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How Effective Are the Newest Antipsychotics?

Four new antipsychotics are beginning to gain some traction in the adult market. Here is a quick low down on paliperidone, iloperidone (Fanapt), lurasidone (Latuda), and asenapine (Saphris).

What you Need to Know About Callous-Unemotional Traits and Disruptive Behavioral Disorders

Recently, researchers in the field of conduct disorder (CD) have proposed including a specifier to the diagnosis of CD in DSM-5 based on the presence of callous-unemotional (CU) traits.

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Most Kids’ Chest Pain Does Not Have Cardiac Causes

Many parents are justifiably worried about the effects of medication on their children, including the cardiac effects of stimulants.

Does Stealing in Childhood Predict Future Psychiatric Illness?

Stealing is a criterion of conduct disorder in DSM-IV. But we can probably all agree that stealing alone is not necessarily a sign of mental illness—sometimes it’s just bad behavior.

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A Primer [Free Article]

Dialectical Behavior Therapy - The Carlat Behavioral Health Report

Although it has not been established how the effectiveness of DBT compares with that of other therapies, DBT is the most evidence-based treatment for borderline personality disorder.

How Effective Are the Newest Antipsychotics? [Free Article]

Behavioral Disorders, The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report (CCPR), February 2012

Four new antipsychotics are beginning to gain some traction in the adult market. Here is a quick low down on paliperidone, iloperidone (Fanapt), lurasidone (Latuda), and asenapine (Saphris).