May 1, 2019 Issue
Psychological and Pharmacologic Treatments for Adults with PTSD [Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews]

What are the benefits and harms of psychotherapies and pharmacologic agents for the treatment of adults with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?

Mar 1, 2019 Issue
Pharmacologic Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]

There is no pharmacotherapy regimen that improves the overall symptoms of borderline personality disorder. When used for six months or less, antipsychotics can improve paranoia, dissociation, mood lability, anger, and global functioning.

Jan 15, 2019 Issue
Neuropsychological Evaluations in Adults [Article]

Neuropsychologists use standardized assessment tools to determine whether cognitive decline has occurred, differentiate neurologic from psychiatric conditions, and identify neurocognitive etiologies. Find out when neuropsychological evaluations can be helpful for patients with dementia, mild cognitive impairment, traumatic brain injury, or other conditions.

Nov 1, 2018 Issue
Preventing Gun Violence: The Role of Family Physicians [Editorials]

As reviewed here, the available evidence on gun violence prevention provides some options to consider incorporating into family physicians' practices.

Sep 15, 2018 Issue
Deprescribing Antipsychotics for Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia and Insomnia [Practice Guidelines]

As part of the Deprescribing Guidelines in the Elderly Project, a Canadian team consisting of two family physicians, one geriatric psychiatrist, two geriatricians, and four pharmacists has provided recommendations to guide physicians in deprescribing antipsychotics for behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia and insomnia.

Jul 1, 2018 Issue
Evaluating Medical Decision-Making Capacity in Practice [Article]

Although a patient’s capacity to make medical decisions is usually assessed intuitively, there may be times when a more formal assessment is needed. Find out which tools are best for evaluating a patient’s decision-making capacity, when to seek consultation with a psychiatrist, and when a surrogate decision maker should be consulted.

Jun 1, 2018 Issue
Atypical Antipsychotics for Disruptive Behavior Disorders in Children and Adolescents [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Risperidone reduces measures of aggression and improves conduct in children with disruptive behavior disorders; however, only short-term use is recommended. Weight gain of 2 to 2.5 kg (4.4 to 5.5 lb) is common. There is insufficient evidence to evaluate the benefits of other antipsychotics.

Dec 15, 2017 Issue
Hypnosis for Surgical Pain [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]

Hypnosis provides small to moderate improvements in surgical pain and burn debridement pain in adults.

Mar 1, 2017 Issue
Management of Binge-Eating Disorder in Adults [Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews]

What are the benefits and harms of treatments for adults with binge-eating disorder?

Jan 1, 2017 Issue
Extended-Release Bupropion for Preventing Seasonal Affective Disorder in Adults [Cochrane for Clinicians]

When started in the fall, extended-release bupropion, 300 mg once daily, is effective in preventing recurrent symptoms in high-risk adults with a history of SAD (number needed to treat [NNT] = 5), as well as those at lower risk (NNT = 8). Headaches, nausea, and insomnia may limit adherence to treatment.

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