The blog reviewed here is ‘Psych Babel’ which is described as a ‘Psychiatry Blog, Discussions, Ramblings, News’. There is a black title pane, while the posts are on a white background with grey text. Side panel indexes the site according to the month and category of article. The blog is written by S Cho, MD although I was unable to find an About section at the time of writing. The blog begins with a disclaimer followed by a ‘Question of the Moment’ or QotM. These occur throughout the blog and are questions about specialised topics e.g. paroxysmal hemicrania which may be relevant for exam purposes. At the time of writing there are typically a few posts every month, which focus on a specific area (e.g. psychopharmacology) providing useful information. For instance in this article on Mirtazapine for instance Cho provides a rationale for the possible interactions of Mirtazapine with SSRI’s. In this article, Cho describes an implantable device for the treatment of OCD that has recently received FDA approval. While in this article he recommends a book about Psychopharmacology. Cho also links to an interesting article on the origins of the Mini-Mental State Examination (which I wasn’t aware of). Although there were relatively few posts in the blog, the posts were interesting and provided useful insights into different areas within psychiatry particularly psychopharmacology.
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