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Women with AF at Higher CV Risk vs Men

The risk includes a 1.99X higher risk for stroke and 1.93X higher risk of CV mortality.
 

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An overview of the interface between HIV/AIDS infection and mental illness.

Treating Bipolar Patients with Lithium

Lithium plays an important role in reducing morbidity and mortality associated with bipolar disorder. Psychiatrists can optimize the benefits of lithium by carefully choosing patients for long-term treatment and educating them about the risks and benefits.

This CME article reviews the pathophysiology and epidemiology of delirium and provides strategies for assessment, prevention, and management of this syndrome.

This article reviews the reasons for measuring serum levels of psychotropics and provides optimum serum levels for various psychotropic agents to optimize their effectiveness and safety.

Psychiatry must remain a profession defined by an organizing model of the mind, rather than by specific treatment techniques. Psychodynamic psychiatry offers such a model, and it is applicable to all psychiatric patients.

This review focuses on clinically important interactions that occur between foods and medications prescribed for psychiatric disorders.

Psychiatrists may find themselves embroiled in matters that extend beyond the routine doctor-patient relationship unless they are clear about the differences between their treatment and forensic roles.

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