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.


ORLANDO, Fla.—Physicians in the United States continue to prescribe too many opioids for their patients, despite years of increased focus on the country’s deadly opioid epidemic, Anna Lembke, MD, told attendees at Psych Congress 2018.

ORLANDO, Fla.—There is nothing trivial about a prescription medication’s package insert, Sheldon H. Preskorn, MD, advised attendees at his session on pharmacology and malpractice at Psych Congress 2018.

ORLANDO, Fla.—Sodium oxybate demonstrated long-term efficacy in the treatment of narcolepsy in pediatric patients, with a safety profile consistent with that seen in adults, according to study results presented at Psych Congress 2018.

ORLANDO, Fla.—In adults with binge-eating disorder, dasotraline was linked with significant gains in behavioral and psychological outcomes, compared with placebo, researchers reported at Psych Congress 2018.

ORLANDO, Fla.—Brexpiprazole demonstrated “robust efficacy” in the treatment of patients with schizophrenia who have severe psychotic symptoms, researchers reported at Psych Congress 2018.



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.



Bernhard Baune, PhD, MD, MPH, FRANZCP; Mélanie Brignone, Pharm D, MSc; Klaus Groes Larsen, MSc, PhD
Stephen Marder, MD; Robert Hauser, MD; Scott Siegert, PharmD; Clinton Wright, PharmD; Christopher O'Brien, MD
Joyce Tsai, PhD; Yongcai Mao, PhD; Daisy Ng-Mak, PhD; Andrei Pikalov, MD, PhD; Antony Loebel, MD
Alan Swann, MD; Joyce Tsai, PhD; Yongcai Mao, PhD; Andrei Pikalov, MD, PhD; Antony Loebel, MD
Andrei Pikalov, MD; PhD; Joyce Tsai, PhD; Yongcai Mao, PhD; Josephine Cucchiaro, PhD; Antony Loebel, MD



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.



Listen as Psych Congress Steering Committee member Charles Raison, MD, discusses a book he coauthored, The New Mind-Body Science of Depression, with David Van Nuys, PhD, on Shrink Rap Radio.