General Psychiatry

Psychiatric disorders share a number of genetic features, whereas neurological disorders do not, according to new research from The Brainstorm Consortium.

Articles

Dehydration can impair a person's ability to think clearly, a new study suggests. Researchers found that athletes who lost fluid equal to 2 percent their weight took a hit to their cognition.

Marijuana smoking increases the risk of cough, sputum production, and wheezing, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.

During the first 90 days of concurrent opioid and benzodiazepine use, the risk of overdose is 5 times higher than with opioid use alone, according to a study published online in JAMA Network Open.

Psychiatric disorders share a number of genetic features, whereas neurological disorders do not, according to new research from The Brainstorm Consortium.

Strong sibling ties can help buffer adolescents from the stress of witnessing parents' battles and unresolved conflicts, a small study suggests.

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Blogs

BLOG: Four women who have been bereaved by the loss of a physician loved one to suicide shared their stories at a  recent workshop. They were gripping, heartfelt, moving and evocative.

BLOG: As mental health professionals, we have the opportunities to be leaders within our communities to help address this problem. Let’s lead by example to make talking about mental health and suicide as normal as talking about the game last night or what you’re doing this weekend.

BLOG: Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and The Botany of Desire, has turned his spotlight of curiosity onto the subject of psychedelics with his new book How to Change Your Mind.

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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

Dr. Jain gives an overview of the various topics presented throughout the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting.

Rakesh Jain, MD, discusses new developments from the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, including the release of DSM-5, the use of ketamine, and new brain exercises.

Drs. Raison and Patrick

Psych Congress cochair Charles Raison, MD, recently discussed his research and perspectives in an extensive interview with Rhonda Perciavalle Patrick, PhD, who runs the FoundMyFitness website.

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