Increase in Psychiatric Drug Use

20% of adults now take at least one psychotropic medication. The largest increases over the last decade have been in the use of antipsychotic drugs (Abilify, Saphris, Seroquel, Zyprexa) across all ages and the adult use of drugs for ADHD (Concerta, Vyvanse) which tripled among those aged 20 to 44 and doubled among women 45 […]

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HOUSTON, TEXAS OR BUST!

If you have recently moved to Houston from abroad or from another state and need a Houston psychiatrist, Dr. Charles Covert is a good option. National mobility has declined in the last few years because of the downturn in the housing industry, making it difficult to sell a home in order to take a new […]

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Dr. Charles Covert and staff underwent training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

Dr. Charles Covert and his staff underwent training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), using the Heimlich maneuver for tracheal obstruction and using portable automatic electric defibrillators (AED’s).  The course was provided under the auspices of the Houston Chapter of the American Heart Association by Ahmad Abodeeb.  The objectives of the course were accomplished and Dr. Covert […]

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Managing Adult Patients with Manic or Mixed Episodes Associated with Bipolar I Disorder or Schizophrenia

Today, Charles B. Covert, M.D., a Houston psychiatrist, and his staff attended a scientific program presented to members of the psychiatric community. Roger S. McIntyre, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology at the University of Toronto (Canada), a board certified psychiatrist, presented the results of his research study involving 480 patients diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder […]

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Neuropsychiatric Lecture on Managing Bipolar I Disorder or Schizophrenia

Today, Dr. Charles Covert and his staff, along with other Houston psychiatrists, took part in a medical educational program entitled “Managing Adult Patients with Manic or Mixed Episodes Associated with Bipolar Disorder or Schizophrenia”. The presentation was made by Dr. Daniel K. Suzuki, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Southern California Keck […]

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Presentation on Adults with Manic or Mixed Bipolar Episodes Associated with Bipolar Disorder or Schizophrenia

On November 12, 2012, members of the Houston psychiatric community were invited to a scientific presentation by Steven Potkin, M.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, University of California, Irvine and Robert R. Sprague Endowed Chair in Brain Imaging at University of California, Irvine. Dr. Potkin is a gifted interactional speaker and has been […]

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Recent Meeting with Notable Psychiatric Researcher

On September 4, 2012, Dr. Charles Covert and his staff were pleased by a visit from Rakesh Jain, M.D., a board certified psychiatrist and psychiatric researcher in their Houston Galleria area psychiatric office. Dr. Jain updated us on his recent research projects and other topics: The use of Deplin (L-methylfolate) as a stand-alone treatment of […]

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Dr. McGuire’s interactive presentation managing adult patients with manic or mixed episodes

Today, Dr. Charles Covert, a Houston Psychiatrist, and his staff were invited to attend an important scientific presentation by Gerald McGuire, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, The University of California Medical School, Irvine. Dr. McGuire’s topic was “Managing Adult Patients with Manic or Mixed Episodes Associated with Bipolar I Disorder or Schizophrenia”. […]

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Managing Adult Patients with Manic or Mixed Episodes Associated with Bipolar Disorder 1 or Schizophrenia

Dr. Covert was among the Houston psychiatrists invited to attend a scientific presentation by Vivek Singh, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at UTHSC in San Antonio and fellowship-trained in psychopharmacology. The focus of Dr. Singh’s presentation was on the relative attributes of the atypical major tranquilizer, asenapine: Efficacy comparable to olanzapine, the Gold Standard for […]

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