Clear, engaging, and practical updates on clinical psychiatry. Hosted by Chris Aiken, MD, and Kellie Newsome, PMHNP.
The Best and Worst Antipsychotics for Mania - Part 1
In this 3-part series, we look at the rise and fall, and rise again of antipsychotics in mania, and sort through which ones work, which we should avoid, and whether their use in mania has gone overboard. Today, how an anesthetic agent turned into an antipsychotic, and how Bing Crosby lit a spark that would eventually lead psychiatrists to revise their entire diagnostic system.Published On: 10/17/2021Duration: 17 minutes, 3 secondsGot feedback? Take the podcast survey. (http://www.thecarlatreport.com/PodcastSurvey)
Can Antipsychotics Worsen OCD?
An interview with Michael Poyurovsky, MD, on the paradoxical effects of antipsychotics in OCD and the many ways that OCD symptoms show up in schizophrenia.Published On: 10/11/2021Duration: 18 minutes, 3 secondsRelated Article: "Can Antipsychotics Worsen OCD? (https://www.thecarlatreport.com/the-carlat-psychiatry-report/the-schizophrenia-ocd-overlap/)", The Carlat Psychiatry Report, October 2021Got feedback? Take the podcast survey (https://www.thecarlatreport.com/PodcastSurvey/).
A Genetic Test that Didn't Fail
Genetic testing is all the rage in psychiatry, but the test that might work best is the one that no one is talking about.Published On: 10/04/2021Duration: 15 minutes, 29 secondsRelated Article: "Genetic Testing in Depression (https://www.thecarlatreport.com/the-carlat-psychiatry-report/genetic-testing-in-depression/)," The Carlat Psychiatry Report, September 2021Got feedback? Take the podcast survey (http://www.thecarlatreport.com/podcastsurvey).
Welcome to the 21st Century Cures Act Information Sharing Rules
The 21st Century Cures Act (or the “Cures Act'' for short) was a federal law passed in 2016 that included various mental health provisions. This law has significant implications on the way we share information with our patients and their families. Published On: 09/27/2021Duration: 17 minutes, 39 secondsRelated Article: "Welcome to the 21st Century Cures Act Information Sharing Rules (https://www.thecarlatreport.com/the-carlat-child-psychiatry-report/welcome-to-the-21st-century-cures-act-information-sharing-rules/)," The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report, April 2021Got feedback? Take the podcast survey (http://www.thecarlatreport.com/podcastsurvey).
The Spiritual Origins of Ketamine
Is ketamine a glutamate antagonist or a spiritual kindler? Ketamine has two origin stories, each with its own understanding of how it treats depression. One came from the East, and one from the West, and after the Iron Curtain came down the two met face to face. Today, we tell that story.Published On: 9/20/2021Duration: 23 minutes, 27 secondsRelated Article: "Pilot Study of Ketamine vs ECT for Major Depression (https://www.thecarlatreport.com/the-carlat-psychiatry-report/pilot-study-of-ketamine-vs-ect-for-major-depression/)," The Carlat Psychiatry Report, September 2021Got feedback? Take the podcast survey (http://www.thecarlatreport.com/podcastsurvey).
When Psilocybin was a Psych Med
Phase III clinical trials are beginning to roll out for psychedelic medications like like psilocybin and MDMA – also known as magic mushrooms and ecstasy. But this is not the first time these drugs have been used to treat mental illness, and today we take a dive into the clinical reports on psilocybin from half a century ago. Published On: 9/13/2021Duration: 24 minutes, 52 secondsRelated Article: "Psilocybin vs Escitalopram for Depression (https://www.thecarlatreport.com/the-carlat-psychiatry-report/psilocybin-vs-escitalopram-for-depression/)," The Carlat Psychiatry Report, September 2021Got feedback? Take the podcast survey (http://www.thecarlatreport.com/podcastsurvey).