General Psychiatry

A nationwide study in Denmark suggests a link between infections in childhood and adolescence and increased risk of subsequent mental disorders.


Maria Mangini, PhD, FNP-BC

Twenty-nine states and Washington, D.C. currently allow medical cannabis, but concern about the consequences of recommending its use still runs high among practitioners. Maria Mangini, PhD, FNP-BC, will sort out the issue in a presentation at the upcoming Psych Congress.

How the media reports on suicides may impact whether others decide to kill themselves in the days following the original death, a study suggests.

Police killings of unarmed black people are associated with worse mental health for African-Americans across the country, even when they have no direct connection to the deaths, a U.S. study suggests.

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.



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David Crumpacker, MD; Jonathan Fellus, MD; Daniel Kantor, MD; Benjamin Rix Brooks, MD; Randall Kaye, MD



Eric Arauz is the keynote speaker at 2013 Psych Congress. In this video, he explains why he chose to speak at Psych Congress and what clinicians can expect to hear.

In Part 2 of this video, Dr. Mark Zimmerman talks about how patients define remission, future studies involving the Remission from Depression Questionnaire (RDQ), and how clinicians can obtain a copy of the RDQ.

David Scheiderer, MBA, MD, Director of Education at Integrative Psychiatry in Sarasota, Florida, offers highlights from his symposium at the American Psychiatric Association Meeting.