Psychiatry Information Center
No difference was observed in risk of overall cancer in patients with bipolar disorder who use lithium, compared with the general population.
For many off-label indications, the prescribed drug is often not supported by strong evidence for the respective indication.
Experiencing the loss of a friend brings a new perspective to working in addiction medicine.
Both PAs and NPs who practice addiction medicine have seen progress made in 2016 to increase practice authority.
A greater understanding of the healthcare issues specific to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community may improve the quality of care.
The challenge associated with assessing for anxiety disorders is that the clinical features of one disorder can closely resemble those of another.
To minimize the risk of abuse and addiction, evidence-based prescribing practices must be used when treating acute and chronic pain with opioids.
Geriatric patients who are not responding well to antidepressants may benefit from a combination of pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy.
Over the last two decades, the prescribing of tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) has decreased due to their unfavorable side-effect profile.
An easy way to remember which antipsychotic medications cause weight loss and which cause weight gain.
Suboxone can curb drug addiction if it is used correctly.
Low dose lithium can bring return absolute neutrophil count (ANC) to normal levels.
Teenagers often give vague answers when asked about sensitive topics like substance abuse or suicide.