Psych Congress Year-Round

Michael Thase, MD, will review data on emerging medications for depression, outline the pathophysiology of depression, and discuss the limitations of available treatments in a session at the upcoming Psych Congress 2018 


Michael Thase, MD

Michael Thase, MD, will review data on emerging medications for depression, outline the pathophysiology of depression, and discuss the limitations of available treatments in a session at the upcoming Psych Congress 2018 conference.

Anticipate some significant changes in the treatment of schizophrenia over the next 10 years, from a move toward coordinated specialty care to harnessing the power of social media to help identify symptoms sooner, said John M. Kane, MD, who will speak on the topic at the upcoming Psych Congress.

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.

Rakesh Jain

Psych Congress cochair Rakesh Jain, MD, MPHlays out a 7-step plan for treating patients with ADHD who develop tolerance toward stimulants.

Charles Raison, MD

Psych Congress cochair Charles Raison, MD, gave attendees a “10,000-foot view” of what depression is at the Psych Congress Regionals meeting in Columbus Ohio, and will explore the idea more at the upcoming Psych Congress 2018 preconference.



BLOG: As mental health professionals, we have the opportunities to be leaders within our communities to help address this problem. Let’s lead by example to make talking about mental health and suicide as normal as talking about the game last night or what you’re doing this weekend.

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



Get tips from Psych Congress experts on practical issues faced by mental health clinicians, including burnout, malpractice exposure, finding employment, and using technology in practice.
Get expert insight on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, major depressive disorder, and addiction, gleaned from presentations at the 2018 Elevate by Psych Congress conference.
NEW ORLEANS—As the 30th annual Psych Congress opened, the meeting's cochairs took attendees on a trip back through 6 key developments which have shaped the field of psychiatry.


Srihari Gopal, MD, MHS; Haiyan Xu, PhD; Kelly McQuarrie, BSN; Adam Savitz, PhD; Isaac Nuamah, PhD; Kimberly Woodruff, PharmD, PhD; Maju Mathews, MD
Arif Pendi, MS; Jahanzeb Ashraf, MS; Kate Wolitzky-Taylor, PhD; Samir Abou El Magd, MD; Sherif Gohar, MD; Mohamed Khalil, MD; Feng-Jen Tsai, PhD, LLM; Ciny Liu, student; Danny Lee, BS, BA; David Baron, DO, MSEd
Willie Earley, MD; Suresh Durgam, MD; Kaifeng Lu, PhD; György Németh, MD; Akshar Patel, MD; István Laszlovszky, PharmD, PhD
Branislav Mancevski, MD; Katie Ashcroft, DClinPsy; John Carter, MS; Edward Kim, MD, MBA



Psych Congress Steering Committee member Jon Draud, MD, MS, discusses the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in psychiatry, including its benefits, side effects, and potential applications.

Drs. Raison and Patrick

Psych Congress cochair Charles Raison, MD, recently discussed his research and perspectives in an extensive interview with Rhonda Perciavalle Patrick, PhD, who runs the FoundMyFitness website.

Julie Carbray, PhD, FPMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, APRN, discusses why bipolar disorder is often misdiagnosed, differentiating bipolar disorder from depression and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and signs of disruptive mood dysregulation disorder.



Two members of the Psych Congress Steering Committee have been featured on an ABC News podcast which grew out of a newsman's newfound interest in meditation.