Monthly Archives: May 2013

Interns may devote only 12% of their time to patients

In the New York Times (5/30) “Well” blog, Pauline W. Chen, MD, writes that a “dramatic decrease in time spent with patients compared with previous generations appears to be linked to new constraints young doctors now face, most notably duty … Continue reading

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David Kupfer, MD Responds to NIMH Criticism of DSM-5

David Kupfer, M.D, chair of APA’s DSM-5 Task Force responds to recent criticism of DSM-5 and its previous iterations by NIMH Director Thomas Insel, M.D. In a statement issued, Dr Kupfer emphasized that the diagnostic manual “provides clinicians with a … Continue reading

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National Institute on Mental Health Abandons DSM-5

Two weeks before DSM-5 goes on sale, Thomas Insel,  Director of the National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH) writes that the DSM lacks validity and that “patients with mental disorders deserve better”. According to Dr Insel, “The goal of this … Continue reading

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Pain conditions among veterans with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder

A study published in General Hospital Psychiatry evaluated the rates of chronic, noncancer pain conditions in patients diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) System. Researchers used a cross-sectional design that used administrative data extracted … Continue reading

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Essential Components of First-Episode Psychosis Services

A study published in May 1st, 2013 Psychiatric Services identified essential evidence-based components of first-episode psychosis services. The research took place in two stages. First a systematic literature review, then, a consensus-building technique, the Delphi, was used with an international … Continue reading

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