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Psych Congress Year-Round
BLOG: Have you ever wished you could pick up the phone and call someone you’ve lost and leave them a message?
Suicide
Michael Myers, MD
BLOG: September 17, 2019 was the second annual National Physician Suicide Awareness Day, a day to commemorate colleagues lost to suicide and raise awareness about the issue.
General Psychiatry
Andrew Penn, RN, MS, NP, CNS, APRN-BC
BLOG: Currently, many of our patients are using cannabinoids, especially cannabidiol (CBD) to treat their own symptoms—ranging from insomnia, to anxiety, to depression.
General Psychiatry
Michael Myers, MD
BLOG: I recently had a chance to speak to State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate’s incoming residents and fellows about well-being and self-care.
Addiction Professional
Andrew Penn, RN, MS, NP, CNS, APRN-BC
BLOG: I recently completed 24 hours of online training to qualify for a buprenorphine “X” waiver and can now, in addition to the schedule II to V drugs that I was already permitted to prescribe as a nurse practitioner, provide this lifesaving medication to my patients with an opioid use disorder (OUD).
Suicide
Michael Myers, MD
BLOG: This is a dispatch from Down Under. I’ve been here lecturing for the past couple of weeks on physician health and suicide prevention. On May 31, I was a panelist on the 2019 launch of the CrazySocks4Docs event at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne.
Depression
Andrew Penn, RN, MS, NP, CNS, APRN-BC
BLOG: Esketamine represents the first psychedelic treatment approved by the FDA for a psychiatric condition.
General Psychiatry
Andrew Penn, RN, MS, NP, CNS, APRN-BC
BLOG: Even for the nonobservant like me, the sacred stillness contained within those soaring walls and luminous stained-glass walls puts us in touch with something much larger than our individual lives.
Suicide
Michael Myers, MD
BLOG: I got an invitation a few months ago to give a Grand Rounds at a medical school that had suffered the loss of a resident to suicide. But before accepting, I was told there was a catch.
BLOG
Craig Chepke, MD
BLOG: A recent experience showed me that seeing tardive dyskinesia (TD) can be hard, even for people who have made a commitment to look for it.
Anxiety Disorders
Andrew Penn, RN, MS, NP, CNS, APRN-BC
BLOG: A study recently published in JAMA found that as our profession has been working tirelessly to curtail prescriptions for opioids we are prescribing more and more benzodiazepines.
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