The Decline of Benzodiazepine Prescribing

Among which group has benzodiazepine prescribing declined the most: those enrolled in Medicare, commercial insurance, or the VA? Donovan Maust, MD, answers.

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Motivational Interviewing

Is motivational interviewing being integrated enough in the mental health care field? Ravi Prasad, PhD, answers.

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Suicide Screening Tools for Teenagers

Psy-Q: How can screening techniques be improved to help prevent teen suicides? Jill Harkavy-Friedman, PhD, answers.

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Discussing Antidepressants and Weight Gain

Psy-Q: How can antidepressant prescribers address weight gain concerns in adolescents? Lea Lis, MD, answers.

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Phobias and Exposure Therapy

Psy-Q: Can unconscious exposure to a phobia reduce phobia symptoms? Bradley S. Petersen, MD, answers, using arachnophobia as an example.

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Stimulant Use Disorder in Youth, ADHD Prescribing

Psy-Q: Given the rise in stimulant use disorder, should psychiatrists be concerned about prescribing stimulants to children and adolescents with ADHD? Addiction Specialist Aaron Weiner, PhD, answers.

Trauma-Informed Care

Psy-Q: Can yoga be an effective therapeutic tool for survivors of trauma? Paula A. Madrid, PsyD, answers.

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Dissociation

Psy Q: What’s the difference between regular, or occasional, dissociation and chronic dissociation? Kyle Zrenchik, PhD, ACS, LMFT, answers.

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Comorbid PTSD and Depression

Psy-Q: Should clinicians be concerned about mortality when a patient presents with comorbid PTSD and depression? Harvard Senior Research Scientist Andrea L. Roberts answers.

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Depression or Burnout?

Psy-Q: What is the difference between depression and burnout? Renzo Bianchi, PhD, answers.

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Religion in the Therapy Room

Psy-Q: Should therapists bring up spirituality with clients? Gabrielle Juliano-Villani, LCSW, answers.

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Pornography and Compulsive Sexual Behaviors

Psy-Q: Can sex or viewing pornography provide a mental health boost (if there’s no addiction)? Yale Psychiatrist Marc Potenza, PhD, MD, answers.

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Short-Term Addiction Treatment

Psy-Q: Is Short-Term Addiction Treatment Possible? NIAAA Director George F. Koob answers.

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Psychedelics

Psy-Q: Does psilocybin have the potential to move individuals with major depressive disorder into remission? Roland Griffiths, PhD, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research, answers.

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Benzodiazepines & The Rolling Stones

Psy-Q: What 1966 rock song described the use and dangers of benzodiazepines? Brigham and Women’s Hospital Sumit Agarwal, MD, answers.

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Teletherapy

Psy-Q: We know you’ve increased your teletherapy sessions since the start of the pandemic, but is there a way to up your telemedicine skillset as well?

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ADHD & Insomnia

Psy-Q: How can co-screening for ADHD and insomnia help with diagnosis and long-term quality of life? MindPath Care Center’s E. Elise Herman, MD, answers.

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Last Updated: Mar 5, 2021