Psych Congress 2018

The annual Psych Congress, held in Orlando, Florida, from October 25-28, 2018, brings together members of the entire mental health team to improve patient outcomes through education. Attendees gain insights into current and emerging treatment strategies and learn how to implement measurement-based care in everyday practice.
Addition of Opioid Antagonist Deflects Abuse Potential of Novel Antidepressant
May 10, 2018
In a poster presentation at the 73rd Annual Scientific Convention of the Society of Biological Psychiatry meeting in New York, New York, May 10 to 12, researchers reported on the ability of the addition of an opioid receptor antagonist to address the abuse potential of an adjunctive investigational drug therapy for major depressive disorder (MDD).
 
December 21, 2018
The easiest to treat patients are those who have not been ill too long, who don’t have a lot of complicating conditions, who have become depressed at a time in their life where there are clear cut, stressful factors, and who have ample social support, explained Michael Thase, MD, professor of psychiatry and director of the Mood and Anxiety Program at the University of Pennsylvania.
December 18, 2018
W. Clay Jackson, MD, DipTh, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry, department of family medicine, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, discusses factors leading to and telltale signs of clinician burnout, best practices for addressing burnout, and how well the United States health system addresses burnout.
December 05, 2018
There is a subset of patients who don't respond to monoamine modulating antidepressants, so there has been a focus on looking for other potential pathways for treatment, said Michael Thase, MD, professor of psychiatry and director of the Mood and Anxiety Program at the University of Pennsylvania.
December 02, 2018
W. Clay Jackson, MD, DipTh, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry, department of family medicine, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, discusses how clinician burnout impacts not only personal outcomes, but also patient outcomes.
November 21, 2018
Family physicians and internists, as well as emergency medicine and critical care medicine have the highest rates of clinician burnout, said W. Clay Jackson, MD, DipTh, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry, department of family medicine, University of Tennessee College of Medicine.
November 19, 2018
Stigma is less prevalent now than it was 20 or 30 years ago, but people still often equate depression with weakness, explained Michael Thase, MD, professor of psychiatry and director of the Mood and Anxiety Program at the University of Pennsylvania.
October 29, 2018
Medications for autism spectrum disorder should not replace an effective behavior plan, according to a presentation at Psych Congress 2018. A psychiatrist with 2 twin brothers with the disorder, as well as a daughter, shared her experiences in a presentation called “My Personal and Professional Journey Through Autism: Update on Autism Treatment Through the Lifespan.”
October 28, 2018
Patient and family engagement is important for ensuring positive clinical outcomes in schizophrenia, which can affect a patient's insight and judgement, explained John Kane, MD, professor and chairman, department of psychiatry, The Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, The Zucker Hillside Hospital.
October 28, 2018
There are challenges with diagnosing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and bipolar disorder because of overlapping symptoms, explained Michael First, MD, professor of clinical psychiatry, Columbia University New York State Psychiatric Institute.
October 28, 2018
A phase 3 study of ALKS 3831 idemonstrated greater antipsychotic efficacy compared with placebo, as measured by rating scales, according to a poster presented at Psych Congress 2018.
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