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White House Hosts Briefing on Federal Suicide Prevention Efforts

Psychiatry News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:00
APA Trustee-at-Large Anita Everett, M.D., representing APA at the briefing, says that meaningfully addressing suicide prevention requires involvement beyond traditional clinical settings.
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WHO Report Emphasizes Need to Make Suicide Prevention a Global Priority

Psychiatry News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:00
National suicide prevention strategies, improved surveillance, restricting access to means, and health care services that include suicide prevention could lessen the worldwide toll of suicide.
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New APA Award Recognizes Emerging Field of Pharmacogenomics

Psychiatry News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:00
The David A. Mrazek Memorial Lecture in Psychiatric Pharmacogenomics will honor a pioneer in using genetic data to personalize drug treatments for mental illness.
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Toolkits Guide State Advocacy For Medicaid MH Services

Psychiatry News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:00
An APA work group has created two toolkits that explain the opportunities and risks under Medicaid, with suggestions on how to address these challenges via collaborative, issue-focused advocacy.
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Response to Ebola Crisis Will Require Attention to MH Needs

Psychiatry News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 00:00
The mental health needs of survivors, families, and health workers are already apparent in the midst of the Ebola outbreak, but resources are limited.
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ED Visits for Drug-Related Suicide Attempts on Rise

Psychiatry News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:00
The troubling rates of suicide attempts and completed suicides among middle-aged adults generate calls for intensive preventive interventions with this population.
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Journal Digest

Psychiatry News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 00:00
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CMS Revises ‘Meaningful Use’ Criteria for Electronic Records

Psychiatry News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 00:00
APA and the AMA maintain that the performance thresholds and timeline for meeting meaningful use criteria are too rigid to account for variability in physician practices.
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Alaska Comes in From the Cold on Mental Health Care

Psychiatry News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 00:00
Tackling Alaska’s mental health service problems means confronting social and economic issues in a very big state.
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Grant Program Introduces Undergrads to Mental Health Professions

Psychiatry News - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 00:00
The mental health workforce in rural areas may get a needed boost from programs such as one underway in New Mexico.
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AHA Urges Caution on E-Cigarettes, Citing Lack of Good Data

Psychiatry News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:00
The American Heart Association will not support e-cigarettes as a primary smoking cessation aid due to their lack of demonstrated efficacy.
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Psychiatrist and Retired General Named Head of N.Y. Vets’ Office

Psychiatry News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:00
Psychiatrist Loree Sutton, M.D., new head of the Mayor’s Office of Veterans’ Affairs in New York, vows to provide veterans with the best services available to help them transition successfully to civilian life.
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Teens With Depression Benefit From Collaborative Care Model

Psychiatry News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:00
An intervention based on the IMPACT model was adapted for teens, using age-appropriate education materials and an “engagement” session with the adolescent and his or her parent.
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Costs Higher for Mental Health Court Participants

Psychiatry News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:00
Higher costs incurred by detainees participating in mental health courts may mask other benefits of these diversion programs.
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St. Elizabeths Emerges From Federal Oversight

Psychiatry News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:00
A long list of improvements to ensure that patients receive quality care leads the federal government to end civil-rights monitoring of Washington, D.C.’s historic psychiatric hospital.
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Collaborative Depression Care in OB-GYN Benefits Disadvantaged Patients

Psychiatry News - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:00
For many uninsured or publicly insured women, the only contact they may have with a health care provider occurs when they are going to have a baby.
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