The Directors of the ABPN have established a Faculty Fellowship Program to support the development of innovative education and evaluation projects that promote effective learning by residents, fellows, and practicing psychiatrists and neurologists.
Results of a 10-week prospective study, recently reported at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, offered no conclusive evidence about the mortality risk of elderly patients with Alzheimer disease who were treated with antipsychotics.
Surprisingly, psychiatrists and psychiatric nurses “were just as likely” as their primary care counterparts to display negative biases toward individuals with schizophrenia seeking general medical care.
With increases in prescriptions for opioid analgesics, the rise in lethal overdoses and in suicides is probably not coincidental. In most cases of overdose deaths, we have no way of knowing with any degree of certainty whether they were accidental deaths or intentional suicides.