Psych Congress Year-Round

Steven Chan, MD, MBA, a clinical informaticist and practicing addiction psychiatry physician, will present “Work Smarter and Leave the Office on Time” at Elevate by Psych Congress, being held in Boston, Massachusetts, March 8-10, 2019.


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: Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water left me chewing on its deep psychological themes of archetypal shadow, paranoia, finding ourselves reflected in another, and the redemptive power of love.

BLOG: 319 days into 2017, we have had 391 mass shootings in the United States. That’s more than one each day this year. Sit with that for a moment.

BLOG: Recent qualitative studies on subjects treated with psilocybin may begin to help us understand the subjective experience caused by the drug that may lead to its antidepressant effects.



Steven Potkin, MD; Michael Tocco, PhD; Andrei Pikalov, MD, PhD; Jay Hsu, PhD; Josephine Cucchiaro, PhD; Antony Loebel, MD
Steven Potkin, MD; Michael Tocco, PhD; Yongcai Mao, PhD; Josephine Cucchiaro, PhD; Andrei Pikalov, MD, PhD; Antony Loebel, MD
Victor Sung, MD; Daniel O. Claassen, MD; Mary C. Edmondson, MD; Samuel Frank, MD; David Oakes, PhD; David Stamler, MD; Claudia M. Testa, MD, PhD



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.


Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC, a Psych Congress Steering Commitee member, explains the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9), the gold standard measurement tool in major depression.

Temple Grandin

Author and speaker Temple Grandin, PhD, explained the various sensory issues faced by young people who have autism, and the need for treatment to be tailored to those issues, during a talk at Psych Congress 2017.