Best Management of Antipsychotics in Epilepsy: Affected by Government Shutdown?

It’s uncommon to get a question from a neurologist about which antipsychotics lower the seizure threshold the least in patients with seizure disorders. In fact, I usually have to run a PubMed literature search. But I got this initial message from PubMed that I’m sure others have noticed: “PubMed is open, however it is being maintained […]

New Free Online Dementia Training Resources at Iowa Geriatric Education Center

Here’s a heads-up on the Iowa Geriatric Education Center announcement about new free online dementia training resources.  The Improving Antipsychotic Appropriateness in Dementia Patients (IA-ADAPT) program provides 2 hours of free continuing education credit for nurses, physicians, and pharmacists. You can obtain free laminated guides and family information on antipsychotic use as well. The program is […]

I Want The Truth…And Something Beautiful

‘Beauty is truth, truth beauty,–that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.’–John Keats So I saw this very interesting item in AMA MorningRounds about publication bias of research studies about psychiatric drugs. Basically this is about the file drawer effect, in which negative studies regarding the efficacy of interventions, in this […]

Antipsychotic Medication in Elderly Demented Nursing Home Residents

http://www.senate.gov/fplayers/jw57/commMP4Player.cfm?fn=aging113011&st=1093&dur=0, a video of the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing about overuse of antipsychotic use in nursing home residents http://www.aging.senate.gov/hearings.cfm, the home page of the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging One of my clinical pharmacists on the interdisciplinary team staffing the Medical-Psychiatry Unit alerted me to the recent AMA MorningRounds news […]

Preventing Delirium

Try responding to the poll above after reading this post. Have fun! Preventing delirium is the hot topic and research on what’s the best way to do it is growing. The newest study I could find has results that contrast sharply with what I posted only a short while ago (see short link http://wp.me/p1glcu-1mB.) This […]