Category Archives: Guideline

New Practice Guidelines on the Use of Antipsychotics in Dementia

A new guideline from the American Psychiatric Association is designed to improve the care of patients with dementia who are exhibiting agitation or psychosis. More specifically, this guideline focuses on the judicious use of antipsychotic medications when agitation or psychosis … Continue reading

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Task Force Calls for Depression Screening During and After Pregnancy

This week the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) updated their recommendations on screening for depression in adults. Included in the recommendations is the screening of women for depression during pregnancy and after giving birth. This is the first time … Continue reading

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Revised Practice Guidelines for the Psychiatric Evaluation of Adults

The American Psychiatric Association has released the third edition of the Practice Guidelines for the Psychiatric Evaluation of Adults. These guidelines are different from previous versions in that they represent the first APA guidance developed using a new process that … Continue reading

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National Academy of Medicine Establishes Standards for Psychosocial Treatments

A new report by the National Academy of Medicine, titled, “Psychosocial Interventions for Mental and Substance Use Disorders: A Framework for Establishing Evidence-Based Standards” highlights the need to strengthen evidence on the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions, and to develop guidelines and … Continue reading

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Sixth Annual Chair Summit Begins This Week

This week a Master Class for Neuroscience Development called the Chair Summit takes place in Tampa, FL (Sept 26-28, 2013). In the early days of medical training in Kos, students, trainees and medical colleagues would gather to discuss their cases … Continue reading

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New Guidelines on Sleep Apnea

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) has released new clinical practice guidelines on sleep apnea, sleepiness, and driving risk on non-commercial drivers. Published in the June, 2013 American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, the new guidelines, are an update … Continue reading

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First Guidelines for Amyloid Imaging in Alzheimer’s Released

Published today, the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) and the Alzheimer’s Association have jointly published the first criteria for the appropriate use of this imaging technology to aid in the diagnosis of people with suspected Alzheimer’s disease. … Continue reading

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Therapy in Virtual Environments: Are the Rights and Responsibilities the Same as in the Real World?

There has been a steady increase in the use of therapy for psychological disorders in virtual environments (VE) and using computer-assisted treatment over the last decade. Do the same guidelines and ethical standards apply as they do in the in-person … Continue reading

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New EFNS Guidelines on Other Dementias

The European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS) and the European Neurological Society (ENS) have published revised guidelines on the diagnosis and management of disorders associated with dementia. These are dementias other than Alzheimer’s disease, such as vascular cognitive impairment, frontotemporal … Continue reading

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New AAN Guidelines on Migraine Prevention

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American Headache Society (AHA) have published new guidelines for the prevention of episodic migraine. The goal was to provide updated evidence-based recommendations for the preventive treatment of migraine headache. The clinical question … Continue reading

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