psychiatry practice management

Haloperidol in the Emergency Department Setting

Haloperidol in the Emergency Department Setting

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Dr. Scott Zeller suggests it is time to move away from emergency intramuscular haloperidol.

Many Med Students Complain of Inadequate Mental Health Support

Many Med Students Complain of Inadequate Mental Health Support

Thirty percent of medical students said they experienced or received treatment for a mental health condition, and 15% considered suicide.

Mental Health 'Labels' Can Negatively Impact Treatment of Patients

Mental Health 'Labels' Can Negatively Impact Treatment of Patients

In an experiment, researchers found that clinicians assumed behaviors that were not present in diagnosing a patient.

Need for Psychiatrists More Urgent Than Ever

Need for Psychiatrists More Urgent Than Ever

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Over the next 5 years, 48% of psychiatrists are expected to retire.

Questions Linger Over Long-Term Use of Psychiatric Drugs

Questions Linger Over Long-Term Use of Psychiatric Drugs

One Danish scientist argues that the benefits of psychiatric drugs have been exaggerated and their harms minimized.

Some Exchange Plans May Violate ACA Mental Health Parity Law

Some Exchange Plans May Violate ACA Mental Health Parity Law

Study finds up to 25% of exchange plans may violate Affordable Care Act mandate requiring parity for mental health benefits.

History of Mental Health Treatment Focus of New Museum

History of Mental Health Treatment Focus of New Museum

The Bethlem Museum of the Mind, located just outside of London, chronicles how mental illness has been treated over hundreds of years.

Doctors' Clothing Affects Patient Trust

Doctors' Clothing Affects Patient Trust

Most patients have more trust and confidence in doctors when they are wearing formal attire or white coats.

Texting May Aid in Mental Health Treatment

Texting May Aid in Mental Health Treatment

Patients being treated for mental illness are more likely to use texting than download apps on their cell phones.

'Seinfeld' Teaches Medical Students About Psychiatric Disorders

'Seinfeld' Teaches Medical Students About Psychiatric Disorders

Psychiatry professor at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School uses episodes and characters in iconic sitcom to discuss mental illness.

Mental Illness Stigma Deters Medical Students From Psychiatry

Mental Illness Stigma Deters Medical Students From Psychiatry

Many medical students hold the same prejudices about mental illness that the general public does, which may be why few pursue psychiatry.

Training Corrections Officers on Mental Illness Promotes Prison Safety

Training Corrections Officers on Mental Illness Promotes Prison Safety

Corrections officers at a maximum-security prison in Oregon receive training in identifying mental illness symptoms and how to respond.

Changes to Psychiatric Drug Classification Proposed

Changes to Psychiatric Drug Classification Proposed

Group of psychiatrists believes the change in nomenclature will eliminate confusion for patients.

Treating Mental Illness Behind Bars

Treating Mental Illness Behind Bars

Jail diversion programs and improved access to outpatient mental health services would help reduce the number of mentally ill in prison.

BRAIN Initiative Could Reap Benefits for Psychiatry

BRAIN Initiative Could Reap Benefits for Psychiatry

Program will fund development of technologies that will provide a better understanding of neural processes in the brain.

Role of Mobile Technology in Psychiatry Set to Expand

Role of Mobile Technology in Psychiatry Set to Expand

Telemedicine, mental health apps and other kinds of technology will play an increasingly important role in the practice of psychiatry.

Psychiatric Patients Benefit from ACA Provisions

Psychiatric Patients Benefit from ACA Provisions

People who are eligible for Medicaid under expansion of program under the Affordable Care Act have higher incidence of mood and anxiety disorders.

Book Examines History, Difficulties Facing Psychiatry

Book Examines History, Difficulties Facing Psychiatry

"Our Necessary Shadow: The Nature and Meaning of Psychiatry" by Tom Burns provides an interesting discussion of the practice of psychiatry.

Psychiatric Drugs Account for Nearly 10% of Drug-Related ED Visits

Psychiatric Drugs Account for Nearly 10% of Drug-Related ED Visits

About 1 in 5 of the nearly 90,000 adverse psychiatric drug-related ED visits identified resulted in hospitalizations.

Meet the new Obama administration point person on the Affordable Care Act

Meet the new Obama administration point person on the Affordable Care Act

Sylvia Burwell confirmed on Thursday by a large Senate bipartisan vote and is expected to be sworn in on Monday

Premiums grew average of 10% before Affordable Care Act

Premiums grew average of 10% before Affordable Care Act

This was the first time that a national analysis of premiums had been conducted

Practices using patient-centered medical home with EHRs have improved quality of care

Practices using patient-centered medical home with EHRs have improved quality of care

Practices using the PCMH model improved their quality of care at a rate significantly higher than non-PCMH practices.

Is the DSM-5 chapter on somatic symptom disorder any better than DSM-IV somatoform disorder?

Is the DSM-5 chapter on somatic symptom disorder any better than DSM-IV somatoform disorder?

DSM-V provides an improvement, albeit moderate, over DSM-IV, particularly in eliminating the distinction between medically explained and unexplained symptoms.

Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders, and Dissociative Disorders in DSM-5

Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders, and Dissociative Disorders in DSM-5

The new DSM-5 chapter on obsessive-compulsive and related disorders contains some of the most substantial changes in the manual, including two new disorders: hoarding disorder and excoriation.

Adult Diagnostic and Functional Outcomes of DSM-5 Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder

Adult Diagnostic and Functional Outcomes of DSM-5 Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder

Criteria for new disorder in DSM-5, disruptive mood dysregulation disorder could predict adult diagnostic and functional issues.

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