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Using the Life Wheel to Teach Self-Advocacy

This is the second article from on teaching clients self-advocacy. The first, Self-Advocacy Supports Long-Term Recovery can be seen here. Different systems with different types of professionals have historically differed on their approaches. Critics have seen social workers and mental health counselors as...
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The War on Psychiatric Diagnosis

One of the first psychotic patients I treated during my residency was a middle-aged man who was burrowing through the wall of his room. Yes, I mean “burrowing,” as in using his bleeding hands, fists and finger nails to tear through the flimsy plaster and...
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Carlat Psychiatry Report

Cognitive Deficits in Schizophrenia

Lately, you’ve probably seen a lot of articles in the journals (not to mention in the journal ads) about targeting cognition in schizophrenia. Latuda (lurasidone), the latest FDA approved antipsychotic, is being talked up to have “pro-cognitive” effects—whatever that means. (See accompanying article by...
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Antipsychotics

Research Updates in Psychiatry

PSYCHOTHERAPY IPT for Patients with Early Trauma Histories? We know that psychotherapy is generally effective for depression, but we don’t really know which depressed patients will respond better than others. In a recent study, 124 depressed inpatients were randomly assigned to antidepressant medication, plus...
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Antidepressants

Research Updates in Psychiatry

DEPRESSION Long-Term Exercise May Extend Remission in Depression Regular exercise can extend remission from major depression, regardless of whether remission was initially achieved through exercise or medication, a new study suggests. Researchers conducted a one-year follow up on participants of the SMILE II study...
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Antidepressants

Research Updates in Psychiatry

SCHIZOPHRENIA Atypicals No Better Than Typicals in Depression with Schizophrenia Second generation antipsychotics have developed a reputation for being more effective for treating a number of the symptoms of schizophrenia than their first generation counterparts, even if research doesn’t always back up this claim....
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