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Listen up, doctors: Here’s how to talk to your patients

Introduction It is said that over 80% of diagnoses are made on history alone, a further 5-10% on examination and the remainder on investigation.[1] Whether this adage is true or not may be open to debate but it is clear that history and examination skills remain at the very core of clinical practice. This record […]

What to expect for your first visit with your psychiatrist

By David Goldsmith, M.D., & Arshya Vahabzadeh, M.D. Follow @VahabzadehMD Resident Psychiatrists, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine Your Psychiatrist’s Training A psychiatrist is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose and treat people who are experiencing a wide range of issues, from emotional distress to more severe mental health concerns. […]

epilepsy-and-seizures-neuropsychiatric-implications

May 01, 2014 | Special Reports, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Neuropsychiatry By Marco Mula, MD, PhD Linked Articles Computerized Neurocognitive Tests in Clinical Practice Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: Should We Be Worried? Introduction: Understanding the Links Between Neuroscience and Behavior Management of Psychosis in Parkinson Disease Epilepsy and Seizures: Neuropsychiatric Implications For a long time, the correlation between epilepsy, seizures, and emotions has […]

Recognizing Early Warning Signs of Mental Illnesses

Major mental illnesses such as schizophrenia or bipolardisorder rarely appear “out of the blue.” Most often family, friends, teachers, or individuals themselves recognize that “something is not quite right” about their thinking, feelings, or behavior before one of these illnesses appears in its fullblown form. Being informed about developing symptoms, or early warning signs, can […]

medical causes of psychosis

Differential Diagnosis of Psychotic Symptoms: Medical “Mimics” By Oliver Freudenreich, MD | December 3, 2012 For a pdf of the original article (Psychiatr Times. 2010;27[12]:52-61) and Dr Freudenreich’s bio and financial disclosure, please click here. Crude exogenous organic damage of the most varying kind can produce acute psychotic clinical pictures of a basically uniform kind. […]