Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Ted Kennedy Presents Convocation Lecture

APA's 2012 annual meeting continues in Philadelphia. Here's more news from the meeting.

Ted Kennedy Jr. Brings Message of Support to Psychiatrists
Last night at APA’s Convocation of Distinguished Fellows, Edward “Ted” Kennedy Jr. urged psychiatrists to be active advocates for their patients and their practices in state and federal legislative bodies. His address came exactly 20 years after his father—the renowned late senator from Massachusetts—spoke at APA’s Convocation. Read more here.

Schizophrenia Expert Proposes New Model for Understanding Psychosis
Psychosis may be essentially a disorder of learning and memory mediated by impaired glutamate signaling in the hippocampus, causing disruptions in synaptic encoding of memories, according to schizophrenia expert Carol Tamminga, M.D. Read more here.

Understanding Group Dynamics Key to Eliminating Bullying
Can we eliminate bullying from our schools and communities? The answer is complicated but taking certain steps advised by psychiatrist Stuart Twemlow, M.D., can lead to positive outcomes. Read more here.

Motivational Interviewing Supports Behavioral Change
Fundamentally, motivational interviewing is not a method or a “bag of tricks,” not something that can be done to someone, but something that is done with someone in a way that increases the likelihood that the patient will become more committed to change, according to Petros Levounis, M.D. Read more here.


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