General Psychiatry

Changes in communication levels within a subnetwork between the amygdala and hippocampus predict changes in mood, researchers report, based on a study in humans.

Articles

Although suicide occurs twice as often as homicide in the United States, the public believes the opposite, according to a study on gun violence and leading causes of death published online in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Changes in communication levels within a subnetwork between the amygdala and hippocampus predict changes in mood, researchers report, based on a study in humans.

NEW YORK—A study from Colorado suggests that many young children are being exposed secondhand to marijuana smoke in the home and more research is needed to understand the potential harms, the study teams says.

Use the links below to see all of our coverage of sessions, speakers, and posters at Psych Congress 2018.

Even though there are still a lot of unknowns about the effects of marijuana exposure in the womb and from breast milk, research to date still suggests that pregnant and nursing women avoid cannabis, U.S. doctors recommend.

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Blogs

BLOG: September 17, 2018 was designated as the first National Physician Suicide Awareness Day in this country. All of us in the mental health community can be grateful for the pioneering and hard work of Dr. Loice Swisher, who took the lead in making this happen.

BLOG: When I set out to walk 250 miles along the John Muir Trail this summer, I realized that before I left I learned of others’ fears about being alone for 4 weeks in the wilderness in the questions they would ask me. 

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.

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Slideshows

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.

Posters

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

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Video

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

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

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.

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