American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting

American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting

May 21, 2017
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VIDEO: Incorporating mindfulness into psychiatric practice

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SAN DIEGO — By using mindfulness themselves, clinicians and mental health professionals can establish a compassionate attitude, increase empathy for patients, improve their ability to serve patients and decrease burnout, according to Seema Desai, MD, of NYU School of Medicine.

In this video, Desai illustrates ways in which the clinician or trainee can integrate mindfulness into their psychiatric practice.

“The clinician practicing mindfulness themselves and being familiar with these practices can benefit the clinician and patient,” Desai told Healio/Psychiatry.