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Psychiatry

Protecting EDs & Providers When Patients Leave Against Medical Advice

Jul 02, 2013

Recent studies suggest that as many as 2% of discharges from acute care hospitals and EDs in the United States are done against medical advice (AMA). For disadvantaged inner-city facilities, this figu...

IAS 2013

Jun 25, 2013

New research is being presented at IAS 2013, the International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment, and Prevention, from June 30 to July 3 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Meeting High...

Bullying & Pediatric ED Visits

Jun 06, 2013

Among patients aged 8 to 19 presenting to the ED with behavioral symptoms, the prevalence of bullying appears to be substantial. A team of New York investigators found that 24.0% of patients with beha...

APA 2013: Psychiatric ED Presentations Vary By Season

May 21, 2013

The Particulars: Anecdotal evidence suggests that seasonal patterns may affect how psychiatric patients utilize the ED. Few clinical studies have explored the prevalence of seasonal presentations invo...

APA 2013: Racial Differences in Bipolar & Schizophrenic ED Users

May 21, 2013

The Particulars: Previous studies have been inconclusive on whether racial differences exist in the prevalence of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It has been hypothesized that the healthcare setti...

APA 2013: Follow-Up Compliance at Psychiatric EDs

May 21, 2013

The Particulars: Patients can be discharged from psychiatric EDs with either prescheduled aftercare or dismissed without such instructions. Little is known about the differences in follow-up complianc...

APA 2013: Substance Abuse & PES Use Among Latinos

May 21, 2013

The Particulars: Data are lacking on how race and ethnicity influence substance abusers who seek psychiatric emergency services (PES). With Latinos making up 55% of the population growth in the United...

APA 2013: Profiling Psychiatric ED 'Frequent Flyers'

May 21, 2013

The Particulars: Previous research indicates that frequent users of the ED, or “frequent flyers,” pose significant challenges to providers and have more psychiatric, psychosocial, and substance ab...

Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation an Option for ADHD?

May 21, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO — Results of a small pilot trial suggest that trigeminal nerve stimulation (TNS), a noninvasive treatment already approved in Europe and Canada for refractory epilepsy and major depres...

Ketamine Works in OCD, Stubborn Depression

May 21, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO — The anesthetic agent ketamine continues to show tantalizing promise in psychiatric disorders, with results from new studies in intractable depression and obsessive-compulsive disorde...

New Approach to Treatment-Resistant Depression

May 20, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO – A pilot randomized study of 30 patients with treatment-resistant depression suggests that helping them cope with their illness as a chronic disease might be more helpful than focusin...

APA 2013: Follow-Up Schizophrenia Care

May 20, 2013

The Particulars: The National Committee for Quality Assurance has proposed a quality measure for follow-up after hospitalization for schizophrenia for the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information...

APA 2013: Treating Delirium in Elderly Pneumonia Patients

May 20, 2013

The Particulars: Studies indicate that pneumonia is prevalent and potentially life-threatening in elderly patients presenting to the ED. In this population, delirium is common and may be the only mani...

APA 2013: Patient-Perceived Barriers to Alcohol Use Treatment

May 20, 2013

The Particulars: Previous research has not clearly defined barriers to care for adults with a perceived need for treatment of alcohol problems. Data Breakdown: For a study, researchers analyzed dat...

Eye May Be Key to ADHD Diagnosis

May 20, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO — Examining the retina may aid in the diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research suggests. A small study by investigators at Albert-Ludwigs Universit...

APA Leaders Defend DSM-5

May 20, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO -- The fifth edition of the "psychiatrist's bible" was officially released here in all its 947-page glory, with its developers offering a spirited rebuttal to their critics. Known as ...

ATS 2013: Identifying Depression Risk in COPD Patients

May 20, 2013

The Particulars: Studies suggest that the rate of depression among patients with COPD is significantly higher than that of the general population. The ability to identify patients with COPD who are mo...

DSM-5 Release Likely to Steal the Spotlight at APA Meeting

May 17, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO — Integrated care, the growing problem of addiction, bullying, cyberbullying, and telepsychiatry are among the "hot" clinical topics being presented at the American Psychiatric Associa...

APA 2013: Many Sessions to Focus on Diverse Populations

May 13, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va. (May 13, 2013) – The American Psychiatric Association’s 166th Annual Meeting, will feature a series of sessions highlighting issues relating to diverse populations, including racial...

APA 2013

May 13, 2013

New research is being presented at APA 2013, the American Psychiatric Association’s 166th annual meeting, from May 18-21 in San Francisco. Meeting Highlights Patient-Perceived Barriers to Alco...