Plans are underway in Virginia to replace an outdated treatment center for children who have mental disorders with a new psychiatric hospital offering an expanded array of services.
Psychiatric epidemiologists use the National Health Information Survey to track disability in children over a decade and find a sharp rise in neurodevelopmental and mental health problems.
Sleep experts are curious about how the newly approved and unique sleep medicine will affect psychiatric patients who suffer from insomnia.
Because venturing into the realm of mental health policy can be daunting for some APA members, the Association is serving as a bridge between psychiatry and legislation.
The new Recovery to Practice course is designed to help psychiatrists and mental health professionals foster a deeper relationship with patients, say the course developers.
Although Mona Thapa, M.D., had heard about human trafficking in her native Nepal, it was her experience with a victim of the practice in Washington, D.C., that ignited her interest.
Legislation now before Congress could make a major impact on improving the condition of the mental health system.
The development and training of a diverse psychiatric workforce is critical to the care of patients with mental illness, including substance use disorders, as well as frequently comorbid conditions, such as hypertension and diabetes.
President Obama cites the need to achieve parity, expand access, and promote continuity in mental health care of active-duty troops and veterans.
Reprinted with permission from the January/February 2013 issue of Ideas of Reference, the newsletter of the Minnesota Psychiatric Society
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