Psych Congress

Understanding and Managing Agitation Associated with Dementia

December 27, 2019

Agitation can worsen function, pose safety concerns, and increase caregiver stress. It can be both confusing and frustrating to understand and manage these behaviors, but there are several approaches that can make all the difference.

Management of Age-Related Cognitive Decline

December 07, 2019

Patients with a family history of Alzheimer disease worry that normal aging symptoms are the initial indication of a progressive cognitive impairment that they have observed in their relatives. A variety of interventions are discussed.

Borderpolar: Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder and Bipolar Disorder

December 04, 2019

The most frequently researched aspect of the relationship between BPD and bipolar disorder has been the frequency of their co-occurrence. Several reviews have estimated a 20% overlap in diagnostic frequency.

Presenters at Psych Congress Share Clinical Tips, New Research

November 27, 2019

From addressing borderline personality disorder to preventing drug-drug interactions and more, Psych Congress faculty shared useful diagnostic and treatment information.

Innovative Non-Opioids for Chronic Pain: Ketamine and Cannabidiol

October 08, 2019

This overview addresses two medications for analgesia of chronic benign pain, both of which have substance abuse risks themselves.

The Detective Work Needed to Understand the Causes of Agitation Seen in Dementia

October 07, 2019

Brain damage associated with dementia impairs affective regulation and executive function, and degrades cholinergic, serotonergic, and dopaminergic pathways. Dr Marc Agronin explains.

The Augmented Psychiatrist: How Technology Will Transform Mental Health Clinical Practice

October 04, 2019

Excitement in digital health is growing due to rapid advances in artificial intelligence, data science, and smart devices. How will the growing number of mental health technologies impact clinical practice? Arshya Vahabzadeh, MD provides insights.

Be Wary of P Values: Ask About Effect Size

October 04, 2019

P values tell half of the story. A result that is statistically significant may actually be clinically irrelevant. More in this video.

OCD: A Common Psychiatric Disorder With a Constellation of Solutions

October 04, 2019

OCD is a serious psychiatric condition that can be effectively treated, with evidence-based approaches, in a majority of cases. There are, however, circumstances that complicate our treatment of OCD, and this article presents some of these issues.

Digital Psychiatry: Augmenting the Future of Mental Health Practice

October 04, 2019

Technology will have an enormous impact on mental health, but perhaps not as soon as people think. Some of the earliest technologies to be deployed into clinical practice will help to augment clinicians, empower patients, and enable a data-driven approach to psychiatry.