The Carlat Psychiatry Podcast

The Carlat Psychiatry Podcast


Latest Episodes

How To Spot An Ultraprocessed Food [60 Sec Psych]
November 07, 2020

This month the first systemic meta-analysis of epidemiologic studies of ultra processed foods has come out, and we have a clearer picture of what poor dietary habits do to 300,000 people.

Ultraprocessed Foods Raise Depression Risk [60 Sec Psych]
November 04, 2020

So what makes ultraprocessed foods so harmful?

The Metformin Recall
November 02, 2020

The FDA keeps recalling medications for contamination with NDMA, and the contamination was recently found in the first-line antidote for antipsychotic weight gain: metformin.

A New Cause of ADHD [60 Sec Psych]
October 31, 2020

Chemicals from plastics, pesticides, and food processing are linked to ADHD, according to a new paper in JAMA Open Network.

A New Medication for Narcolepsy [60 Sec Psych]
October 28, 2020

The FDA just approved a new version of Xyrem – called Xywav – made by Jazz pharmaceuticals.

How to use Guanfacine and Clonidine
October 26, 2020

We take you through the story of rational drug discovery that lead to the approval of guanfacine and clonidine for ADHD, and share some tips on how to use them. And the word of the day: Dyssymbole.

A Prescription Video Game for ADHD [60 Sec]
October 24, 2020

The hand eye movements of a prescription video game are thought to exercise circuits involved in attention, and this theory did translate to small but real improvements in attention in 5 clinical trials involving over 600 children with ADHD

Two Updates on Pimavenserin [60 Sec Psych]
October 21, 2020

New study finds Pimavenserin significantly reduces in anxiety symptoms as well.

Perimenopausal Depression
October 19, 2020

We interview Rita Nunacs on perimenopausal depression, and our word of the day – processomania – brings us into the crosshairs of politics and psychiatry.

Time to Talk About Naloxone [60 Sec Psych]
October 17, 2020

New labeling from the FDA requires physicians to discuss naloxone with patients or caregivers they are prescribing opioids to.