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From Elevate by Psych Congress

Behavioral health care must be better integrated with physical health care during and after pregnancy to sufficiently meet the needs of women with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs), Mousumi Mukerji, MSN, PMHNP-BC, CNM, said at Elevate by Psych Congress.
After seeing her mother struggle with dementia, Heidi Magyar, PsyD, ARNP, vowed to learn everything she could about the disease—for her own sake, as well as for her family and her patients.
When Hurricane Harvey struck in 2017, Houston, Texas psychiatrist Manizeh Mirza-Gruber, MD, saw her home, neighborhood, and city flooded. Her life was transformed— physically, spiritually, and emotionally.
J. Andrew Chacko, MD, MSE, FAPA, sees big problems with the state of health care and medicine today.
A multitude of factors contribute to a person being at risk of suicide, and clinicians need to understand those contributors in order to help prevent suicide, an expert told attendees at Elevate at Psych Congress.
Napoleon B. Higgins, Jr., MD, gave attendees at Elevate by Psych Congress an arsenal of practical tips for launching and advancing their careers—a topic he said most medical conferences have been reluctant to include.
Telepsychiatry can be a tool to bring much-needed mental health services to underserved populations, and its limitations can most often be overcome, Edward Kaftarian, MD, told attendees at Elevate by Psych Congress.
The recognition of the antidepressant effects of ketamine represents a transformative moment in the treatment of refractory depression, Michael E. Thase, MD, said at the opening session of the third annual Elevate by Psych Congress.
Insomnia complicates both the course and the treatment of depression, and is more likely to emerge before depression than during or after it, Karl Doghramji, MD, told attendees on the opening day of the third annual Elevate by Psych Congress conference.
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.
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