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July 29, 2020
In the past 60 years, we have seen dramatic changes in the design of behavioral health facilities, from the sterile environments depicted in science-fiction movies in the 1960s to now near spa-like environments that contribute to a sense of dignity and hope for patients. Each year feels like our…
July 29, 2020
The 2020 National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) for addiction, behavioral, and mental health professionals took place July 30, 2020, through August 2, 2020.
July 28, 2020
In spite of the coronavirus pandemic, merger and acquisition activity in the behavioral health sector in the second quarter “held up pretty well,” Mertz Taggart managing partner said in the firm’s latest M&A report. Overall, there were 18 behavioral health transactions in the quarter, many…
July 28, 2020
During the acceleration phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, emergency medicine physicians in 7 US cities experienced moderate to severe levels of anxiety at work and at home, regardless of the intensity of the local surge.
July 28, 2020
Prolonged exposure therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) did not cause relapses in patients with co-occurring substance use disorder (SUD), according to a study published online in the Journal of Traumatic Stress.
July 28, 2020
People with current or past COVID-19 symptoms are more likely to develop general psychiatric disorders and experience loneliness, according to a study published online in Psychiatry Research.
July 27, 2020
In this video, Psych Congress Steering Committee member Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH, discusses deprescribing, the process of tapering or stopping medication being taken by a patient, which he spoke about on the final day of Psych Congress Elevate.
July 27, 2020
More than half of mental health practices surveyed by technology platform firm Kareo in June said that they have seen an increase in patient volume, fueled largely by the adoption of telehealth. Of those surveyed, 97% of practices said that they now use telehealth to conduct patient visits. This…
July 27, 2020
Probiotics taken alone or in combination with prebiotics may help ease depression, according to a systematic review published online in the journal BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health.
July 27, 2020
We need a more compelling way to promote psychotherapy to the public. We also need a new context, a new setting in which people are introduced to therapy. In this new environment, they will not encounter the old “50-minute hour” hidden away in a private office. They will be greeted by therapists…
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