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Court Upholds Ban on Doctors Discussing Gun Ownership

Psychiatry News - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:00
An appeals court rules that Florida’s effort to bar gun discussions between physicians and patients is a “legitimate regulation” of medical practice.
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Mixed Reviews Follow IOM Report on Future of GME Financing

Psychiatry News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:00
The Institute of Medicine’s report on restructuring financing for graduate medical education elicits strong feedback from organized medicine.
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Law Will Boost VA Medical Workforce, Access to MH Care

Psychiatry News - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:00
A new law responding to the VA’s well-publicized health care crisis includes provisions to enhance the agency’s general medical and mental health workforces.
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N.Y. Child Psychiatry Divisions Fill Gap in Collaborative Care Model

Psychiatry News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:00
Formal training of primary care physicians to manage mild to moderate mental health problems has been a missing link in collaborative care programs.
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Potential Biomarker for Suicide Vulnerability Identified

Psychiatry News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 00:00
Elevated methylation of a stress response gene is identified in the blood of people manifesting suicidal behaviors and could be involved in suicide etiology.
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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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