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General Psychiatry
BLOG: When we sit with the pain of our patients, it’s important to remember that our psyches do not end at the edges of our skin, and that which is going on in the larger world impacts our inner worlds.
Suicide
Douglas A. Landy, MD
BLOG: In my work, I see patients already identified as suicidal either by word or deed. My job is to assess the degree of risk and decide what type of care is needed. In meshing my own experiences with suicide with those who I treat, I’ve arrived at a number of conclusions which happily are supported in the literature.
BLOGS
Andrew Penn, RN, MS, NP, CNS, APRN-BC
BLOG: I sat down with Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC to better understand the connection between wellness and psychedelics.
Suicide
Michael Myers, MD
BLOG: Like most survivors of suicide loss, Dr. Sangeeta Mahajan does not want her son to have died in vain. His life was cut short by the rapid onset of a crippling mood disorder.
Psych Congress Year-Round
Andrew Penn, RN, MS, NP, CNS, APRN-BC
BLOG: It is becoming increasingly clear that the practice of psychiatry will be changing from one in which we ask our patients to take a daily pill to one where we deliver procedures that have enduring effects.
Psych Congress Year-Round
Andrew Penn, RN, MS, NP, CNS, APRN-BC
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.
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