The American Psychiatric Association will host their 167th Annual Meeting May 3-7 in New York, NY. The event will offer innovative and educational sessions on today's most important issues in mental health. Check back here for continuing full conference coverage, or sign up
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NIMH Efforts Seek Personalized Medicine Approaches to Prevent Brain Disorders
Thomas R. Insel, MD, the director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), started his talk with a grim picture of the nation's mental health: a January 2013 report from the Institute of Medicine found that mortality rates for US men and women under 50 years ranked last and near last, respectively, among 18 developed countries, with causes including car accidents, gun violence, and drug overdoses.
Integrated Care No Longer an Afterthought at APA
In 2010, the topic of integrated care in mental health was still at the edges of practice, so much so that the topic only merited a single workshop at the meeting of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in New Orleans.
Practical Ideas for Implementing Collaborative Care
The theory behind integrated care models in mental health is easy to grasp: Those who have depression or anxiety often have other problems, such as high blood pressure or unexplained pain, so having a psychiatrist collaborate with a primary care physician (PCP) makes sense.
Editor Shares Practical Road Map Through Maze of Therapy Options
Attendees at the 167th Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), convening at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City, appreciated Sunday's opportunity to hash out practical day-to-day issues at Meet the Author: Evidence-Based Guide to Antidepressant Medications and Antipsychotic Medications, with editor Anthony J. Rothschild, MD, director of the Center for Psychopharmacologic Research and Treatment, at University of Massachusetts Medical School.