Reprinted with permission from the January/February 2013 issue of Ideas of Reference, the newsletter of the Minnesota Psychiatric Society
The genetics of schizophrenia enters the modern era, as a landmark, genomewide analysis identifies 108 risk loci for this disorder—most of them new.
An initiative that involved redecoration of a psychiatric facility’s physical environment is credited with reducing the need for seclusion or restraint over the long term.
While these medications have tremendous benefits, more careful prescribing and monitoring for adverse events are needed.
Aversive therapy devices are sometimes used as an intervention of last resort for severe psychiatric disorders that are resistant to treatment, but opinions of clinicians are mixed on certain forms of their use.
Two animal models provide insight into how motivation, or lack thereof, intertwines with addiction or chronic pain.
The Scientific Program Commitee of the Institute on Psychiatric Services has ensured that integrated care topics have a prominent place on this year’s program.
Competitive employment remained stable over several years for those in supported employment, even though contact with an employment specialist decreased.
Veterans may worry that if they work for pay they will lose their benefits, but the reality is often different, and when they have an opportunity to examine their options, work can often be an attractive one.
Opted-out physicians can still have referrals and prescriptions for privately contracted patients covered, but claims denials will be issued to those who haven’t submitted an opt-out affadavit.
Child psychiatric hospitals were not included in a 1999 bill meant to fill a gap in federal funding for GME training at children’s hospitals.
Global mental health in residency begins at home and visits many continents.