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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Trainees may not be familiar with DSM changes

May 20, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO — Only one-fifth of psychiatry residents said they believed that they had adequate knowledge about the changes in the newly…
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Hopelessness significantly increased risk for suicidality in youth

May 20, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO — Feelings of hopelessness strongly predicted suicidality in children and adolescents, according to new study data presented…
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Borderline personality may influence course of Axis I disorders

May 19, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO — The presence of borderline personality disorder may affect the time to remission and relapse of a number of Axis I disorders…
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APA President-Elect: 'Our time is now'

May 19, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO — The American Psychiatric Association officially kicked off its annual meeting this weekend with the release of the fifth…
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Countdown to DSM-5

May 16, 2012
Researchers assigned to reviewing proposed changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders met at the 2012 American Psychiatric…
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Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate effective with chronic fatigue syndrome, cognition and pain

May 15, 2012
Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate was found to reduce symptoms of pain and fatigue and improve executive functioning, according to new study results…
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Genetic variability associated with increased suicide risks with bipolar disorder

May 14, 2012
Researchers have discovered connections between the IMPA2, INPP1 and GSK3B genes and the emergence of suicidal behavior in patients with bipolar…
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Researchers tout virtual reality for PTSD treatment

May 14, 2012
Virtual reality has shown to be an effective treatment option for soldiers with posttraumatic stress disorder, military and civilian scientists said…
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DSM-5 reduces substance abuse diagnosis to unidimensional condition

May 11, 2012
Two levels of diagnosis relating to substance use — abuse and dependence — will be absent from the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and…
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Patient feelings considered by DSM5 somatic symptom disorder working group

May 10, 2012
Researchers from the DSM-5 Somatic Symptom Disorders Work Group sought to employ terminology that did not demean patients presenting with somatic…
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