In this post we compare serotonin syndrome and neuroleptic syndrome to aid clinicians in differentiating these two debilitating conditions.
In this post I review the diagnosis and management of catatonia and emphasize the importance of considering this diagnosis in patients who are awake but unresponsive.
Let’s first define some important terms. Agitation is defined as Read More …
In this post we define delirium and provide a basic review of the screening, diagnosis, and management of this common medical disorder.
A brief review of medications requiring blood level monitoring including therapeutic levels and frequency of monitoring.
In this post I highlight important concepts to consider when prescribing psychiatric medications in patients with infectious diseases.
In this post we review the basic principles of traumatic brain injury and important considerations for prescribing medications.
One of the most difficult aspects of using psychiatric medication Read More …
Table of Contents What is Dementia? Dementia, or neurocognitive disorder, Read More …
In this post, we define Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (formerly psychosomatic medicine) and provide some tips for creating an efficient inpatient psychiatric consultation service.
A case study of a 46 year old male with recent diagnosis of COVID-19 who presented to my private practice in a manic state.
Psychiatric patients commonly have comorbid medical problems that may affect response and tolerability to psychiatric medications. Here we provide some important concepts to remember when prescribing psychiatric medications in patients with liver disease.
A review of the QT interval and Psychiatric medications with highest and lowest risk of prolonging the QT interval.