Sunday, May 6, 2018

What Is State of Psychiatry Today? And More From APA’s 2018 Annual Meeting Day Two

Day two of APA’s Annual Meeting included a reflection on the state of psychiatry by APA President Anita Everett, M.D.; a pledge by incoming APA President Altha Stewart, M.D., to see APA take a leading role on issues of diversity and inclusion; and a discussion of the role clinicians, researchers, and members of the public have in making DSM a “living document.”

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.

Everett Sums Up State of Psychiatry in America and Where the Profession Is Headed

Psychiatry is strong and growing and in demand, said APA President Anita Everett, M.D., at the Opening Session of APA’s 2018 Annual Meeting. During the speech, she outlined the efforts of three work groups she appointed around her priority interests: physician well-being and burnout, innovation and technology, and smart prescribing. Read More >

Stewart to Focus on APA’s Being a Leader on Issues of Diversity and Inclusion

At the Opening Session, incoming APA President Altha Stewart, M.D., pledged to devote her presidential year to expanding APA’s global reach, its mentorship of young trainees and early career psychiatrists, and its involvement in contemporary social issues. Read More >

Experts Discuss Steps Being Made to Ensure DSM Is Living Document

APA has initiated a process for incorporating changes to the DSM on an incremental basis, making use of digital technology. This is a process in which APA members, other mental health clinicians, members of the research community, and members of the public can participate.
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Immunotherapies for Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Not Quite Ready for Prime Time

The intersection between the immune system and psychiatric illness has been a long time coming and still has a long way to go, said Mark Weiser, M.D., at APA’s 2018 Annual Meeting. Read More >

Leonard Bernstein Lived a Life of Contradictions, Says Richard Kogan, M.D.

As with previous presentations in his series, Kogan delighted the audience with an engaging biography of Bernstein’s life and career mixed in with musical performances from his two most popular works, “On the Town” and “West Side Story.” Read More >

Equine Therapy Can Benefit Patients With Anxiety, Depression, and More

For the past two years, Psychiatrist Diego L. Coira, M.D., has been helping patients obtain benefits from equine therapy and collecting data on the results. Some patients work on the ground with the horses, petting or grooming them, whereas others ride with assistance. Read More >

APA Foundation Presents Advancing Minority Mental Health Awards

The awards, created in 2003, recognize psychiatrists, other health professionals, and organizations that have undertaken innovative efforts to raise awareness of mental illness in underserved minority communities, increase access to care, overcome cultural barriers to care, and improve the quality of care for underserved minorities. Read More >


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