The Carlat Psychiatry Podcast

The Carlat Psychiatry Podcast

Latest Episodes

Air Quality and Mental Health
September 17, 2020

Air pollution, including particulate matter from forest fires, is a leading cause of health problems globally.

Morgellons: A Tiny Bug or a Big Delusion?
September 16, 2020

If you haven’t seen a patient with Morgellons yet, it’s a good guess that you soon will.

How to Talk to Patients with Delusions
September 14, 2020

Do antipsychotics treat all psychoses? And how do you talk to patients when they don’t work?

What Patients Are Saying About Antipsychotic [60 Sec Psych]
September 09, 2020

In the early 1990’s, half of US patients with bipolar disorder took lithium. Now it’s closer to 15%, and the use of antipsychotics has more than doubled to fill the gap.

How to Minimize Lithium's Side Effects
September 07, 2020

Nausea, tremor, cognition, and renal function. We bring you our top tips for managing these side effects, including when to use instant release vs. controlled release and how to optimize the serum level for patient safety.

Trazodone in Frail Insomniacs [60 Sec Psych]
September 05, 2020

It’s risky business – giving sleep meds to the elderly and the medically ill – and today we have some reassuring data.

A Landmark Adoption Study [60 Sec Psych]
September 02, 2020

Dr. Kenneth Kendler's latest compares biological siblings where one was adopted and the other raised by the birth parents.

Existential Despair and Bipolar Depression
August 31, 2020

Nassir Ghaemi reads excerpts from his work on the therapeutic relationship in bipolar disorder.

Insight: The Lost Cause in Psychotherapy
August 24, 2020

Is self-knowledge a good thing, or is it just fuel for self-absorption and depressive rumination?

Traumatic Brain Injury: An Interview with Jonathan Silver
August 17, 2020

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) causes a host of psychiatric symptoms, and they don’t always respond to medications the way that other diagnoses do.