Mental illness admissions: 18-44 is the age of prevalence
August 2, 2021
Schizophrenia, depression, bipolar, and alcohol use disorders among the top five primary diagnoses for stays in younger adults.
State-of-the-art psych unit designed with recovery in mind
July 13, 2021
The new unit is designed both architecturally and clinically to deliver 'trauma-informed' care.
PTSD prevalent in survivors of severe COVID-19
February 26, 2021
The results are “in line” with findings reported in other events, such as Hurricane Katrina of 2005, and the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami.
Mental illness tied to increased mortality in COVID-19
October 2, 2020
“Pay attention and potentially address/treat a prior psychiatric diagnosis if a patient is hospitalized for COVID-19,” said Dr. Luming Li.
‘Staggering’ increase in COVID-linked depression, anxiety
July 31, 2020
“The problem is bigger than anyone imagined, making it clear how the pandemic is affecting people now,” said Paul Gionfriddo of Mental Health America.
Preventing arrhythmias and QTc prolongation in COVID-19 patients on psychotropics
June 18, 2020
Psychotropics associated with QTc interval prolongation should be discontinued (or substituted with a low-risk agent) if a patient presents with suspected COVID-19.
Planning for a psychiatric COVID-19–positive unit
May 15, 2020
Frequent and open communication with all professional stakeholders is important in the planning process, three experts said.
Psychiatric patients and pandemics
March 16, 2020
We have decided to restrict visitors out of the concern that one may infect a ward of patients and staff.