Psych Congress Year-Round

Psych Congress Steering Committee members discuss their favorite sessions and aspects of the 31st annual conference, held in Orlando, Fla. Oct. 25-28, 2018.


Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH

Is there any rationale for using both deutetrabenazine (Austedo) and valbenazine (Ingrezza) at the same time? Find out from Psych Congress cochair Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH.

Use the links here to see all of our coverage of sessions, speakers, and posters at Psych Congress 2018.

Psych Congress Steering Committee members discuss their favorite sessions and aspects of the 31st annual conference, held in Orlando Oct. 25-28, 2018.

Pratap R. Chokka

ORLANDO, Fla.—Patients with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) typically live with symptoms for more than 10 years before seeking treatment, Pratap R. Chokka, MD, FRCPC, told attendees at Psych Congress 2018.

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.



BLOG: This year’s Psych Congress returned, time and again, to the theme of us needing to reconnect with a larger experience of the world in order to find a path out of depression.

BLOG: It’s been 6 months since our friend and colleague Eric C. Arauz, MLER, passed away. His death was a blunt reminder to me that if we are going to care about and be attached to others, we will have to experience the grief of losing them.

BLOG: Hiking 250 miles in 25 days on the famed John Muir Trail in California’s Sierra Nevada this summer, I developed a deep intimacy with gravity.



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



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.

Psych Congress Steering Committee member Eric C. Arauz speaks at the re:Think presentation at the 2018 Elevate by Psych Congress conference. 



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.