Justin Faden

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CONTEXT Empathy is fundamental to patient care. Research studies of allopathic medical students have found a statistically significant decrease in empathy levels by the third year. Levels of empathy in osteopathic medical students have not been evaluated to determine whether a similar decline occurs in this group. OBJECTIVES To determine whether there(More)
INTRODUCTION As the rate of obesity and bariatric surgery rise, various psychosocial etiologies contributing to obesity are being explored, and it is not uncommon to discover that a patient has been a victim of past abuse. PRESENTATION OF CASE A 37-year-old female was hospitalized for intractable nausea and vomiting following a laparoscopic Roux-en-Y(More)
Recently, a colleague and fellow psychiatrist who works in an adjacent locked psychiatric unit was the victim of an attack by a patient. He replayed the scenario to me, and 1 of the scariest things about the event was that it seemed to occur without any provocation: the male patient lunged over the nursing station, grabbed him by the collar of his white(More)
OBJECTIVE To review the current evidence on the effectiveness of second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs) in the treatment of tardive dystonia (TDt) and give recommendations for treatment. METHODS Medline/PubMed/Psyclit/Embase database searches were conducted in January 2015, and a manual review of references within the retrieved articles was done. All(More)
OBJECTIVE After the prevalence of syphilis had reached historic lows, the Center for Disease Control devised a plan to eradicate syphilis in the United States. Since that decree there has been a dramatic rise in new cases. Psychosis is an ominous symptom of neurosyphilis. METHODS We report a case of neurosyphilis that was misdiagnosed and staged(More)
The purpose was to assess the effectiveness of the adult ADHD Module from the MINI International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI) and the Conners' Adult ADHD Rating Scales: Screening Version DSM-IV ADHD Symptoms Total Scale (CAARS-S:SV) in screening for attention-deficit/hyperactivity (ADHD) disorder in patients hospitalized for other psychiatric(More)
Erotomania is an uncommon form of delusional disorder in which an individual has an unfounded belief that another is in love with him. Previous case reports have shown that social media networks may play a role in worsening delusional beliefs. We report the case of a 24-year-old male college student that utilized social media to stalk a female college(More)
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