Psych Congress Year-Round

As a community college comedy instructor, David Granirer noticed how life-changing it could be for someone to take on and conquer the challenge of performing as a stand-up comedian.

So, in 2004, Granirer founded Stand Up For Mental Health and began teaching people with mental health issues how to perform stand-up comedy — as a way to help build their confidence as well as reduce public stigma around mental illness. 

Articles

Julie Carbray

Psych Congress Steering Committee member Julie Carbray, PhD, FPMHNP, PMHCNS, discusses how to tell the difference between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and past trauma. 

David Granirer

As a community college comedy instructor, David Granirer noticed how life-changing it could be for someone to take on and conquer the challenge of performing as a stand-up comedian.

Vladimir Maletic

Dextromethorphan (DM) has long been in use as an ingredient in cough medicines. More recently, in combination with quinidine (DM/Q), it has been approved as a treatment for pseudobulbar affect. But what does the research say about using it to treat mood disorders?

Vladimir Maletic

Psych Congress Steering Committee member Vladimir Maletic, MD, MS, discusses whether inflammation has a role in the underpinnings of schizophrenia, and if anti-inflammatory treatments could have benefit.

Vladimir Maletic

In this installment of "Your Questions Answered," Psych Congress Steering Committee member Vladimir Maletic, MD, MS, discusses the role of cannabidiol (CBD) in the treatment of psychiatric disorders.

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Blogs

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.

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Slideshows

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.

Posters

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

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Video

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.

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.

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Audio

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.

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