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The hunt for N-acetylcysteine: Medicine or dietary supplement?
NAC has caught the attention of psychiatrists because of claims that it may be useful in treating OCD, trichotillomania, and excoriation skin...
The accelerating societal entropy undermines mental health
According to the second law of thermodynamics, it is inevitable that entropy will continue to increase over time.
More on varenicline
Murray et al have written a timely, thoughtful, and useful article (“Smoking cessation: Varenicline and the risk of neuropsychiatric adverse...
Generalized anxiety disorder: 8 studies of psychosocial interventions
F or patients with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), the intensity, duration, and frequency of an individual’s anxiety and worry are out of...
Postop analgesia in Saudi Arabia and the United States: A resident’s perspective
I had the opportunity to experience first-hand acute postoperative pain management in both the United States and Saudi Arabia.
Could a vaccine (and more) fix the fentanyl crisis?
The first human trial is underway right now for a vaccine against oxycodone. Not only that, but there are other vaccines that are in animal trials...
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Is corporate telepsychiatry the solution to access to care problems?
Something has to account for the fact that care is more affordable through startups than through traditional psychiatric practices, says Dr. Dinah...
Families in Psychiatry
Me, my spouse, and COVID
Even though households with children reported more conflict during the pandemic than before it began, they also reported more cohesion.
EHR: A progress report
EHRs will inevitably be a part of most of our lives. And for those who take the time to do it right, it will ultimately be an improvement.
Quiet quitting: Are physicians dying inside bit by bit? Or setting healthy boundaries?
Quiet quitters believe that it is possible to have good boundaries and yet remain productive, engaged, and active within the workplace.
Depression as a terminal illness
Suicide is often viewed as a symptom of severe depression, but what if we considered death as part of the disease process itself?