Psych Congress Year-Round

Clinicians who have wished for a team to consult on-the-spot, say about a rare condition or the pros and cons of a treatment approach, may benefit from a collaborative case-solving workshop at Elevate by Psych Congress in Boston, Massachusetts, March 8-10.


In this series, Psych Congress Steering Committee member Vladimir Maletic, MD, MS, describes changes he has made in his clinical practice in the past year in response to new research.

Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH

Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH wants mental health professionals to rethink fibromyalgia. Though the disease has historically been characterized only as a pain disorder—and its treatment has focused on relieving only pain symptoms, resulting in mixed outcome results—Dr. Jain says that recent research has shown fibromyalgia to be a “true biopyschosocial disorder,” and that psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety and sleep problems are often precursors for the disease.