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Majority of psychiatrists prescribed bright light therapy for SAD

October 24, 2014

Almost 75% of surveyed psychiatrists reported using bright light therapy in their practice, and all but one clinician prescribed it for patients with seasonal affective disorder in a recent study.

Researchers said a low response rate may have confounded the results for prescribing this therapy to treat SAD, which typically manifests itself in October for people living in the Northern Hemisphere. Researchers from the departments of psychiatry at Yale University and the Boston University schools of medicine emailed 5-minute surveys to 1,401 psychiatrists in Massachusetts. Of the 1,366 emails that were delivered, 197 psychiatrists responded to the survey.

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Reducing the burden of Medicare's physician quality-reporting system

October 23, 2014
From international law firm Arnold & Porter LLP comes a timely column that provides views on current regulatory and legislative topics that weigh on the minds of…

Morale rises, but more physicians feel overextended

October 23, 2014
An increasing number of physicians reported they are overextended or at full capacity, according to results of a national survey conducted this year of more than 20,000…
In the Journals

Exposure, CBT improved outcomes vs. CBT alone in prolonged grief

October 23, 2014
Patients with prolonged grief disorder after the death of a loved one treated with exposure and cognitive-behavioral therapies had better outcomes 6 months after…
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Guest Editorial

Simulation in Psychiatric Nursing Education

Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, October 2014, Volume 52 Issue 10
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Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services August 2014 CNE Activity

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

Topics include palliative care for terminally ill individuals with schizophrenia, a tabletop simulation, and channeling…
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Experts debate PANDAS diagnosis in children

September 18, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Margaret K. Hostetter, MD, the B. K. Rachford professor and chair of department of…
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