Sunday, May 6, 2012

Highlights From APA's 2012 Annual Meeting

APA's 2012 annual meeting is taking place in Philadelphia. From now through the end of the meeting on May 9, you will receive highlights of meeting events and scientific sessions.

Complexities of Therapeutic Process Raise Difficult Issues
When should transference work be used in psychodynamic psychotherapy? That was one of the questions addressed by Glen O. Gabbard, M.D., in a master course titled “Challenges in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy” at APA’s 2012 annual meeting in Philadelphia today.

Findings on Deep Brain Stimulation Open Doors to Rethinking Depression Treatment
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) may be an effective intervention for treatment-resistant depression, offering a way to reconceptualize depression and its treatment, said Helen Mayberg, M.D., at APA’s annual meeting today. She was one of the meeting’s “Frontiers in Science” lecturers.

Holistic Approach to Youth With Psychosis, Substance Abuse Promotes Recovery
A holistic approach to the treatment of young people who have experienced a first episode of psychosis and who also have co-occurring alcohol and substance abuse disorders may prevent years of disability. Robert Drake, M.D., Ph.D., expounded on that theme at APA's 2012 annual meeting.

Get Expert Guidance on CBT
In this video, Jesse Wright, M.D., discusses his work in cognitive-behavior therapy and the books he has cowritten for American Psychiatric Publishing. To learn more, click on the headline and watch the video.


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