Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Involuntary Psychiatric Care, Malingering, and More From APA’s 2017 Annual Meeting

Highlights of day five coverage from APA’s Annual Meeting include a tribute to the late psychiatrist Chester Pierce, M.D., discussion of involuntary psychiatric care, and tips on how to work with patients who distort or withhold key information.

Look for future coverage of APA’s 2017 Annual Meeting in upcoming issues of Psychiatric News.

Pernicious Effects of Racism Discussed in Session Honoring Chester Pierce, M.D.

The late Harvard psychiatrist Chester Pierce, M.D., left a legacy that continues to inspire his successors in the study of the connection between race and mental health in America. Read More >

Columbia Residents Win 2017 MindGames Competition for Second Straight Year

The team from Columbia emerged victorious during the 11th annual MindGames competition at APA’s Annual Meeting. The competition that pits residents from psychiatry programs across the country against each other to test their knowledge of psychiatry. Read More >

The Battle Over Involuntary Psychiatric Care

Involuntary psychiatric treatment is regarded by many as essential in some settings, and there is evidence from some states that when appropriately administered, it is effective. But it is not without controversy and some ardent critics. Read More >

Determining Whether Service Members Are Malingering Poses Dilemma for Military M.D.s

American military personnel who are discharged because of a service-related disability may be eligible for a lifetime of monthly payments of between 30 percent and 100 percent of their salary and health benefits. That may be a temptation to a few who might choose to stretch the truth about an injury or psychiatric disorder. Read More >

Expert Shares Guidance on Prescribing Medicinal Marijuana to Avoid Legal Snags

Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical cannabis, so psychiatrists throughout the country are or could be involved in prescribing marijuana to patients. Read More >

Confronting Non-Disclosure Can Engage Patients in New Ways

Physicians rely on patients to tell them what is wrong, but patients who distort or withhold critical facts can be challenging, especially for trainees, requiring advanced interviewing skills. Read More >

Toronto Psychiatrist Brings ECHO Model to Mental Health

The telehealth-based mental health initiative is helping to connect local physicians with specialists at an academic medical center for a short didactic lecture on rotating medical topics followed by intensive case discussions. Read More >

Pediatric Integrated Care Is Key to Meeting Needs of Young Patient

Since becoming president of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 2015, Gregory K. Fritz, M.D., has made it his mission to educate child and adolescent psychiatrists about how best to collaborate with others in primary or specialty medical care. Read More >

Winners of the Resident/Medical Student Poster Competition Announced

The Resident/Medical Student Poster Competition is an APA Annual Meeting tradition that allows residents and medical students to attend the meeting, present their research, and be recognized for quality work. Read More >


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