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Psychiatry Career Articles of Interest
Commentary on “Civil War” in Psychiatry
A recent blog post on KevinMD highlights the debates surrounding psychiatry treatments for mentally ill patients. The author, a psychiatrist and professor at Duke University, encourages physicians and mental health providers to find common ground. He discusses four major goals that could improve care and access for mentally ill patients, which includes finding work and housing for those who need them and to limit prescriptions for those who do not necessarily need them. View the complete article here
Studies Suggest Exercise Helps Ward Off Depression
Source: US News
Science has provided more evidence to suggest that people who are more physically active are far less likely to be depressed. The study goes on to say that for those who do suffer from depression, exercise has shown to help reduce the symptoms. Researchers do mention one caveat: people who are depressed are much less likely to begin to exercise or start any kind of exercise routine because their depression acts as a barrier to motivation. They suggest addressing the barrier initially to get patients into exercising and then introducing moderate exercise to help mitigate symptoms of depression.
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Do you have concerns about EHR adoption in your practice?
Adopting and implementing electronic health records can be a stressful, costly and overwhelming experience for physicians. While the government offers incentives and assistance for doctors learning how to use EHRs, it also can fine and publicly name the doctors or healthcare systems who fail to keep patient privacy safe.
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Telepsychiatry
Ever wondered how telepsychiatry works--the logistics, the technology, etc.? Read our telepsychiatry FAQs for all the basics.