General Psychiatry

Telemedicine visits have increased sharply in the US in recent years, with mental health visits one of the most common types. It's growing most rapidly in areas with a shortage of mental health specialists.

Articles

Elevated serum levels of early morning cortisol in otherwise healthy individuals are associated with impaired cognitive performance and structural changes in brain tissue, especially in women, according to findings from the Framingham Heart Study (FHS).

ORLANDO, Fla.—Suicide prevention experts discussed and debated the best ways to address rising suicide rates at a panel discussion and town hall event which concluded Psych Congress 2018.

ORLANDO, Fla.—“The important thing to be aware of is we can make a difference,” Richard Weisler, MD, said at a session on disaster mental health at Psych Congress 2018. “We can be there and help people.”

ORLANDO, Fla.—There is nothing trivial about a prescription medication’s package insert, Sheldon H. Preskorn, MD, advised attendees at his session on pharmacology and malpractice at Psych Congress 2018.

 Paul Zarkowski, MD

ORLANDO, Fla.—Today’s psychiatric formulary contains a vast number of medications, but just a few neurotransmitters to manipulate, Paul Zarkowski, MD, said. When additional medications are added, the actions of medications already being taken can be blocked, he said.

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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

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.

In a new study published in JAMA, researchers examined the brains of 202 deceased former football players—more than half of them from the National Football League (NFL)—for signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

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