Thursday, June 21, 2018

Highlights From APA’s 2018 Annual Meeting: Issue #2

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

Discrimination and implicit bias affect the psychological and physical health of not only psychiatry’s patients but also psychiatrists.

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Schatzberg Honored for Research Connecting Cortisol and Psychotic Depression

One of psychiatry’s leading researchers recounts the biopsychosocial work with which he has been involved in the search for more effective treatments.

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Most Americans Agree That Gun Violence Is Public Health Problem, Call for Action

Regardless of whether they are Democrats or Republicans, Americans believe Congress should take action to prevent mass shootings.

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Ensuring Patient, Staff Safety Begins With Supportive Management, Staff Training

Psychiatric hospitals with the best patient safety records spend time training nurses, use physical restraints as a last resort, and pay careful attention to staff involved with suicide watches.

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Digital Psychiatry Apps May Create New Burdens, Have Limited Efficacy Data

While mental health apps are proliferating, experts caution that they may create new legal responsibilities and question whether the hype is getting ahead of evidence supporting their use.

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