Volume 23 • 2021 • Number 2
Patients with multiple sclerosis commonly have neuropsychiatric comorbidity. ECT may be used to treat severe and life-threatening forms of mental illness when other modalities have failed or when a rapid response is required. Read on to find out more.
Improving Effective Mental Health Consultation for Rural Older Adults Living With Depression and Pain: Learning From the Experiences of Rural Primary Care Physicians
Novel approaches are needed to assist rural primary care physicians in caring for older patients living with depression and pain who are at an elevated suicide risk. Read this article to find out more about the PREDICTOR model.
The authors of this study assessed the impact of folinic acid supplementation in geriatric inpatients by studying days of clinically needed hospitalization. Read on to find out more about this important topic.
Observed Sex Differences in Cardiometabolic Indices in Patients on Antipsychotics: Secondary Analyses of a 12-Month Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled Trial
Recognition of sex differences can promote a more personalized patient-centered care approach to ensure goals of therapy are achieved among patients prescribed antipsychotics. Read on to find out more.
The number of prescriptions for antidepressants in England has almost doubled in the past decade. This study examined if this growth and seasonal variation in prescribing rates of different antidepressants by general practice are linked.
Facing COVID-19: Psychological Impacts on Hospital Staff in a Tertiary Care Private Hospital in India
The objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence of depression, anxiety, and insomnia among hospital staff working in a tertiary care private hospital in India during the early period of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Factors Leading to Reverse Migration Among Migrant Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Multicenter Study From Northwest India
This study examined the various psychosocial factors associated with reverse migration among migrant workers during the COVID-19 lockdown in India.
This study assessed craving and withdrawal coping mechanisms used by patients with substance use disorders due to disruption in availability of substances and medications due to sudden lockdown in response to COVID-19.
PCC Journal-Based CME
Explore the neurobiological, psychological, psychosocial, and cultural determinants of opioid use disorder and review approaches to integrated, culturally competent care.
Rounds in the General Hospital
Here, the authors provide primary care providers a foundation for understanding pediatric hyperkinetic movement disorders, including tips on creation of a differential diagnosis, assessment of risk factors, and guidance on management strategies.
In this commentary, the authors discuss the impact of COVID-19 on patients with schizophrenia and their access to care.
In this commentary, the authors discuss coronaphobia and the advancements that have been made to understand, measure, and treat this reaction to stress related to COVID-19.
Sport-related concussion is recognized as a public health issue. The authors of this report discuss the increase in repetitive closed head traumas among soccer and football players.
In this brief report, Dr Naguy provides an overview of transdermal psychotropic medications.
In this report, a COVID-19 case with hemiptosis is presented.
Here, a case is presented of a patient who experienced a sudden relapse of bipolar depression within a few hours of receiving seasonal influenza vaccination.
A Unique Case of Bulimia-Induced Purging Immediately Followed by Cannabis-Induced Hyperemesis: Is There a Co-Relation?
Here, the authors present a unique presentation of an adolescent girl with a history of bulimia nervosa with multiple chronic episodes of voluntary purging, which were immediately followed by cannabis-induced hyperemesis.
Here, the authors present a case of a patient with alcohol use disorder who developed an addictive-like consumption of sugary food associated with misuse of his insulin.
Catatonia as Presenting Manifestation of Behavioral Frontotemporal Dementia: Insight From a PET/MRI Study
In this report, the authors discuss a case of behavioral frontotemporal dementia presenting with catatonia and describe brain functional modifications after drug treatment investigated with PET/MRI.
A Case of Balint Syndrome Due to Left Basal Ganglia Hemorrhagic Stroke: Exploring the Pathogenesis Through Parietal Lobe Circuits
This report describes a case of Balint syndrome that followed left basal ganglia hemorrhagic stroke.
Yawning is an unusual side effect of antidepressant medications. Here, read the case of a patient who developed yawning with every antidepressant she was prescribed, resulting in discontinuation of the medication.
Can dehydration lead to psychosis? Read this unique case of brief psychotic episode related to a medical condition, for which dehydration seemed to be the most likely etiology.
Episodic ataxia is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by episodes of ataxia that last hours. Comorbid and psychiatric disorders of atypical presentation have been described in these patients, which may delay diagnosis. Read on to find out more.
Recreational Nitrous Oxide and Pernicious Anemia–Associated Vitamin B12 Deficiency in a Patient Presenting With Sensorimotor Polyneuropathy
Here, read about a case of sensorimotor polyneuropathy secondary to vitamin B12 deficiency associated with recreational nitrous oxide use and pernicious anemia in a 26-year-old man.
Retrograde Ejaculation With Second-Generation Antipsychotics in Schizophrenia: A Case Series and Literature Review
This report describes retrograde ejaculation with second-generation antipsychotics and its management in 4 patients with schizophrenia.
In this case series, the authors describe a case of delayed ejaculation and a case of premature orgasm and provide an overview of the literature on this topic.
Dissociative amnesia is characterized by autobiographical memory loss. Read this case of a woman who was found wandering the streets with no identification. She had autobiographical memory loss and loss of memory for global events.
Here, the authors present a patient with an end-stage neurodegenerative diagnosis, describe the role of palliative care in his management, and discuss the cultural barriers encountered and opportunities offered to the patient and his caregivers.
Psychiatric symptoms in empty sella are uncommon, but empty sella syndrome has been reported to be present along with psychosis. This report presents a case of Wilson’s disease with psychotic presentation and empty sella syndrome in an adolescent.
There is limited research on how a large-scale pandemic affects different aspects of OCD. Here, read about 2 cases in which there was significant deterioration in symptoms of OCD in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Letter to the Editor