News Briefs

August 20, 2014 - 2:36pm

Although brief interventions in primary care can make a difference for patients with risky alcohol use, similar mediations are ineffective for patients with problem drug use.

August 19, 2014 - 10:17am

Eating baked or broiled fish at least once a week may preserve parts of the brain that are hit hard by aging, according to a small new study.

August 19, 2014 - 9:17am

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Open Payments database is again online for physicians to verify gifts and payments received from the pharmaceutical and medical device companies in the latter half of 2013.

August 18, 2014 - 2:18pm

Acura Pharmaceuticals Inc said the FDA indicated that the company may have to conduct an additional study to determine the abuse-deterrent capability of its experimental painkiller.

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Aug

To have experienced delusions, psychosis, and suicidal ideation is to be Undermined by one’s self.

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13
Aug
Andrew Penn

How Clinicians Should Respond to the Death of Robin Williams

When Robin Williams committed suicide this week, he shocked a nation who had delighted for years in the bright light of his rapid-fire, witty humor. How should we as mental health professionals respond to such a public suicide?

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04
Aug

Therapists spend a good deal of time thinking about what might be called internal boundary issues of therapy. But what about external boundaries? Not too long ago, I had an experience that tested both my knowledge and resolve about therapeutic boundaries.

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Too often, physicians assume that the baseline diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease is correct and proceed accordingly. But is every case of presumptive cognitive impairment actually Alzheimer’s disease?

Spotlight

Congratulations to the Pop Quiz Challenge Winners!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Psych Congress Pop Quiz challenge. We’re pleased to congratulate grand prize winner Baowu Wang, MD, as well as runners up Lydia Weisser, DO, and Meredith Mona, MD. 

Exclusives

Mixed Features in DSM-5: Explaining a Confusing Change

Q&A with Roger S. McIntyre, MD, FRCPC, Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology at University of Toronto based on his APA session titled, "Treating Depression With DSM-5-Defined Mixed Specifier.”

Wed
20
Aug

Brief Interventions Inadequate for Problem Drug Use

Although brief interventions in primary care can make a difference for patients with risky alcohol use, similar mediations are ineffective for patients with problem drug use.

Tue
19
Aug

Fish-Eaters May Keep More Gray Matter in Old Age

Eating baked or broiled fish at least once a week may preserve parts of the brain that are hit hard by aging, according to a small new study.

Tue
19
Aug

Physician Gift Verification System Reopened, Review Period Extended

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Open Payments database is again online for physicians to verify gifts and payments received from the pharmaceutical and medical device companies in the latter half of 2013.

Mon
18
Aug

FDA Seeks More Data on Abuse-Resistant Pain Drug

Acura Pharmaceuticals Inc said the FDA indicated that the company may have to conduct an additional study to determine the abuse-deterrent capability of its experimental painkiller.