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Early Bird Rates End Tomorrow for IPS:TMHSC

DC Register by July 21 at midnight EDT for the best rates for IPS: The Mental Health Services Conference this October 6 to 9 in Washington, D.C. Gain new skills through in-depth training in addiction psychiatry, quality and measurement, psychopharmacology, technology in health care, and more. view session tracks and more.

CMS Announces Medicare Coverage of Psychiatric Consultations in Collaborative Care

CMS.Gov CMS, in its proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule rule for next year, has included coverage for “Psychiatric Collaborative Care Management Services.” The coding for those services will support payments to psychiatrists for consultative services they provide to primary care physicians in the collaborative care model. Read more.

How to Be an Effective Supervisor - Use Your EAP

PWMH When a manager is concerned about an employee’s mental well-being, it makes discussions about potential disciplinary actions all the more difficult. In this month's issue of Mental Health Works, the quarterly publication from the APA Foundation’s Partnership for Workplace Mental Health, the manager of employee assistance programs (EAPs) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, offers ideas from her many years of experience in helping the city's managers talk with employees about declining performance in relation to the employee's mental well-being. To subscribe to Mental Health Works, click here.

Did You Miss the MACRA Webinar?

IPS On June 29, APA hosted a live webinar on payment reform and quality reporting under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). The webinar provides psychiatrists with a basic understanding of the key features of MACRA and how they may impact their practices. For more information and to download the slides, go here.

Individuals can view and claim credit for participating in an accredited version of this webinar by visiting the apa learning center. APA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The APA designates this activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Nominations Sought for APA’s 2017 Election

APA All APA members are invited to submit nominations for APA’s 2017 election for the offices of president-elect and secretary. APA members in Areas 2 and 5 are invited to submit nominations for trustees in their respective Areas. Resident-fellow members are invited to submit nominations for resident-fellow member trustee-elect. Nominations should include the full name of the APA member and the corresponding office(s) for which the individual is being nominated and be sent by October 1 to election@psych.org. More information about APA’s 2017 election is posted here.

Child and Geriatric Psychiatry Awards

Awards Do you know someone whose work in child or geriatric psychiatry deserves recognition? Nominations are being sought for several APA awards focusing on service and achievement in child or geriatric psychiatry. Excellence in leadership, prevention, research, policy, and/or advocacy are just a few of the areas that these awards recognize. APA awards are a great way to recognize your colleagues who are working tirelessly to advance the field of psychiatry and mental health. Nominate your colleague by the August 1 deadline here.


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Publications From American Psychiatric Association Publishing

Psychiatric News
Collaborative Care Model Prepares Psychiatrists for Value-Based Care

Changing PracticePsychiatrists trained in collaborative care will be better prepared to meet the demands of the changing health care system. Read more.

Psychiatric Services
Bringing Wellness to Schools: Opportunities for and Challenges to Mental Health Integration in School-Based Health Centers

Psychiatric ServicesProviders at 14 school-based health centers in a large, urban school district described a range of models implemented to integrate primary and mental health care. Staffing and operations, partnerships, and engagement were key factors influencing the integration of mental health in caring for highly underserved populations. Read more.


Insider’s Guide to APA This Year

Stella Cai, M.D.In this month’s Residents’ Forum, Stella Cai, M.D., shares tips on how to get involved with APA to build your professional experience and network with other colleagues. Read more.

Residents Want to Learn Psychotherapy: Thoughts on Supervision

Katherine KennedyA 2014 survey by J.G. Kovach, M.D., and colleagues published in Academic Psychiatry revealed surprising news: “Psychiatry residents want more psychotherapy education than they are receiving.” Despite their hectic schedules, anticipated managed care roadblocks, and biologically focused research, psychiatry residents are hungry to learn psychotherapy. What’s more, the survey found that supervision supersedes coursework, readings, and their personal psychotherapy as psychiatry residents’ favorite way to learn. Read more.


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• Nominations Invited

• Membership Benefits You!

• Integrated Care: What It Means to You

• For Residents and Fellows



DSM-IV-TR Diagnostic Criteria for Antisocial Personality Disorder (301.7)

Psychiatrists Have a Role to Play in Latest Gun Law Debates

Study Finds Less or No Medication After Psychosis Fosters Recovery

Treat Chronic Insomnia With CBT-I, Says American College of Physicians

ECT Said to Be Valid Alternative For Elderly Patients With Depression


U.S. Experiences Uptick In Rates of Suicide

Computer-Based Tool Can Offer Rapid Screening After TBI

Cannabinoid Receptor Found to Help Suppress Habitual Behavior

Innovation Lab Winner Uses Speech Analysis to Diagnose Psychosis

AMA Approves Motion Limiting Guns, Tasers in Medical Settings


American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Book of the Week

Book of the Week

Helping Kids in Crisis: Managing Psychiatric Emergencies in Children and Adolescents

Edited by Fadi Haddad, M.D., and Ruth Gerson, M.D.

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Psychiatric Services

Psychiatric Services

Antipsychotic Prescribing for Young Children
More than 40% of physicians who wrote a prescription for an antipsychotic between 2009 and 2011 had prescribed antipsychotics to children ages zero to nine, despite evidence that children may be more vulnerable than adults to the drugs’ serious cardiometabolic side effects.

Top Sources of Opiates for Nonmedical Use
A physician was the most recent source of opioid analgesics for 24% of individuals who reported using the drugs for nonmedical purposes, second only to friends or family, the source for 68% of users.

ER Charts Reveal Importance of Social Workers
Electronic health records from the emergency room at an urban trauma center showed that social workers saw large numbers of patients with highly complex presentations, many of whom arrived by ambulance and were later hospitalized.

American Journal of Psychiatry

American Journal of Psychiatry

ECT in Geriatric Depression: Phase 1 of the PRIDE Study
The Prolonging Remission in Depressed Elderly (PRIDE) study evaluates the efficacy of right unilateral ultrabrief pulse electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) combined with venlafaxine for the treatment of geriatric depression. According to phase 1 of the study, the treatment achieves remission in the majority of elderly depressed subjects, global cognitive function is unaffected, and serious adverse events are rare.

ECT in Geriatric Depression: Phase 2 of the PRIDE Study
Phase 2 of the PRIDE study compares two randomized treatment arms (medication only or medication plus ECT) in patients who initially responded to ECT with medication. The data suggest that the ECT-medication treatment produces lower levels of depression than the medication regimen only.

A Clinical Tool to Estimate Individual Patients’ Risk of Depressive Relapse Following Remission
This work taps a rich longitudinal data set and shows that items from the Symptom Checklist 90 might provide a useful marker for risk of relapse in the 6 months following treatment for a depressive episode.


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