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.


Potentially harmful pharmaceuticals not listed on product labels were found in more than 700 over-the-counter dietary supplements, researchers report.

Online socializing may weaken the tie between pain and depression for older people, a study suggests.

LGBT adolescents are more likely than other kids their age to try to kill themselves, a new analysis confirms.

Sexual harassment and sexual abuse occur frequently and can harm physical and mental health, according to two studies from the U.S. and Europe published October 3 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Adults who have been hospitalized for psychiatric problems may be less likely to be readmitted when they get support from other patients who went through similar experiences, a UK study suggests.



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Edwin Kim, MD, Tara Krog, PhD, Jacqueline Pynn, MD
Ariana Murphy, MSEd, PD, Kristin Thomson, MHS, PA-C, Valerie Lederman, MS, PA-C
Kourtney Harrington, MD, Andrew Dentino, MD, FAPA, Rebecca Crow, DO, Bich-Thy Ngo, MD



Psych Congress Steering Committee members Andrew Penn, RN, MS, NP, CNS, APRN-BC, and Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC, discuss the latest research on the use of psychedelics with psychotherapy.

Psych Congress Steering Committee member Eric Arauz, MLER, explains the concept of therapeutic alliance.

Psych Congress Steering Committee member Eric Arauz, MLER, discusses secondary traumatic stress and how clinicians can help reduce it.