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APA 2015 Coverage Ending 'Victim' Narrative Could Thwart Extremist Group Recruitment

Ending 'Victim' Narrative Could Thwart Extremist Group Recruitment

Extremist organizations attract vulnerable members by emphasizing victimization and sense of identity.

APA 2015 Coverage Rep. Kennedy: Psychiatrists Have Key Role in Health Reform

Rep. Kennedy: Psychiatrists Have Key Role in Health Reform

Mental health clinicians need to step up and educate the public, policymakers, and other health care providers on the importance of psychiatric care.

APA 2015 Coverage Experience Negatively Influences Psychiatrists' Response to Suicidal Patients

Experience Negatively Influences Psychiatrists' Response to Suicidal Patients

Fourth-year psychiatry residents had a more pessimistic outlook on their suicidal patients compared with first-year residents.

APA 2015 Coverage Venlafaxine May Benefit Older Patients With Depression, Chronic Pain

Venlafaxine May Benefit Older Patients With Depression, Chronic Pain

Study finds that high doses of the SNRI venlafaxine can alleviate depression and chronic pain in seniors.

APA 2015 Coverage Social Media's Impact on Psychiatrists and Patients

Social Media's Impact on Psychiatrists and Patients

Guidelines are needed in how patients and clinicians use social media to gain information about each other.

APA 2015 Coverage Antidepressants Modestly Help Kids with Disruptive Mood Disorder

Antidepressants Modestly Help Kids with Disruptive Mood Disorder

A small benefit was observed in children treated with antidepressants who had irritability, disruptive behaviors, and aggression.

APA 2015 Coverage New Screening Test Could Help Identify Binge-Eating Disorder

New Screening Test Could Help Identify Binge-Eating Disorder

The Binge Eating Disorder Screener-7 (BEDS-7) is a concise, patient-reported screening tool.

APA 2015 Coverage Epigenetic Marker May ID Future Alcohol-Use Disorder

Epigenetic Marker May ID Future Alcohol-Use Disorder

Hypermethylation in gene PPM1G is associated with behaviors that increase risk in adolescents for future alcohol-related problems.

APA 2015 Coverage Disrupted Sleep May Increase Suicidal Ideation in Students

Disrupted Sleep May Increase Suicidal Ideation in Students

Students who have sleep problems and have high stress have an elevated suicide risk.

APA 2015 Coverage Stigma Influences Psychiatrists in Disclosing Their Own Mental Illness

Stigma Influences Psychiatrists in Disclosing Their Own Mental Illness

Stigma and confidentiality are key concerns among psychiatrists in disclosing own mental illness.

APA 2015 Coverage Integrating Psychiatry Into Primary Care

Integrating Psychiatry Into Primary Care

Communication, location, and coordination are just three ways that psychiatrists can help improve collaboration with primary care.

APA 2015 Coverage Internet-Based Psychotherapy Intervention Improves Depression

Internet-Based Psychotherapy Intervention Improves Depression

Patients show greater depression improvement when CBT-focused Internet program added to treatment.

APA 2015 Coverage TMS Effective Adjunct Therapy in Treatment-Resistant Depression

TMS Effective Adjunct Therapy in Treatment-Resistant Depression

Patients who received TMS in addition to hospital stay, auxiliary therapy, and medication showed significant improvement in symptoms.

APA 2015 Coverage Survivors of Oklahoma City Bombing Experience 'Post-Traumatic Growth'

Survivors of Oklahoma City Bombing Experience 'Post-Traumatic Growth'

While many survivors still experience depression and anxiety, they also value life more and feel stronger.

APA 2015 Coverage Addressing Gender Inequality in Psychiatry

Addressing Gender Inequality in Psychiatry

APA past-president Carol A. Bernstein discusses how both male and female psychiatrists can help progress gender equality in psychiatry.

APA 2015 Coverage Evidence Mounting for Ketamine for Treatment-Resistant Depression

Evidence Mounting for Ketamine for Treatment-Resistant Depression

Ketamine and other drugs targeting the brain's NMDA receptors may benefit treatment-resistant depression.

APA 2015 Coverage Biomarkers Set To Advance Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders

Biomarkers Set To Advance Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders

Ongoing research indicates that biomarkers can predict the efficacy of an antipsychotic or potential side effects in a patient.

APA 2015 Coverage DSM-V PTSD Change Excludes Some Soldiers From Diagnosis

DSM-V PTSD Change Excludes Some Soldiers From Diagnosis

Some soldiers who would have met diagnosis under DSM-IV criteria are now diagnosed with adjustment disorder, which may impact their care.

APA 2015 Coverage New Treatments in Co-Morbid PTSD and Alcohol Addiction

New Treatments in Co-Morbid PTSD and Alcohol Addiction

New psychosocial and pharmacological treatments hold promise in better treating the disorders.

APA 2015 Coverage Tackling Treatment-Resistant Depression Using CBT

Tackling Treatment-Resistant Depression Using CBT

Using CBT to treat resistant depression requires more active care, but may be more beneficial for patients than usual care alone.

APA 2015 Coverage Medical Marijuana: What Psychiatrists Need to Know

Medical Marijuana: What Psychiatrists Need to Know

With growing calls for the use of cannabis in treating psychiatric conditions, psychiatrists need to be aware of the scientific evidence.

APA 2015 Coverage High Cholesterol May Improve Cognition in Schizophrenia

High Cholesterol May Improve Cognition in Schizophrenia

An evaluation of the CATIE trial finds high lipid levels may boost cognition in schizophrenia patients.

APA 2015 Coverage Psychiatrists Need Bigger Role in Civic Engagement

Psychiatrists Need Bigger Role in Civic Engagement

With gun violence on the rise and many mentally ill in the criminal justice system, psychiatrists should help to improve the situation.

APA 2015 Coverage APA 2015: A Preview of Psychiatry's Biggest Annual Meeting

APA 2015: A Preview of Psychiatry's Biggest Annual Meeting

Philip Muskin, MD, the American Psychiatric Association's scientific program committee chair, discusses the highlights of APA 2015.

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