UpToDate Expands to Include Psychiatry

UpToDate, the clinical decision support database, now includes topics on the specialty of Psychiatry. The new content covers many major concerns of psychiatry including anxiety disorders, bipolar disorders, child/adolescent mental disorders, depressive disorders, dissociative disorders, eating disorders, impulse control disorders, mental and medical disorders, personality disorders, psychotic disorders, somatoform disorders, and substance-use disorders. A separate section of patient information can be found under the topic Mental Health.

In addition, a section called “What’s new in psychiatry” highlights additions to UpToDate from the last six months that are considered of special importance to the profession. Examples of these topics include first-generation antipsychotic medications; pharmacology, administration and comparative side effects; cocaine abuse and dependence in adults; depression in adolescence; guidelines for prescribing clozapine in schizophrenia; and more.

Among the authors and editors are University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine faculty Boris Birmaher, MD; David Brent, MD; Adam J. Gordon, MD, MPH; and Holly A. Swartz, MD.

For authoritative information on psychiatric topics from agoraphobia to unipolar major depression with psychotic features, or on subjects in between, try the new content in UpToDate. For questions about using UpToDate, contact the Falk Library Main Desk at 412-648-8866 or e-mail Ask a Librarian.

~ Michele Klein Fedyshin