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Technology transforming the practice of psychiatry – Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network

Technology transforming the practice of psychiatry – Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network

KAUAI, HAWAII – The way Dr. James (Jay) H. Shore sees it, current advances in technology are transforming the practice of psychiatry more than at any other time in history. “The information age holds this beautiful promise of crossing the quality chasm and getting to a patient-centered health care where we’re moving from centralization to […]

Try antidepressants and CBT for anxiety in older adults – Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network

Try antidepressants and CBT for anxiety in older adults – Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network

LA JOLLA, CALIF. – When older adults with generalized anxiety disorder ask Julie Wetherell, Ph.D., for a nonmedication approach to deal with their symptoms, she faces a certain quandary. “One of the most striking things to me as a psychotherapist working with older adults is how relatively ineffective psychotherapy is for anxiety in later life, […]

Findings underscore value of support in late-life depression – Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network

Findings underscore value of support in late-life depression – Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network

LOS ANGELES – Several types of psychotherapy are effective for late-life depression, studies show. However, the type of control used in those studies plays an important role in the magnitude of the effect size, findings from a systematic review and meta-analysis suggest. The findings underscore the value of the supportive aspects of care and the […]

Providers order fewer tests when fees are listed – Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network

Providers order fewer tests when fees are listed – Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network

Providers order slightly fewer laboratory tests when presented with cost information at the time of ordering, and adopting this tactic on a widespread basis might help reduce the number of inappropriately ordered diagnostic tests, researchers from Johns Hopkins University found. Dr. Leonard S. Feldman and his colleagues compared ordering behavior among all providers, including nonphysicians, […]

Barriers to care numerous for prenatal, postpartum mental health – Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network

Barriers to care numerous for prenatal, postpartum mental health – Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network

LA JOLLA, CALIF. – An estimated one in five pregnant and postpartum women have significant mental health problems, yet few seek help, Pec Indman, Ed.D., M.F.T., said at the annual meeting of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. “Many things get in the way of women getting the help they need, including the cost […]

Cancer patients embrace pioneer assisted-suicide program – Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network

Cancer patients embrace pioneer assisted-suicide program – Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network

The Death with Dignity program, a pioneering program that includes medically assisted suicide for competent, terminally ill adults treated at a comprehensive cancer center in Seattle, has been well accepted by patients, families, and clinicians, according to a report published online April 11 in the New England Journal of Medicine. The report details the experience […]

Feds bolster efforts to understand the human brain – Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network

Feds bolster efforts to understand the human brain – Clinical Psychiatry News Digital Network

President Obama is calling on neuroscientists inside and outside of the federal government to join an ambitious effort to understand and map the activity of the human brain. If successful, this basic science work could lay the foundation for effective treatment and prevention strategies for many neurologic and psychiatric diseases. Right now, scientists are able […]

Fifth Annual Joan and Stanford Alexander Award in Psychiatry honors Dr. Helen … – BCM News

Fifth Annual Joan and Stanford Alexander Award in Psychiatry honors Dr. Helen … – BCM News

HOUSTON — (April 8, 2013) — Dr. Helen Mayberg, an expert in depression and the use of deep brain stimulation for treatment resistant depression, is the recipient of the 2013 Joan and Stanford Alexander Award in Psychiatry.The award was established in honor of Dr. Stuart Yudofsky, professor and chair of the Menninger Department of Psychiatry […]

Treating Depression With Psychiatry and Faith – Huffington Post

Treating Depression With Psychiatry and Faith – Huffington Post

I met Aaron Kheriaty, M.D. while I was working on a wire-service story about the Psychiatry & Spirituality Forum at the University of California, Irvine, where he is director of residency training and medical education in the department of psychiatry. My interest in Kheriaty’s work was both personal and professional. As a religion reporter, I […]

Working With Veterans and Military Families By Kate Jackson Social Work Today Vol. 13 No. 2 P. 12

Working With Veterans and Military Families By Kate Jackson Social Work Today Vol. 13 No. 2 P. 12

With veterans and military families, “meeting clients where they are” may require additional training, and social workers are preparing to address this challenge. Soldiers coming home from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars share the age-old grievances of all warriors throughout history, such as grief, bodily injury, combat stress, fatigue, and emotional anguish. Added to these […]

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