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Psychiatric Times Vol 32 No 1: January 2011

Psychotic Affective Disorders

A CME covering contemporary ideas about psychotic conditions and clinical approaches for treatment.

Psychotic Affective Disorders

The Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care suggests a total redesign of the mental health system from the federal level down to the local level. Three overarching themes are articulated.

I’m driving home from the ER, not ready for sleep, eaten up by memories of my mistakes...

Everyone who has ever billed a third party for psychiatric care knows that lack of “medical necessity” is the catch phrase used throughout the insurance industry to deny care that the clinician who has actually evaluated the patient has determined is needed.

Take the ethics quiz about a cognitively intact, highly intelligent patient with good ego strength and coping skills who plans to commit suicide.

Neuropsychiatry

Some recent breakthroughs, using newly developed neuroscience investigational tools, suggest that if research resources are available, we could soon make substantial advances in understanding the mechanism of action of ECT.

Neuropsychiatry

Can we predict risk for depression? There are no genetic tests or imaging tests that can be used to predict individual risk. But a longitudinal study at Stanford University is worth watching.

Neuropsychiatry

Career

E&M codes are more complicated to learn, but psychiatrists can now deservedly get paid more for treating their more complicated patients or for engaging in time-consuming activities. Here: a focus on codes 99212 to 99215.

Career

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