Category Archives: Continuing Education
As of November of 2020, there have been more than 225,000 deaths due to COVID-19 in the United States alone. One of biggest barriers during this pandemic is the inability to test for COVID-19 at a global scale. However, this … Continue reading
Article Review: Neuropsychological Deficits as Caused by the Coronavirus and the Role of the Neuropsychologist
With such a novel virus, little research has thus been compiled to fully understand the long term negative effects on neuropsychological functioning. While it is suspected that long-term physical implications may persist after recovering from COVID-19, it is yet unclear … Continue reading
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in most of the world becoming more paranoid about contamination and handwashing. For those who suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), this is no new problem. However, relapse for individuals who had their symptoms under … Continue reading
Generally speaking, persons who suffer from mental illness oftentimes perceive themselves similar to the way they are seen in their respective environments. Therefore, listening to their narratives and hearing their perspective on personal experiences is likely to increase our understanding … Continue reading
Article Review: Park, Y. C. et al. (2018). To use the brief psychiatric rating scale to detect disorganized speech in schizophrenia: Findings from the REAP-AP study.
The Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) is one of the most commonly used measures for assessing psychopathy in patients diagnosed with schizophrenia, particularly disorganized speech (Leucht et al., 2005). Conceptually derived from classical ideas originating in German psychopathology, the term … Continue reading
In 1980, President Jimmy Carter signed the Mental Health Systems Act of 1980, which provided grants directly to community mental health centers. Though, it was short- lived. Between 2009 and 2012, the US legislatures cut a total of nearly $4.5 … Continue reading
Article Review: Mullen, P. E., Mackenzie, R., Ogloff, J. R.P., Pathé, M., McEwan, T., & Purcell, R. (2006). Assessing and managing the risks in the stalking situation.
February has become a time for romance and displays of love as many partners begin to look forward to Valentine’s Day to celebrate their feelings towards each other. However, there are certain groups of people who do not always take … Continue reading
In 1976, the Supreme Court ruled that prisons are Constitutionally required to provide adequate medical care to inmates in their custody, meaning that prisoners are the only group of Americans with a Constitutional right to health care. The first mental … Continue reading
Schizophrenia affects one in every one hundred persons with half of those affected likely to experience co-morbid substance use (as cited in Hunt et al., 2018). This use, in turn, exacerbates the overall symptomologic course of individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia … Continue reading
Article Review: Freeman, G. M., Martin, B. A., & Hu, R. J. (2016) G-CSF Dosing to Prevent Recurrent Clozapine-Induced Agranulocytosis
A case study conducted by Freeman, Martin, and Hu, (2016) found that stabilization of psychiatric symptoms using Clozapine was possible in an individual with three consecutive instances of Clozapine-induced agranulocytosis. The study involved the five and a half year … Continue reading