Saturday, May 5, 2018

Clinical/Research News From APA’s 2018 Annual Meeting Day One

Welcome to New York City!

APA’s 2018 Annual Meeting began in New York today. From now through May 9, Psychiatric News will deliver an evening digest of some of the day’s highlights. Whether you are here in New York or at home, these reports will convey the excitement and outstanding scientific program being presented at this year’s meeting.

Drescher Recounts Long Journey for Gay Equality in Fryer Award Lecture

Jack Drescher, M.D., the recipient of APA’s 2018 John Fryer Award, describes how the decision to remove homosexuality from DSM changed the conversation about gay people in the John Fryer Memorial Lecture.
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Researchers Unveil New Algorithm for Treating Patients With Adult ADHD

The algorithm recommends that after accounting for any medical contraindications, clinicians should initiate treatment with a low dose of immediate-release methylphenidate or amphetamine. Read More >

University of Alabama Residents Take Top Honors at MindGames

UAB emerged victorious in a competition that pits residents from psychiatry programs across the country against each other with questions about medicine in general and psychiatry in particular. The event has become a popular attraction at the Annual Meeting.
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Experts Discuss Psychiatric Consequences of Cyberbullying

The rapid spread of personal electronic devices along with social media platforms and apps has led to a relatively new trend in bullying known as cyberbullying.
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Faith Can Shape How Some Patients Experience Mental Illness

Faith or spirituality is an aspect of humanity that inspires meaning, purpose, and hope to many people with mental health challenges and can offer fresh descriptions and new possibilities as vital complementary dimensions to the psychiatric task of soul healing. Read More >


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