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.

Articles

Dr. Kaftarian

Edward Kaftarian, MD, chief executive officer of Orbit Health Telepsychiatry, Encino, California, will share his zeal for telepsychiatry at Elevate by Psych Congress in Boston, Massachusetts, March 8-10, 2019.

Adults who develop type 2 diabetes before age 40 have an excess of hospitalizations during their lifetime, including an "unexpectedly" large burden of serious mental illness in young adulthood, according to a population-based study from Hong Kong.

Danielle Johnson, MD, FAPA

Clinicians who have wished for a team to consult on-the-spot, say about a rare condition or the pros and cons of a treatment approach, may benefit from a collaborative case-solving workshop at Elevate by Psych Congress.

Having post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression treated with antidepressants, or mental illness in general is linked with an increased risk of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder, according to a study published online in Neurology.

Video games are compelling, but does playing them too much constitute a medical condition? The gaming industry is trying to avoid "gaming disorder" becoming a formally recognized ailment.

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Blogs

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.

BLOG: My husband and I have just returned from a gay cruise in the Caribbean. I want to share some observations with readers of this blog, especially those who treat gay physicians.

BLOG: Of the things that struck me the most at our Elevate conference this year was several presenters sharing their own personal experiences with psychotherapy.

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Posters

Victor Sung, MD; Daniel O. Claassen, MD; Mary C. Edmondson, MD; Samuel Frank, MD; David Oakes, PhD; David Stamler, MD; Claudia M. Testa, MD, PhD
Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC; Nancy Daniels, PMHCS, RN; Amy Gonzales, PA-C; Suzanne Grantham, PMHNP; Joseph A Simpson, MD; Janice Veenhuizen, MD, FRCPC; Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH
Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC; Nancy Daniels, PMHCS, RN; Amy Gonzales, PA-C; Suzanne Grantham, PMHNP; Joseph A Simpson, MD; Janice Veenhuizen, MD, FRCPC; Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH
Quentin O'Brien, MPH; Purvi Smith, MS, MPH; Danielle Sender, MS; Jani Hegarty, BA
Hubert H. Fernandez, MD; Stewart A. Factor, DO; Joohi Jimenez-Shahed, MD; William Ondo, MD; Mat D. Davis, PhD; David Stamler, MD; Robert A. Hauser, MD, MBA

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Video

Kevin Berthia

See an interview with suicide prevention advocate Kevin Berthia televised on KTVU in the San Francisco, California area. 

J. John Mann, MD, of Columbia University, and Charles Raison, MD, Psych Congress Steering Committee member, discuss which questions clinicians should ask to best evaluate suicide risk.

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.

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