Preliminary FDA report on safety of GLP-1 agonist diabetes / weight loss drugs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was aware of reports of people developing suicidality after use of these drugs (example: Ozempic®/Wegovy®). After examining the available data, they recently reported, “Our preliminary evaluation has not found evidence that use of these medicines causes suicidal thoughts or actions. … However, because of the small number of […]

Why choose WUSTL for psychiatry residency training?

Notes from an email to an applicant Psychiatry residency training at Wash.U. has several strengths that I think are not widely appreciated. One is clinical experience. WU is rightly known for superb research infrastructure, both human and physical. But I think the breadth and depth of the clinical exposure our residents have are second to […]

Panic disorder: just get treated already!

A friend wrote me recently to describe horrible discomfort from panic attacks, but also significant concerns about the medications his doctor had prescribed. Here’s my answer, in hopes that it may help others out there, too. Dear [friend], Thanks for being willing to reach out. Here are my thoughts. Yes, I know a lot about […]