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Review outlines future of precision medicine in psychiatry

June 28, 2016

An evidence review recently published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings highlighted the benefits of using precision medicine in prescribing antidepressants.

“In January 2015, President Barack Obama introduced the Precision Medicine Initiative with a mandate to promote more accurate diagnosis and personalized management of health and disease. Today, antidepressants are one of the most commonly prescribed medication classes in the United States, and there is increasing interest in individualizing treatment selection for more than 20 FDA-approved treatments for major depressive disorder,” Malik Nassan, MBBS, of the Mayo Clinic Depression Center, Rochester, Minnesota, and colleagues wrote.

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Escitalopram ineffective for depression, mortality, hospitalization in patients with heart failure, depression

June 28, 2016
Eighteen months of escitalopram treatment did not significantly improve mortality, hospitalization or depression symptoms in individuals with chronic heart failure with…
In the Journals

Primary care intervention does not improve sepsis survivors' mental health QOL

June 28, 2016
A primary care-focused intervention program appeared to have no effect on the mental well-being of sepsis survivors, according to a recently published investigation…

SAMHSA issues quality measurement tools for mental health, substance use treatment

June 28, 2016
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has issued a new set of quality measures to help states and behavioral health clinics improve assessment…
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The Role of the Psychiatrist Working with Transgender Patients

Psychiatric Annals, June 2016, Volume 46 Issue 6
There is a lack of psychiatric training and literature that addresses how best to care for transgender and…
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CNE

Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services June 2016 CNE Activity

This activity is co-provided by Villanova University College of Nursing and SLACK Incorporated.

Topics include heroin use, working with children in families with parental substance abuse, and the effects of…
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VIDEO: Highlights from the American Psychiatric Association annual meeting

May 27, 2016
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