Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Responding to Mental Health Needs of U.S. Service Members and More From Annual Meeting

Highlights from Day Five

Our coverage of APA’s 2016 Annual Meeting continues with a discussion of the mental health needs of members of the U.S. Marine Corps; scenarios consulting psychiatrists in collaborative care networks will likely face; and reflections by patients and clinicians on the effectiveness of ECT.

Marine Commandant Asks APA Members to Join in Care of U.S. Marines

Robert B. Neller
The Marine Corps trains its recruits to be tough, resilient, adaptable in overcoming obstacles, and most of all, to be members of a team, Gen. Robert B. Neller, commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, said yesterday at APA’s Annual Meeting. When something happens, that sense of cohesion usually sustains them. But not always. Read More >

Columbia University Residents Win 2016 MindGames Competition

MindGames winners
Residents from Columbia University emerged victorious in the MindGames competition at APA’s Annual Meeting last night. The “Jeopardy”-like competition—which challenges psychiatry residents’ knowledge of medicine in general, psychiatry in particular, and patient-care issues—has become a popular attraction at APA’s Annual Meeting. Read More and Watch Video >

Curbside Consultation in Collaborative Care Is All About Education

Lori Rainey
Curbside consultation with primary care is an essential skill for psychiatrists participating in collaborative care networks. During a lecture yesterday at APA’s Annual Meeting, psychiatrists had the chance to practice common scenarios that consulting psychiatrists in a collaborative care network might face. Read More >

Kitty Dukakis, Veterans Share Personal Stories of the Effectiveness of ECT

Kitty Dukakis
Former first lady of Massachusetts Kitty Dukakis joined with several veterans and clinician scientists on Monday to discuss the effectiveness of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and the need for greater access to ECT in Veterans Health Administration facilities. Read More >

ECT May Help Patients With Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia

Georgios Petrides, M.D.
If you have a patient with schizophrenia who is not responding fully to medication, you may want to consider referring them for ECT, Georgios Petrides, M.D., of the Zucker Hillside Hospital, explains to Psychiatric News. Watch Video >

Glen Gabbard, M.D., on Opportunities for Psychiatrists After Retirement

Glen Gabbard, M.D.
“Retirement is not about leaving something, it’s about going to something” said Glen Gabbard, M.D., a clinical professor of psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine, on Sunday during the Annual Meeting session “The Aging Physician: Possibilities and Perils of Senior Psychiatrists.” Gabbard explains the ways that psychiatrists nearing retirement can find new opportunities in their post-career life. Watch Video >


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