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SAMHSA Uses Recovery Event to Report Rise in Substance Abuse

Psychiatry News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 00:00
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration observes National Recovery Month and releases data that officials find troubling on the prevalence of substance abuse.
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APA Urges Revisions to Proposals on Medicare Payment Reform

Psychiatry News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 00:00
The “G” code for chronic care management proposed by CMS does not cover the intensity of work required to treat individuals with serious mental illness, two or more chronic medical conditions, and multiple providers.
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Shift to Population Health Called Critical to Psychiatry’s Future

Psychiatry News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 00:00
The high cost of treating patients with psychiatric disorders and chronic physical illnesses are driving the push to replace “complaint-driven” care with population-based collaborative care.
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Journal Digest

Psychiatry News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 00:00
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Dopamine Replacement Affects Psychiatric Parkinson’s Symptoms

Psychiatry News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 00:00
A primary treatment for Parkinson’s motor symptoms appears to increase impulse control disorders and daytime sleepiness and to decrease fatigue.
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New Rapidly Acting Technique Could Be Substantial Advance in Depression Treatment

Psychiatry News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 00:00
A new low-field magnetic stimulation technique shows potential as an intervention to rapidly improve mood in people with depressive disorders.
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Philadelphia’s Long—but Steady—Road to System Change

Psychiatry News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 00:00
Progress toward a recovery model for a giant public mental health system has been a cooperative effort, its director emphasizes.
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Richmond to Get New Children’s Psychiatric Facility

Psychiatry News - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 00:00
Plans are underway in Virginia to replace an outdated treatment center for children who have mental disorders with a new psychiatric hospital offering an expanded array of services.
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Changes Seen in Patterns, Rates of Some Childhood Disabilities

Psychiatry News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 00:00
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.
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FDA Approves New Sleep Medication

Psychiatry News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 00:00
Sleep experts are curious about how the newly approved and unique sleep medicine will affect psychiatric patients who suffer from insomnia.
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APA Launches Campaign to ‘Engage’ Members in Mental Health Policy

Psychiatry News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 00:00
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.
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APA Offers Online Course Focusing on Recovery

Psychiatry News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 00:00
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.
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Addiction, Global Mental Health Are Passions of Young Psychiatrist From Nepal

Psychiatry News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 00:00
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.
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Prominent APA Members Call for Major MH System Reform

Psychiatry News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:00
Legislation now before Congress could make a major impact on improving the condition of the mental health system.
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APA Urges Greater Recognition of Serious Mental Illness in SAMHSA Plan

Psychiatry News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:00
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.
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President Uses Executive Actions to Advance Military MH

Psychiatry News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 00:00
President Obama cites the need to achieve parity, expand access, and promote continuity in mental health care of active-duty troops and veterans.
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