Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Future of NIMH, Goldwater Rule, and More From APA's 2017 Annual Meeting

Highlights of day three coverage from APA’s Annual Meeting include an address by the NIMH director on the future of the institute, the naming of the winners of APA’s Psychiatry Innovation Lab, the importance of partnerships when caring for the military, and how mental illness played a major role in the musical genius of Robert Schumann.

From now through May 24, Psychiatric News will deliver an evening digest of some of the day’s highlights—from the lecture halls to the exhibit floor. Whether you are here in San Diego or at home, these reports will convey the excitement and outstanding scientific program being presented at this year’s meeting.

NIMH Director Discusses His Vision for Institute

As part of his Year 1 listening tour, Joshua Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., the new director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), presented a special lecture in which he discussed the institute’s future funding outlook as well as his vision for its future—and what that might mean for psychiatry. Read More >

Session on Goldwater Rule Elicits Diverse Reactions From Participants

Ethics experts and session participants share their views on the Goldwater Rule. Read More >

Partnerships Are Key to Caring for Members of the Military, Says Vice Admiral

Military and civilian health care providers share a common overarching mission and have much to offer each other. Read More >

APA’s New Mental Health Registry Will Help You Improve Care, Meet Reporting Requirements

PsychPRO, the mental health registry being developed by APA to help members more easily meet quality reporting and maintenance of certification (MOC) requirements, has gotten off to a fast start since the launch of its preliminary phases last October. Read More >

Experts Describe Ongoing Efforts to Shift Conversation on Psychiatric Medications

At a Presidential Symposium, members of the neuroscience-based nomenclature (NbN) task force discussed the history and future of their nearly decade-long effort to change psychotropic medicine descriptions to reflect their molecular targets or mode of action instead of an arbitrary indication. Read More >

Your Patients May Want You to Incorporate Spirituality Into Treatment

While most hospitals rely on chaplain services to address the spiritual needs of patients, a hospital-wide initiative at McLean Hospital aims to “empower, encourage, and train clinicians around the hospital to attend to patient’s spirituality and religion rather than ignoring or outsourcing this area of life.” Read More >

APA Congratulates Winners of the Psychiatry Innovation Lab

APA held its third Psychiatry Innovation Lab competition at this year’s Annual Meeting on Sunday. The goal of the competition is to accelerate innovative ideas and ventures that aim to improve the delivery of mental health care. Read More >

Richard Kogan, M.D., Explores Genius of Composer Robert Schumann

Psychiatrist and concert pianist Richard Kogan, M.D., describes the mind of 19th century German composer Robert Schumann and how Schumann’s mental illness played a major role in his musical genius. Watch >

Partnering With Community Groups May Improve Outcomes in Older Adults Who Hoard

A thorough psychiatric evaluation that identifies psychiatric, medical, and cognitive comorbidities is essential to the effective management of hoarding in the elderly, but most individuals will require additional hands-on assistance. Read More >

Workshop Attendees Debate Best Options for Treating Perinatal Depression

The cases discussed included guidance on how to monitor medications and adjust dose as needed during pregnancy, as well as some of the different treatment options available. Read More >

In tomorrow’s Psychiatric News Alert: A report on ABC News journalist Elizabeth Vargas’s lecture and discussion with NIDA Director Nora Volkow, M.D., at the Convocation of Distinguished Fellows.


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