How to Talk to Patients about the New Alzheimer’s Drug Aducanumab

How to address questions from patients and families about the newly approved and controversial Alzheimer’s drug aducanumab, with Reshma Ramachandran MD, MPP

How can behavioral health providers best support patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD)? Andrea Rosenhaft, LCSW-R, answers.

Treatment-Resistant Depression and the Role of Psychiatric Nurses

Why are Advance Practice Nurses (APNs) particularly well-positioned to address treatment-resistant depression? Brayden N. Kameg, DNP, PMHNP‐BC, CARN, CNE, answers.

Social Anxiety in Adolescents and ICBT

What are the benefits of using Internet-based CBT to treat social anxiety disorder in youth? Martina Nordh, PhD, answers.

PMDD & Quality of Life

How can behavioral health providers help women with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) manage their quality of life and related stigma? Kimberly A. Yonkers, MD, answers.

Schizophrenia & Cognitive Remediation

How do I know if my patient is a good candidate for cognitive remediation for schizophrenia? Antonio Vita, MD, PhD, answers

Tardive Dyskinesia & Antipsychotics

Psy-Q: Should clinicians ask patients taking antipsychotics to watch for signs of TD? Joseph Goldberg, MD, Answers

SUD Treatment and “Moderation” Approaches

Psy-Q: My SUD patient wants to try a “California sober” treatment approach. How should I respond? Collin M. Reiff, MD, Answers

When Clients Ask to Use Psychedelics

Psy-Q: How can clinicians advise patients who ask about psychedelic use? Andrew Penn, MS, NP, PMHNP-BC, Answers

Diagnosing Bipolar Disorder

Psy-Q: What is the most difficult aspect of diagnosing bipolar disorder? Chris Aiken, MD, Answers

Cannabis Use for PTSD Symptoms

Psy-Q: What is the best way to counsel patients with PTSD about marijuana use? Aaron Weiner PhD, ABPP, Answers

Antidepressants & Anticonvulsants in Pregnancy

Psy-Q: A patient with comorbid bipolar disorder, chronic migraine, and epilepsy is considering pregnancy. How can a clinician best manage medications? Lawrence Robbins, MD, answers

SUD and Hospitalization

Psy-Q: How did community and hospital policy changes early in the pandemic affect hospitalized patients with SUD? Caroline King, PhD, MPH, and Honora Englander, MD, Answers

TBI and Long-Term Sleep Disorders

Psy-Q: After a traumatic brain injury (TBI), can a sleep disorder show up years later? Yue Leng, MD, PhD, Answers

ADHD and Cultural Sensitivities

Psy-Q: How can clinicians better approach conversations about ADHD with Asian American families? Clarice Fangzhou Hassan, LCSW, Answers

The Decline of Benzodiazepine Prescribing

Psy-Q: Among which group has benzodiazepine prescribing declined the most: those enrolled in Medicare, commercial insurance, or the VA? Donovan Maust, MD, Answers

Motivational Interviewing

Psy-Q: Is motivational interviewing being integrated enough in the mental health care field? Ravi Prasad, PhD, Answers

Suicide Screening Tools for Teenagers

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

Discussing Antidepressants and Weight Gain

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

Phobias and Exposure Therapy

Psy-Q: Can unconscious exposure to a phobia reduce phobia symptoms? Bradley S. Petersen, MD, Answers

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

Dissociation

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

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

Depression or Burnout?

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

Religion in the Therapy Room

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

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

Short-Term Addiction Treatment

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

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

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

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? Group Answers

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: Jun 24, 2021