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Antipsychotic Studied as Potential Therapy for BPD

Psychiatry News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 00:00
Though multiple medications have been developed for the treatment of patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD), none has yet gained formal approval.
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Improving Sleep May Benefit Psychiatric Disorders

Psychiatry News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 00:00
Patients with both insomnia and depression saw improvement in symptoms of both disorders after being treated with cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia.
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Later Age-of-Onset ADHD Criterion May Bring More Youth to Treatment

Psychiatry News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 00:00
A new study from the National Institute of Mental Health supports the shift from DSM-IV to DSM-5 regarding the age-of-onset criterion for ADHD.
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Manual Updates Sleep Disorder Diagnoses

Psychiatry News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 00:00
A new manual that updates the classification of sleep disorders rethinks the concept of insomnia and addresses a range of comorbid psychiatric illnesses as well as the effects of psychiatric drugs on sleep.
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APA, NAMI Focus on MH Care in Diverse Populations

Psychiatry News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 00:00
Stigma remains one of the largest deterrents keeping people from accessing needed mental health care, and the problem is especially acute among minority populations.
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Trustees Address Pending MH Legislation, Endorse Several Position Statements

Psychiatry News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 00:00
The APA Board of Trustees examines factors that are poised to change the way many psychiatrists practice their specialty.
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Fellowship Funds Lifelong-Learning Initiatives in Psychiatry

Psychiatry News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 00:00
ABPN is providing $100,000 fellowships to educators in psychiatry and neurology who develop innovative programs to promote learning across the professional life span.
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San Francisco Has Culinary Delights for All Tastes and Budgets

Psychiatry News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 00:00
When it comes to exciting the palate, few cities can rival San Francisco, and a local psychiatrist offers a sampling of dining spots to help you plan your tasting menu while at the IPS this fall.
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Mental Health Service Use Increasing Across Multiple Settings, Survey Finds

Psychiatry News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 00:00
Inpatient, outpatient, and partial hospitalization use all show recent growth, while treatment in residential facilities appears to be declining.
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Rural Clinicians Hear Need for Better Care for War Veterans

Psychiatry News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 00:00
Psychiatrists practicing in rural areas will need a complex understanding of military-related issues to treat a growing number of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans returning to those areas.
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Telepsychiatry Comes to Rural Idaho and Works Well

Psychiatry News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 00:00
Reduced costs, better quality, improved outcomes, and lots of collaboration make telepsychiatry work in rural Idaho.
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Circuit Courts Issue Conflicting Rulings on Crucial ACA Provision

Psychiatry News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 00:00
The stakes involved in the cases are enormous, with millions of people enrolled in non-state-established health exchanges whose premiums are made more affordable because of federal subsidies.
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Parents of Veterans Who Died by Suicide Criticize VA’s Mental Health Care

Psychiatry News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 00:00
Urgent reform is needed to improve the state of mental health care for U.S. military veterans, say families who have lost loved ones to suicide and blame the VA for not providing adequate and timely care.
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Report Draws Attention to Looming Effects of Sequestration

Psychiatry News - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:00
A new report details programs related to health care access, research, threat detection and response, and the health care workforce that are facing steep funding reductions as a consequence of sequestration of federal funds.
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New White House Drug Policy Focuses on Science of Addiction

Psychiatry News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 00:00
With deaths related to drug overdose now surpassing the number of deaths associated with traffic crashes and homicides, the White House describes an updated drug-abuse strategy.
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Patients Score Parity Victories in Two States: California

Psychiatry News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 00:00
Key to success in a California case was participation of a cosponsor of the state law, who testified that the parity law was intended to be expansive.
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Patients Score Parity Victories in Two States: New York

Psychiatry News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 00:00
The New York attorney general finds a higher rate of claims denials for mental health treatment by EmblemHealth than by other insurers.
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APAPsychiatric: APA Job Central Staff Psychiatrist - The Colorado Mental health Institute at Fort Logan - Denver, CO: http://t.co/vp9bKXVRuS #job

@APAPsychiatric news - Tue, 06/11/2013 - 05:53
APAPsychiatric: APA Job Central Staff Psychiatrist - The Colorado Mental health Institute at Fort Logan - Denver, CO: http://t.co/vp9bKXVRuS #job

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