General Psychiatry

A systematic review of 10 studies found that people with depression and which comorbid condition experienced little to no relief from depression symptoms when taking antidepressants?


People who exercise may experience symptoms of mental health disorders less often, a U.S. study suggests. That may be true even when the exercise involves doing household chores, researchers found.

One quarter of older adults prescribed benzodiazepines may go on to long-term use, warns a new study published online in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Treatment with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) may help reduce symptoms of anxiety, according to a new study published in JAMA Network Open.

Robin Carhart-Harris, PhD

Psych Congress featured speaker Robin Carhart-Harris, PhD, addresses misconceptions surrounding psychedelics and discusses their potential therapeutic utility.

The medical establishment may finally be coming to grips with the issue of physician burnout. The evidence: two studies on the topic in the Journal of the American Medical Association.



BLOG: It’s been 6 months since our friend and colleague Eric C. Arauz, MLER, passed away. His death was a blunt reminder to me that if we are going to care about and be attached to others, we will have to experience the grief of losing them.

BLOG: Hiking 250 miles in 25 days on the famed John Muir Trail in California’s Sierra Nevada this summer, I developed a deep intimacy with gravity.

BLOG: Over the last few weeks, despite so much turmoil and unsettling polarization in our country and around the world, I’ve been struck by the number of times the word “kindness” has brightened my encounters with others.



Get tips from Psych Congress experts on practical issues faced by mental health clinicians, including burnout, malpractice exposure, finding employment, and using technology in practice.
NEW ORLEANS—As the 30th annual Psych Congress opened, the meeting's cochairs took attendees on a trip back through 6 key developments which have shaped the field of psychiatry.


David G Brock, MD; W. Scott West, MD; Todd Hutton, MD; Kenneth P. Pages, MD; Timothy J. Kane, MD
Rikinkumar Patel, MD, MPH; Mandeep Kaur, MD; Ahmed Elmaadawi, MD; Zeeshan Mansuri, MD, MPH; Kaushal Shah, MBBS, MPH; Suhayl Nasr, MD
Arif Pendi, MS; Jeffrey Wang, MD; Frank Acosta, MD; Rana Movahedi, MD; David Safani, MD, MBA; Alan Shahbazi, MS; Adana Melkonian, MS; Gligor Gucev, MD, EdD



Steven Chan, MD, MBA, weighs in on how he expects technology to change psychiatry in the next 5 years.

Steven Chan, MD, MBA, discusses steps clinicians can take to get started with digital tools, potential pitfalls to be aware of, and how to evaluate mobile apps for patients.

Steven Chan, MD, MBA, explains the Clinical Informatics medical subspecialty. Dr. Chan is the inaugural Clinical Informatics Fellow at the University of California San Francisco.