Assistant professor of Geriatric Psychiatry Patricia S. Andrews, M.D., recently served as lead author on the paper "Delirium, depression, and long-term cognition," published in the journal International Psychogeriatrics. In this new publication, Dr. Andrews et. al. found that patients with a depression history prior to ICU stay exhibit a greater severity of depressive symptoms in the year after hospitalization.
Patricia S. Andrews, M.D., Assistant Professor of Geriatric Psychiatry within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, recently published an article titled "Relationship Between Intensive Care Unit Delirium Severity and 2-Year Mortality and Health Care Utilization" for the American Journal of Critical Care. Click here to read the article.
Jo Ellen Wilson, M.D., MPH, Instructor in Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, was recently published in Psychiatric Times with an article she co-wrote titled "Update on Medical Catatonia: Highlight on Delirium." Catatonia is a distinct and heterogeneous neuropsychiatric syndrome, with both motoric and behavioral signs. It was formerly relegated to a schizophrenia subtype, or considered extinct after the advent of modern psychopharmacology.
D. Catherine Fuchs, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, was among a team of researchers who developed "The Preschool Confusion Assessment Method for the ICU: Valid and Reliable Delirium Monitoring for Critically Ill Infants and Children." The paper will be published in the journal Critical Care Medicine and is available to review online ahead of print.