkins Sleep Disorders Center and associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. He is also medical director of…
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L-methylfolate Effective in the Treatment of a MDD Pharmacotherapy for major depressive disorder (MDD) includes monotherapy with either a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) or a selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI). SSRI/SNRI combination therapy has also proven to be effective. Recent research has been conducted to determined the efficacy of l-methylfolate, a prescription medical food…
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  Contents • Focus Points • Abstract • Introduction • Potential Obstacles in Measuring Outcome • The Heterogeneity Problem and the Concept of Psychiatric Vital Signs • Acceptability of Outcome Measurement • The Data Aggregation Problem • Web-based Assessment • How Might Outcome Assessment Improve the Care of Depressed Patients? • How to Get Clinicians…
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