Category Archives: Friday Factoids

Friday Factoids: Recognition of Personhood Among Suicidal Women Admitted to Psychiatric Hospitals

Hargen et al., examined the experience of 11 women who were admitted to a psychiatric hospital and were struggling with suicide (2020). It was found that individuals struggling with suicidality and being in the position as a patient in a … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids (Catch-Up): Navigating Political Differences in Supervision and Training

Dr. Tania Israel discusses tips for how to have productive conversations regarding hot-button political issues if they should arise in supervision and training. The first tip is that no matter what your motivation, the best thing you can do is … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids: Has COVID affected the kinds of psychiatric cases seen in the Emergency Department?

  In an effort to better understand the influence the COVID pandemic had on reasons for psychiatric visits to the Emergency Department, researchers at a New York City hospital compared diagnoses and referral outcomes for children, adolescents and adults in … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids: Drinking to Cope with the Pandemic

  Individuals around the world have faced significant stressors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including stay-at-home orders, high rates of unemployment, and millions of deaths as of February 2021. Rodriguez et al. (2020) explored how perceived threat and psychological distress … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids: Transgender Patient Care on an Inpatient Psychiatric Unit

Special considerations may be needed for transgender patients who are admitted to a psychiatric unit, to better assist with their care. These considerations should begin prior to the patient’s arrival. It is recommended that patients share a room with others … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids: Migraines and Epilepsy Olfactory Hallucinations

Olfactory hallucinations are said to be one of the less common forms of hallucinations associated with psychotic disorders. However, olfactory hallucinations are said to occur with several other neurological disorders, most commonly temporal lobe epilepsy in which the aura before … Continue reading

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Friday Factoid: Paradigm Shift

(Director’s Note:  Occasionally, interns are willing to share personal experiences that may advance scientific understanding, appreciation of humanity and diversity, and/or the effects of world events on individual emotions and behavior. I am always grateful for these opportunities.)   On … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids: Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia

While most individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia respond to the first or second anti-psychotic prescribed, up to 30% of patients diagnosed with schizophrenia fail to respond to these initial treatments. In addition, some individuals who responded to the first or second … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids: Differential Diagnosis of Psychosis

A number of different medical conditions can cause psychotic symptoms in individuals.  Some, like the delirium after surgery, epilepsy and urinary tract infections, are well known, but some are less well-known. This is a more comprehensive list of medical conditions … Continue reading

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Friday Factoids: Can AI Detect COVID Cough?

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

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