Latest Conference Articles

Expert Panel Ponders What It Takes To Be an Ethical Psychiatrist

Expert Panel Ponders What It Takes To Be an Ethical Psychiatrist

May 3rd 2021

APA

What’s a psychiatrist to do? An APA ethics panel at the Annual Meeting considered various dilemmas, including possible conflicts between physicians’ obligations to individual patients and their obligation to promote the public good.

Depression: A Family Affair

Depression: A Family Affair

May 2nd 2021

APA

Can depression be passed on to future generations, and if it can, how can treatment help?

Ketamine: Not A Simple Treatment, But a Worthy One

Ketamine: Not A Simple Treatment, But a Worthy One

May 2nd 2021

APA

One doctor at the APA Virtual meeting explains how ketamine can rebuild spine and synaptic proteins in the brain, but may be difficult to actually prescribe to patients.

Addressing Myths and Facts About Cannabis Use

Addressing Myths and Facts About Cannabis Use

May 2nd 2021

APA

Timothy W. Fong, MD, touches on our current understanding about cannabis use for psychiatric disorders.

New Digital Psychiatry Tools to Improve Care

New Digital Psychiatry Tools to Improve Care

May 1st 2021

APA

The last year has seen an unprecedented shift in the medical landscape, and mental health care is no exception. Experts look at the evidence and risks of digital tools, apps, telehealth, and other technologies for the treatment of serious mental illness.

What To Do When First-Line Treatments Don’t Succeed

What To Do When First-Line Treatments Don’t Succeed

April 30th 2021

APA

Obsessive-compulsive disorder and related conditions do not always respond to first-line treatments. Fortunately, new options are on the horizon.

New Approaches to Treating Dementia?

New Approaches to Treating Dementia?

April 30th 2021

APA

The pandemic has made caring for geriatric patients more difficult, but a panel at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting discusses the latest best practices.

Can Psychiatry Sustain Connections While Hosting Sustainable Conferences?

Can Psychiatry Sustain Connections While Hosting Sustainable Conferences?

April 29th 2021

APA

Sustainability is more than just cutting carbon emissions. It means creating a system where all of us can thrive—not just survive.

Reflections on “The New Normal”: Embracing Change

Reflections on “The New Normal”: Embracing Change

April 29th 2021

APA

This year’s theme is crucial to the role science plays in dealing with structural racism, a worldwide pandemic, and the inequities in terms of access to care for so many people.

Collaboration Between Mental Health Professionals and Law Enforcement

Collaboration Between Mental Health Professionals and Law Enforcement

April 29th 2021

APA

The president of the American Association for Emergency Psychiatry (AAEP) gives a preview of his APA conference presentation.