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.


ORLANDO, Fla.—Delivering a borderline personality disorder (BPD) diagnosis can feel tricky, leaving some clinicians afraid of sparking negative reactions and wondering if they should tell patients at all.

People with major depressive disorder may be biologically older than their chronologic age, a study published in The American Journal of Psychiatry suggests.

Long-term use of benzodiazepines may increase the risk of death by suicide in patients with both chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a study published online.

People with restless legs syndrome may be more likely to think about suicide or to actually make plans to take their own lives, compared to people without the troublesome condition, a new study suggests.

New guidelines from the European Psychiatric Association promote exercise as a core part of treatment for severe mental illnesses, including major depressive disorder and schizophrenia.



BLOG: Although the figures are old, data showing that women physicians die by suicide at rates 2.27 times that of women in general are very puzzling—and disturbing.

BLOG: Since this is my first blog post for Psych Congress Network, let me tell you a little bit about my journey. I am a mid-career certified nurse-midwife who along the way developed a burning interest in mental health and neuroscience.

BLOG: Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water left me chewing on its deep psychological themes of archetypal shadow, paranoia, finding ourselves reflected in another, and the redemptive power of love.



Zia Chaudhry, MD, PhD; Lorna Khensouvann, MS; Kathryn Gardner, MS; Michelle Martinez, BS; Jay Lombard, DO
Carmela Benson, MS, MSHP; Jennifer H. Lin, PhD; Christopher D. Pericone, PhD; Neeta Tandon, MS; Larry Alphs, MD, PhD
Andrea E. Formella, PharmD; David N. Alexander, MD; Andrew J. Cutler, MD; Stephen D'Amico, MD; Flora M. Hammond, MD; William Sauve, MD; Richard D. Zorowitz, MD; Joao Siffert, MD
William Sauve, MD; David N. Alexander, MD; Andrew J. Cutler, MD; Stephen D'Amico, MD; Flora M. Hammond, MD; Richard D. Zorowitz, MD; Andrea E. Formella, PharmD; Joao Siffert, MD
Marion Wolf, MD, Aron Mosnaim, PhD



Psych Congress Steering Committee member Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC discusses the role of sleep in mental wellness, recommended sleep strategies, and increasing patient adherence.

Jeffrey Swanson, PhD, speaks about the prevalence of serious mental illness in the US. Dr. Swanson is Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina.

Psych Congress Steering Committee member Andrew Penn, RN, MS, NP, CNS, APRN-BC, discusses strategies that clinicians can use to engage with patients who are using cannabis.