Maintenance of Certification: A Reply by Dr. James Amos, MD

I’ve just received the latest print issue of Psychiatric Times, in which I was surprised to find an article supporting the controversial Maintenance of Certification (MOC). It was written by Dr. Robert Boland, MD, who is the current President of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (APM) and an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and […]

CPCP: Antidepressants in Pregnancy by Dr. Laura Gibbons MD

This week’s Clinical Problems in Consultation Psychiatry (CPCP) is about antidepressants in pregnancy. It’s an excellent summary of the cutting edge in research on this often confusing issue. Are they safe or not? As we listened to Dr. Laura Gibbons’ presentation, the answer is not clearly “yes” or “no” but “it depends.” It depends on […]

CPCP: Psychogenic Pruritis By Medical Student Leah Laageide

I’ve got a really talented group of trainees this past month and Leah Laageide gave a fantastic Clinical Problems in Consultation Psychiatry (CPCP) on Psychogenic Pruritus. She’s interested in Dermatology and is working on research project already with one of the Dermatology faculty. In fact, she had more than one presentation she volunteered to deliver. […]

CPCP: Mental Health, Mental Capacity, And Abortion by Medical Student Colette Gnade

Coming at you with yet another outstanding Clinical Problems in Consultation Psychiatry (CPCP) by a medical student. This one is on a topic much in the news lately in Iowa–mental health and decisional capacity as they relate to abortions. Colette Gnade, a senior medical student heading for a residency in Ob-Gyn, dug into the literature […]

CPCP: Predicting Alcohol Withdrawal Severity by Medical Student Noah Frydenlund

Well, it’s about time for another stellar Clinical Problems in Consultation Psychiatry (CPCP) by a medical student. This one is by Noah Frydenlund and he had a question about whether or not there is any way other than clinical assessment to predict which patients will undergo complicated alcohol withdrawal or even simple withdrawal. The issue […]