Neuropsychiatry, Encephiatrics, and Ergasiology, Oh My!

First of all, a shout-out regarding the NICE Guidelines for Delirium update. Remember my broken links post about this in November? Well, as promised, the NICE Guidelines have been updated and we now have access to a much better organized and responsive web site which allows downloads of valuable guidance about monitoring for and managing […]

Neuroscience Medicine Consultants Replace Psychosomaticists?

My former teacher, Dr. William R. Yates, has made a bold proposal to form a new specialty, Neuroscience Medicine, by combining Psychiatry and Neurology, which he has outlined succinctly: Neuroscience Medicine: The Time Has Come A bold proposal by my former teacher to create a new specialty. — James Amos (@jamostheelder) June 8, 2016 […]

APM Annual Meeting 2015 Highlights: Day 5

Last day for us. Yesterday evening I attended the session “Medical Psychiatric Inpatient Integrated Care Models: History, Challenges and Benefits Shared by Four Institutions.” My colleagues Dr. Vicki Kijewski and Dr. Gen Shinozaki were presenting and moderating, respectively. It was very interesting to learn of the other methods that exist to approach the challenge of […]

APM Annual Meeting 2015: Highlights Day 4

So, Day 4 of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (APM) Meeting and I thought I would start by saying that another attendee at one f this morning’s Oral Paper Sections, while scrolling through the APM App on her smartphone, actually asked me how to find which session she was currently attending! She couldn’t tell! I […]

CPCP: Antidepressant–Induced Liver Injury

This is just a quick Clinical Problems in Consultation Psychiatry (CPCP) presentation on antidepressant-induced liver injury. Many clinicians are not aware that antidepressants can cause liver injury. It’s rare but the consequences can include fulminant hepatic failure potentially leading to the need for liver transplant or death. Psychiatric consultants are called about this and it’s […]