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An urgent call to mental health caregivers to help treat climate concerns

August 9, 2018  |  H. Steven Moffic
blog

Psychiatrists, and other mental health disciplines, have an ethical principle to address social issues which adversely affect public health and mental health. 

Patient-centered doesn’t mean the customer is always right

April 23, 2018  |  Alicia Hoisington
article

When it comes to objective measurements on whether providers are delivering what patients want, experts say assessment surveys might ask about whether patients believe they are in a better place.

Black History Month inspires improvements in behavioral healthcare

February 20, 2018  |  H. Steven Moffic
blog

February is Black History month. The history of American psychiatry and Black Americans should give us renewed inspiration to reduce disparities in behavioral healthcare.

A reflection on mental health and mental illness: Which one should lead the way?

January 9, 2018  |  Ed Jones, PhD
Perspectives

Discard the messaging about mental illness. We don’t really know what we are talking about if the assumption about illness is that we know biological causes. We should go in another direction. Mental health should be more highly valued.

Productive group process under the microscope in the workplace

January 8, 2018  |  H. Steven Moffic
blog

There has been a lot of speculation about the mental health of President Donald Trump. That discussion has intensified once again with the publication of “Fire and Fury.”

How emotional health and physical health alarms differ

October 19, 2017  |  Ed Jones, PhD
Perspectives

The power of digital tools in emotional health should motivate and energize clinical/business leaders to validate this exciting opportunity for health improvement and business innovation.

NCAD: Free screener measures risk across multiple domains

August 23, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
article

The final day of the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) featured a presentation on a free screening tool that reflects the multiple problems affecting most patients.

FACT FILE: High dosages linked to surge in opioid use disorder

June 30, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

A Blue Cross Blue Shield Association study of members in its commercial plans found high-dosage opioid prescriptions were linked with higher rates of opioid use disorder diagnoses.

Consider anger in society and psychiatry

May 30, 2017  | 
blog

Healthy anger is proportional and responsive to a real and persistent need. It can be a powerful component of human survival and adaptation.

Florida responds to urgent opioid crisis

May 11, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
Exclusive

There’s a mounting body of evidence describing the upward trend of the opioid crisis in Florida. Miami alone saw a staggering rise in services delivered related to opioid diagnoses.

How to choose the right psychotherapy apps

November 30, 2016  |  Marlene M. Maheu, PhD
blog

Mobile apps are a useful for resource, but clinicians should weigh their benefits and limitations before implementing their use to enhance the level of care they provide.

Health systems use data to predict behavioral health risks

September 26, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

The Watson Health supercomputer is being used to predict disorders early so physicians can offer referrals to behavioral health providers long before the diagnosis becomes severe.

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