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General Psychiatry

April 15, 2021
Michael Myers, MD, says physicians continue to face pressure to remain silent about mental illness, which leads to hesitancy in seeking help and a worsening of symptoms.
April 12, 2021
Emergency medical services (EMS) workers can decrease daily symptoms of depression through recovery activities such as exercising and socializing with others, researchers reported in the Journal of Affective Disorders.
April 08, 2021
More than 33% of COVID-19 survivors receive a psychiatric or neurological diagnosis within 6 months of infection, according to a recent retrospective cohort study published online in The Lancet Psychiatry.
March 30, 2021
A new study estimates that 17% of women met criteria for an obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) diagnosis in the 38 weeks after delivering a baby, and 8% of women did during pregnancy.
March 18, 2021
Rather than compromise mental health, quitting smoking for at least 6 weeks can reduce anxiety, depression, and stress and improve mental well-being, according to an evidence review published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 
March 08, 2021
Psych Congress Steering Committee member Andrew Penn, RN, MS, NP, CNS, APRN-BC, has been awarded the University of California San Francisco Academic Senate Distinction in Teaching Award for faculty at UCSF 5 or fewer years.
March 05, 2021
Mental health clinicians have utilized telehealth to provide treatment throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, creating a need for alternative plans when technology fails and open conversations with patients to remain effective.
March 03, 2021
Utilizing technology for telehealth treatment and being unable to meet with patients in person has led many mental health clinicians to experience burnout, causing some of them to stop applying best practices and self-care techniques.
February 24, 2021
BLOG: At the one-year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic, I turn again, as I did in March 2020, to writing to make sense of my world. I am tired, I am frustrated, and I am weary. But, like you, I am still here.
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