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Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder in Psychiatry

March 10th, 2014
Joel Paris, M.D., has a modest suggestion: make borderline personality disorder an Axis I disorder. Paris is Professor of Psychiatry at McGill University, and recently wrote an excellent book called Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (Guilford Press, 2008). In it, he points out that while ...

Research Updates in Psychiatry for 2010

SUBSTANCE USE Too Much “Screen Time” May Lead to Substance Use The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends keeping daily television viewing to no more than two hours per day, on the basis of research linking excessive TV to behavioral problem, poor body image, and other issues (AAP Policy Statement, Pediatrics 2001;107(2):423– 426). Recently a group of researchers in Kentucky conducted a study to examine whether time spent watching TV or playing video games in elementary school correlates with substance use. Previous studies found a correlation between the amount ...

Expert Interview: Assessing Depression in Adolescents by Nancy Rappaport, MD

Expert Interview Assessing Depression in Adolescents Nancy Rappaport, MDCCPR: Depression in teenagers can present quite differently from both adults and younger kids. Can you help us to understand how to go about diagnosing depression in teens? Dr. Rappaport: I look for functional impairment when diagnosing depression in a teenager. So if I have a kid who has done relatively well in school and suddenly his or her grades are plummeting, that is a big red flag. Or if ...

Expert Interview: Collaborative Problem Solving by Ross Greene, PhD

Expert Interview Collaborative Problem Solving Ross Greene, PhDCCPR: Child psychiatrists have a lot of kids come into our office with problems related to temper tantrums, explosive episodes, etc. You have developed a process for working with these kids. Tell us about it. Dr. Greene: Collaborative Problem Solving views challenging behavior, like temper tantrums, as the result of lagging skills, not necessarily a symptom of a disease. It involves working with a child to get to the root of ...

2010 Research Updates in Psychiatry

Research Updates in PsychiatryADHD What is the Minimum Effective Dose of OROS Methylphenidate for Adolescents? Dosing stimulants is never easy. There are various rules of thumb—for example, 0.5 mg/kg for amphetamine preparations and 1 mg/kg for methylphenidate preparations—but these have not been empirically validated. Ortho- McNeil Janssen funded a recent study designed to define the optimal dose of their medication OROS methylphenidate (Concerta, a controlled release MPH that lasts for 10 to 12 hours) for adolescents. Two hundred and twenty ...



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Social Media Bootcamp For Therapists Webinar Feb 27

Social Media Bootcamp: Attract Self-Pay Clients to Your Private Practice Date: Thursday Feb. 27  5:00 pm MST (4:00 pm PST, 6:00pm CST, 7:00pm EST) Presenter: Julie de Azevedo Hanks, LCSW Attract more self-pay clients to your private practice by effectively and ethically using social media. Over the past 12 years I’ve built a ...

How to Create and Sell Your First E-book (part 2)

In this guest post, counselor and consultant Clinton Power share how to put the finishing touches on your E-book and how to get the word out and sell your book. (Read part 1 how to create your first E-Book) Use a graphic designer to make your E-book stunning If you’re planning on creating a PDF version of ...

 

Recommendations for Relationships Between Psychiatrists & Industry by Paul S. Appelbaum, MD

TCPR: Dr. Appelbaum, you are the chair of a work group of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) that focuses on the relationships between doctors and industry. Can you tell us about that group? Dr. Appelbaum: The Work Group on Relationships Between Psychiatrists and Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Industries is a subgroup created by the Board of Trustees (BOT) that was appointed by then-president Nada Stotland in 2008. There are representatives from the BOT, from the Assembly, from the Ethics Committee of the APA, and from doctors ...

How to Discuss Medications with Parents

How to Discuss Medications with ParentsMaking the decision to put a child on a psychiatric medication is hard enough. The process of discussing this possibility with parents can be even more challenging. Recent statistics showing a 40-fold rise in bipolar diagnosis in those ages 0 to 19 over the last decade, and a significant rise in the prescription of antipsychotics has, rightfully, alarmed many parents (Olfson M et al., J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2010;49(1):13–23; Moreno ...

Working With Children & Families with Lee Combrinck-Graham, MD

Expert Interview Working With Children and Families Lee Combrinck-Graham, MDCCPR: Dr. Combrinck-Graham, tell us about your emphasis on families in treating children. Dr. Combrinck-Graham: Every child has a family. Sometimes families are difficult and sometimes they are nontraditional. But children live in families and most often their families are their greatest resources and the medium by which children can improve. CCPR: So you advocate for having the family be a big part of a child’s therapy. Dr. Combrinck-Graham: Yes. One ...

Working With Children & Families with Lee Combrinck-Graham, MD

Expert Interview Working With Children and Families Lee Combrinck-Graham, MDCCPR: Dr. Combrinck-Graham, tell us about your emphasis on families in treating children. Dr. Combrinck-Graham: Every child has a family. Sometimes families are difficult and sometimes they are nontraditional. But children live in families and most often their families are their greatest resources and the medium by which children can improve. CCPR: So you advocate for having the family be a big part of a child’s therapy. Dr. Combrinck-Graham: Yes. One ...

Psychodynamic Family Work: A Case Vignette

Psychodynamic Family Work: A Case VignetteMany parents are understandably reluctant to begin their children on psychiatric medication, and indeed, in many cases this is inappropriate as a first step. An intervention modeled on the early work of Selma Fraiberg, the Minding the Baby program at Yale Child Study Center, and the practice of parent-infant psychotherapy as described by Daniel Stern, among many others, can be an effective nonmedication strategy for some young children (Fraiberg SH et al., ...

Treating Depressed Adolescents Who Have Attempted Suicide: Results of the TASA Trial

Treating Depressed Adolescents Who Have Attempted Suicide: Results of the TASA TrialHistorically, research into the effectiveness of antidepressants for depressed youths has been unimpressive. In the 1980s, Joaquim Puig-Antich studied the then-popular tricyclic antidepressants and found no evidence to support their effectiveness (Puig-Antich J, Arch Gen Psych 1987;44(1):81–89). To make matters worse for tricyclics, in the 1990s several studies hinted that these meds can cause sudden death in children (Popper CW et al., J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol ...