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The Link between Excercise and Mood by Eve Pearce

on Tue, 01/28/2014 - 00:06

The Link between Exercise and Mood

According to the CDC, an estimated one in ten adults suffers from depression. Disorders of mood not only impact upon someone’s quality of life and their ability to complete daily activities, but also lead to poorer outcomes for a wide range of health problems. Appropriate treatment is therefore vital and while a number of psychological therapies and medications are available for the management of depressed mood, these are not the only options suitable for the treatment of mild to moderate depression. The benefits of exercise in the management of depression

Depression in Mature Adults and the Elderly

on Thu, 01/09/2014 - 05:46

Depression in Mature Adults and the Elderly

Adults in their senior years undergo lifestyle changes that frequently result in depression or depressive behavior. Increased feelings of isolation, a lack of self-worth following retirement, poor personal health and bereavements are frequent triggers that result in depression among mature adults and the elderly. Research from the Geriatric Mental Health Foundation indicates that depression affects over six million of 40 million people over the age of 65 in the United States.


ADMSEP Announcement

on Tue, 08/06/2013 - 03:16

Dear PsychSIGN members,


We are pleased to announce that the 2014 Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (ADMSEP) Annual Meeting will be June 12-14, 2014 at the Keystone Resort and Conference Center, Broomfield, Colorado.


You are invited to submit proposal abstracts on any topic relevant to medical student education in psychiatry.  Deadline for submission is SEPTEMBER 27thWe encourage these types of submissions:

-         Plenary:A 1-hour session consisting of a group of three to four individual presentations that are in some way related.

2013 PsychSIGN National Conference Program

on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 06:20

The PDF for the 2013 PsychSIGN National Conference Program may be downloaded below.

PsychSIGN 2013: San Francisco, CA

on Fri, 02/22/2013 - 14:23

Psychiatry Student Interest Group Network National Conference

PsychSIGN proudly presents its 8th Annual National Conference in San Francisco. We hope you can join us!  


May 17th-19th, 2013.


Are you an MS-1 who's just curious about psychiatry? Maybe you’re an MS-3 and are getting a little anxious about the whole residency application process. Then again, you might be the confident MS-4 who has been dead set on the field since before medical school and want state-of-the science sessions in academic psychiatry.