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June 29, 2020
I am an enthusiastic supporter of having more behavioral healthcare professionals work within the primary care setting. Like many colleagues, I see the need for primary care physicians to collaborate with us on the care of patients with chronic medical conditions. The high rates of comorbid…
June 25, 2020
Psychosocial interventions are reliably associated with improved immunity and appear to be a feasible way to improve immune-related health, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis in JAMA Psychiatry.
March 25, 2020
Text-based counseling has a greater impact when text messages are fewer but longer, and when texting sessions last longer, according to a study involving a text-based counseling helpline for children.
March 09, 2020
People in the behavioral healthcare field live inside a bubble. They know they help people and presume the public sees them that way. In fact, unless you are a doctor distributing medication, people don’t know what you do and have low expectations for talking with you. Therapists are taught to…
March 02, 2020
Specialization by behavioral healthcare professionals is largely self-proclaimed, rather than being subjected to review and certification by a board of experts. An evaluation of what is being proclaimed might be worthwhile, and the need for specialty certification should periodically be assessed.…
January 21, 2020
BLOG: Walmart is planning to use its vast network of stores to host mental health clinics where self-paying patients could pay $1 per minute to see a mental health clinician.
January 21, 2020
New Medicare billing codes for services in which psychologists help patients cope with or manage physical health conditions have higher values that will help recognize the pivotal role psychologists have in the delivery of interdisciplinary care.
January 16, 2020
As an addiction clinician, you've chosen a career to help people—and caregiving is most likely essential to your personality. If working in this field for even a year or two, you're undoubtedly skillful in treating clients kindly and empathically. Not everyone has a compassionate disposition, and…
October 05, 2019
SAN DIEGO—Psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy is showing promise in research examining effects on depressive symptoms and substance use, but no trials have reached phase 3 and eventual approval of the treatment remains uncertain, a researcher reported at Psych Congress 2019.
October 04, 2019
Exposure to light flashes during sleep, combined with a brief cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) intervention, can increase total sleep time in teenagers, researchers say.
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