The Carlat Psychiatry Podcast

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From the editors of The Carlat Psychiatry Report, this weekly podcast brings clear, engaging, and practical updates on clinical psychiatry. Through expert interviews and authoritative reviews, we cover all things psychiatric with an independent eye. The Carlat Report has operated free of pharmaceutical support since its inception in 2003. Hosted by Chris Aiken, MD, and Kellie Newsome, RN.

Episode Date
Podcast Episode #6: The Carlat Report Goes to the APA Part I
<p>Follow our editor-in-chief Chris Aiken as he brings you practice-changing highlights from the American Psychiatric Association's 2019 meeting. Featuring an interview with Mark Rappaport on inflammation and depression. Learn about a biomarker that predicts antidepressant response, pharmacologic approaches cannabis and opioid abuse, and safe prescribing of omega-3 fatty acids. Part 1 of a 2 part series. </p> <p>Publication Date: 6/17/19Runtime: 11 mins, 20 seconds</p>
Jun 17, 2019
Podcast Episode #5: Ginger Ale and Normal Hallucinations
<p>Does ginger ale really help nausea? Are hallucinations ever normal? Some of the answers may surprise as we bring you highlights from the June/July double issue of the Carlat Report. Included are practical tips on how to assess spectrum symptoms of mental illnesses, how to intervene in patients at risk for schizophrenia, and dosage and product recommendations for omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil).</p> <p>Publication Date: 6/10/19Runtime: 13 mins, 41 secondsArticle Referenced: “<b>Medication Side Effects: Nausea, Sweating, and Dry Mouth,</b>” The Carlat Psychiatry Report, June/July 2019</p>
Jun 10, 2019
Podcast Episode #4: An Antidepressant Diet
<p>A healthy diet is associated with an approximately 30% reduction in the risk for depression and a 40% improvement in cognition. That’s after controlling for education, income, other health behaviors, and body weight. This podcast discusses a recent interview with Felice Jacka, MD, Professor at Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, Australia. She is also the Director of the Food and Mood Centre and founder and President of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research.</p>
Jun 03, 2019
Podcast Episode #3: Do Antipsychotics Improve Cognition?
<p>Unlike the typical antipsychotics, atypicals improve both cognitive and psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia, so they must have procognitive effects of their own that can be harnessed in mood disorders, ADHD, and even dementia. The problem is that the data show the opposite.</p>
May 27, 2019
Podcast Episode #2: Cash, Guns, and a Lap Dancing Drug Rep
<p>Earlier this month, five Insys Therapeutics pharmaceutical executives were found guilty of racketeering for their attempts to bribe doctors to prescribe the company's Subsys fentanyl spray, which was approved as a pain reliever for cancer patients, to people who didn't even need it. Their scheme included strippers, guns, cash, and even a rap video including a dancing drug bottle mascot. It's also linked to more than 900 overdose deaths.</p>
May 20, 2019
Podcast Episode #1: Sexual Side Effects of Psychiatric Medications
<p>Sexual side effects on SSRIs are so common that psychiatrist David Healy once argued these drugs more reliably lower libido than treat depression. Yet the problem isn’t limited to SSRIs, and it’s not unmanageable. In this episode Chris Aiken, MD, and Kellie Newsome, RN, discuss some useful strategies to manage sexual dysfunction on antidepressants, antipsychotics, and mood stabilizers.</p> <p>Publication Date: 5/13/19Runtime: 9 mins, 10 secondsArticle Referenced: “<a href="">Treating Sexual Side Effects</a>,” The Carlat Psychiatry Report, May 2019</p>
May 13, 2019