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.

Articles

ORLANDO, Fla.—Rates and routes of prescription stimulant abuse among both adolescents and adults is concerning, suggests a pair of studies presented during a poster session at Psych Congress 2018.

ORLANDO, Fla—A novel agent for the treatment of schizophrenia is producing promising results in efficacy and safety trials. Researchers presented an overview of late-stage studies of the drug at Psych Congress 2018.

ORLANDO, Fla.—The atypical antipsychotic cariprazine outperformed placebo in reducing depressive symptoms in patients with bipolar I disorder, according to a poster presented at Psych Congress 2018.

ORLANDO, Fla.—Delivering a borderline personality disorder (BPD) diagnosis can feel tricky, leaving some clinicians afraid of sparking negative reactions and wondering if they should tell patients at all.

ORLANDO, Fla.—Mark Zimmerman, MD, addressed a pair of controversies in depression treatment at Psych Congress 2018: Are antidepressants only effective in patients with severe depression, and, in this population, does evidence suggest psychotherapy has little or no place in care?

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Blogs

BLOG: It is easy, in a time of brief therapy and outcome-driven health care, to want to bypass the most important thing we offer our patients—to allow them to be fully seen and witnessed.

BLOG: When one is playing big, they are often unaware that their presence is eclipsing others who might want to share the stage. Or worse yet, others who might wish to share the stage are seen as threats.

BLOG: For those of us who spend our lives helping our patients make meaningful change, the eclipse is a potent symbol of transformation.

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Posters

Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC; Nancy Daniels, PMHCS, RN; Amy Gonzales, PA-C; Suzanne Grantham, PMHNP; Joseph A Simpson, MD; Janice Veenhuizen, MD, FRCPC; Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH
Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC; Nancy Daniels, PMHCS, RN; Amy Gonzales, PA-C; Suzanne Grantham, PMHNP; Joseph A Simpson, MD; Janice Veenhuizen, MD, FRCPC; Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH
Quentin O'Brien, MPH; Purvi Smith, MS, MPH; Danielle Sender, MS; Jani Hegarty, BA
Bernd Wollschlaeger, MD, FAAFP, FASAM; Leslie Montejano, MA, CCRP; Tina Willson, PhD; Naoko Ronquest, PhD; Paul Juneau, MS; Vijay Nadipelli, BPharm, MS
Bernd Wollschlaeger, MD, FAAFP, FASAM; Leslie Montejano, MA, CCRP; Tina Willson, PhD; Naoko Ronquest, PhD; Vijay Nadipelli, BPharm, MS

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Video

See highlights from the 30th annual Psych Congress, held Sept. 16-19, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This short 9-minute, learner-friendly video is designed to introduce the BSDS and get you ready to use it today. The creator and narrator is Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC, a Psych Congress Steering Committee member.

GAD-7

A shortcoming in our field is the lack of in-depth knowledge about what this instrument is, how to interpret scores, and how to utilize the GAD-7 in everyday clinical practice.

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