American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting

Healio brings you the highlights from the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from the APA annual meeting, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.
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Trauma survivors report more alcohol use; anxiety, depression symptoms

May 17, 2015
TORONTO — Survivors of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing reported greater anxiety and depression symptoms and more frequent alcohol use compared…
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Changing conversation about marijuana may improve public health, policy outcomes

May 17, 2015
TORONTO — As legislation continues to address the hotly debated topic of marijuana use, psychiatrists have a potentially key role in educating…
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Internet intervention improves self-, clinician-rated depression symptoms

May 17, 2015
TORONTO — When added to usual care, an internet-based intervention demonstrated effectiveness comparable to pharmacologic and psychotherapeutic…
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Analysis suggests association between genes, persistent drug use among IV users

May 16, 2015
TORONTO — Risk for persistent drug use may be associated with specific genes, according to data presented at the American Psychiatric…
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IT dashboard reduces high dose opioid prescriptions among veterans

May 16, 2015
TORONTO — Researchers at the Desert Pacific Veteran Integrated Service Network of Veterans Affairs have developed an IT dashboard to reduce the…
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Use of antidepressants for dementia in elderly long-term care residents increasing in Ontario

May 16, 2015
TORONTO — Data from a population-based, time-series analysis conducted in Ontario demonstrate the prescribing rate of antipsychotropic…
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APA 2015 to feature novel clinical research, practice-related sessions

May 15, 2015
TORONTO — The 168th annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association will feature innovative clinical research and practice-related…
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VIDEO: Roger Kathol, MD, on Accountable Care Organizations

May 9, 2014
Kathol, MD, discusses ACOs and the move to make psychiatrists a part of the provider network.
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Botox reduced depression, inhibited facial muscles expressed during sadness

May 6, 2014
NEW YORK — By treating the facial muscles responsible for emotion with onabotulinumtoxinA, doctors can alleviate depression symptoms in…
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Depression may cause nocebo effects in hypochondriasis patients

May 6, 2014
NEW YORK — In patients with hypochondriasis receiving placebo, baseline depression predicted greater adverse effects, and baseline somatization…
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