Psych Congress Year-Round

Q&A: Psych Congress Featured Speaker Robin Carhart-Harris, PhD, addresses misconceptions surrounding psychedelics and discusses their potential therapeutic utility.


Should we treat patients who are on Suboxone or methadone with stimulants? Psych Congress cochair Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH, outlines several points to consider. 

Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH

Are medications for tardive dyskinesia effective in mild, moderate, or severe cases? Get the answer from Psych Congress cochair Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH.

Anna Lembke, MD

Q&A: Psychiatrist Anna Lembke, MD, discusses the state of the US prescription drug epidemic, our modern-day aversion to pain of all forms, and how her medical colleagues have reacted to her book’s provocative title.

Robin Carhart-Harris, PhD

Q&A: Psych Congress Featured Speaker Robin Carhart-Harris, PhD, addresses misconceptions surrounding psychedelics and discusses their potential therapeutic utility.


Sheldon H. Preskorn, MD, has spent 4 decades in the mental health field heavily involved in research. He recently reflected on changes he has seen in psychiatry over his career and where he sees the field and patient treatments headed.



BLOG: When I set out to walk 250 miles along the John Muir Trail this summer, I realized that before I left I learned of others’ fears about being alone for 4 weeks in the wilderness in the questions they would ask me. 

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



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.

Leslie Citrome, MD, MPH, discusses the link between schizophrenia and diabetes, the role of metabolic syndrome, weight gain from antipsychotics, and interventions for patients with schizophrenia.



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.