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


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


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


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 3, 2021