General Psychiatry

A recent study found that people who had a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) had a higher risk of experiencing which mental health disorder(s) within the next 6 months? Get the answer here.

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A novel study that used Mendelian randomization to gauge whether physical activity reduces the risk of depression or depression leads to reduced physical activity has generated evidence for the former.

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A recent study found that people who had a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) had a higher risk of experiencing which mental health disorder(s) within the next 6 months? Get the answer here.

After a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), 1 in 5 patients went on to experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or major depressive disorder (MDD) within the next 6 months, according to a study published online in JAMA Psychiatry.

A growing number of people in the U.S. are taking benzodiazepines not just for anxiety or depression but also for chronic pain, researchers say.

Numerous studies have shown that aerobic exercise can improve cognition in seniors, but a small new study finds that vigorous workouts boost thinking skills in younger adults as well.

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BLOG: This piece is a departure from my usual missives on physician health and suicide. I want to share an experience I’m sure many readers have had, perhaps in a different form

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. 

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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.

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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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In this video, Mark Zimmerman, MD, discusses why borderline personality disorder (BPD) is under-recognized, comorbid conditions in BPD, when patients should be screened for BPD, and tools for screening for BPD.

Psychedelics researcher Robin Carhart-Harris, PhD, who delivered the opening session at Psych Congress 2018, spoke about the compounds at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

Psych Congress Steering Committee member Eric Arauz, MLER, explains the concept of “trauma informed” care and what it means for mental health professionals.

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