Hepatitis C Causes Brain Fog–Or Not? by Medical Student Timothy Kiong

Recently we had a nice presentation about the data regarding whether or not there is neuropsychological impairment secondary to hepatitis C virus itself in patients so infected.  This was presented by a senior medical student who was rotating on our Medical Psychiatry Unit as a subintern, Timothy Kiong.  The title of his talk was “Brain […]

Let’s Treasure Psychotherapy Training

One of the recent issues of Psychiatric News mentioned a study about trends of psychotherapy in residency training with the usual message reducible to two words–“needs work.” We need to treasure psychotherapy training. The study is a survey with about 45% return rate [1]. There is a notable lack of sufficient numbers of well-trained teachers […]

Somatoform Disorders: The Skinny

http://medicine.uicapture.uiowa.edu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer/Default.aspx?id=d842b037-f53b-41d3-9167-91ab1a7cd276 The link above takes you to a special format multimedia presentation I recently made about somatoform disorders. I hope that it will be available soon for Category 1 CME. It was made through materials from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and with the help of information technology. I had originally asked […]

Best Hospitals: Joint Commission List 2012

  I ran across the article in the Kaiser Health News Blog on the Joint Commission’s list of best hospitals for quality, Joint Commission Praises 620 Hospitals For Quality – Capsules – The KHN Blog. I must say I was pleased to find a couple of Iowa’s hospitals on the list, http://www.jointcommission.org/assets/1/18/Top_performers_2011_list_8_30_12.pdf. Many hospitals one would find on […]

Great Educational Video on PTSD: Introduced by Dr. Barbara Kamholz, MD

This is a great video for families about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in older veterans made by the  Department of Veterans Affairs.  Dr. Barbara Kamholz, MD, a geriatric and consultation psychiatrist in the VA, introduces this educational video. There’s a lot of research going on about PTSD, and it’s on behalf of veterans and anyone else […]