Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Donna Norris Honored During APA Annual Meeting

Donna Norris Recognized for Efforts on Behalf of Women, Minorities
Donna Norris, M.D., is being presented with the 2012 Jeanne M. Spurlock, M.D., Social Justice Award by the Association of Women Psychiatrists (AWP) in conjunction with APA’s 2012 annual meeting. She will receive the award during the joint meeting of the AWP and APA’s Women’s Caucus at the AWP Annual Awards Evening tonight. Norris is being recognized for her extraordinary dedication to and creative leadership efforts in the personal and professional development of women and minorities. Norris, a former speaker of the APA Assembly, is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical
School and an editor of the new book Women in Psychiatry: Personal Perspectives by American Psychiatric Publishing.

Untangling Psychiatric Myths From Truth
During her training, Sparsha Reddy, M.D., suspected that many of the “facts” she had learned were actually anecdotes, which, through repetition, had evolved from “rules of thumb” to “accepted truth.” To pursue this idea, she asked several distinguished experts in her future subspecialty to present their own favorite examples. Read more here.

Experts Discuss PTSD Treatments
As a result of concern for this country’s returning combat veterans, much attention has been devoted to PTSD in the past several years. The Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs as well as the National Institutes of Health have sponsored a variety of investigations into pharmacological and psychotherapy treatments as well as alternative treatment modalities and methods, according to Col. David Benedek, M.C. Read more.


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