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CME: Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms in Cancer Survivors

CME: Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms in Cancer Survivors

Clinicians can play a vital role in mitigating the negative emotional and behavioral sequelae that come after patients survive cancer. Recognizing and treating anxiety and depressive symptoms effectively may help reduce the burden of cancer.

Free CME Here, Get Your Free CME!

Free CME Here, Get Your Free CME! | Guest Blog

For physicians practicing in most states (what gives, Indiana?), obtaining continuing medical education credits is a necessity, like it or not. For license registration, 54 boards require anywhere from 12 hours (Alabama) to 50 hours (a few states) of CME per year.…

Depression & Low Back Pain | News Brief

Patients with symptoms of depression appear to have a higher risk of developing an episode of low back pain in the future, according to findings of a systematic review. The authors noted that risks for low back pain were higher among those with more severe levels of depression.…

Psychiatric Care Inaccessible

Psychiatric Care Inaccessible | Opinion Article

Recent estimates show that fewer than 40% of Americans who suffer from mental illness—or about 11 million people—get the psychiatric care they need, and access to psychiatrists has been identified as part of the problem. In an issue of Psychiatric Services, J.…

Medscape’s 2015 Physician Compensation Report

Medscape’s 2015 Physician Compensation Report | Opinion Article

Nearly 20,000 physicians across 25 specialties responded to Medscape’s 2015 Compensation Survey.

The top three earners this year are Orthopedics (421k), Cardiology (376k), and Gastroenterology (370k). When compared with Medscape’s 2014 Compensation Report, Urology (344k) dropped from the #3 spot to the #7 spot.…

CME: Recognizing & Treating Caregiver Burden

CME: Recognizing & Treating Caregiver Burden | Opinion Article

Greater efforts are needed to assess caregivers regularly to prevent or detect caregiver burden early in its course, provide skillful caregiver assessment, and offer appropriate interventions to prevent or treat caregiver burden.

APA 2015

APA 2015 | Conference Coverage

New research was presented at APA 2015, the American Psychiatric Association’s annual meeting, from May 16 to 20 in Toronto. The features below highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.…

AAN 2015

AAN 2015 | Conference Coverage

New research was presented at AAN 2015, the American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting, from April 18 to 25 in Washington, DC. The features below highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.…

Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms in Cancer Survivors

Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms in Cancer Survivors | Feature

Clinicians can play a vital role in mitigating the negative emotional and behavioral sequelae that come after patients survive cancer. Recognizing and treating anxiety and depressive symptoms effectively may help reduce the burden of cancer.

Heart Disease, Sex Differences, & Mental Stress

Heart Disease, Sex Differences, & Mental Stress | Opinion Article

Clinical research has demonstrated that there is a relationship between mental stress and cardiovascular diseases, including ischemic heart disease (IHD). Studies indicate that emotional stress is associated with IHD and has been linked to clinical events, but few investigations have explored sex-specific differences in the psychobiological responses to mental stress.…

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