Thursday, July 24, 2014

Discover a Better Understanding of Mental Health Medicine How to register: Click here for a registration form. Click here to make your hotel reservations or call (256) 428-2000 and reference the Alabama Psychiatric Physicians Association.   FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10TBAEarly Exhibitor Set-Up at The Westin Huntsville   6:30 – 9 p.m.Bollywood Bash Welcome Dinner at Springhill Suites   SATURDAY, OCTOBER 117 – 8 a.m.Conference RegistrationBreakfast with Exhibitors (exhibits open all day)   8 a.m.Welcome and General Session [...]


Comments Off

MONTGOMERY — The Medical Association of the State of Alabama has created a registry of private physicians prepared to help veterans across Alabama get the timely care they need outside the traditional Veterans Affairs setting. “Our nation is indebted to our veterans for the great service they have given this country,” MASA President Ron Franks, MD, said, “and Alabama’s physicians want to step up and help the VA deliver the care our veterans need and deserve.” A recent [...]


Comments Off

MONTGOMERY — Applications for Fellow are now being accepted by the American Psychiatric Association. Being a Fellow is an honorary designation to recognize early career members who have demonstrated allegiance to their profession and commitment to the on-going work of the association. Application is by invitation only, and the invitation packets have been mailed. If you receive an invitation packet in the mail, it should include these items: 2014 APA Fellow Application Members who pursue Fellow [...]


Comments Off

COURTESY OF KAISER HEALTH NEWS — Primary care doctors have reported problems making referrals for patients who have purchased some of the cheaper plans from the federal insurance marketplace. Complaints about narrow networks with too few doctors have attracted the attention of federal regulators and have even prompted lawsuits. But they’re also causing headaches in the day-to-day work of doctors and clinics. “The biggest problem we’ve run into is figuring out what specialists take a lot of [...]


Comments Off

CHICAGO — The numbers, posted daily on the Cook County sheriff’s website, would be alarming at an urgent care clinic, let alone a jail: On a Wednesday, 36 percent of all new arrivals report having a mental illness. On a Friday, it’s 54 percent. But inside the razor wire framing the 96-acre compound, the faces and voices of the newly arrested confirm its accidental role as Chicago’s treatment center of last resort for people with [...]


Comments Off

Eighty percent of people with mental illness are unemployed, a statistic that says more about the lack of support for this group of people than it does about the economy, according to a new study. As in so many other areas of mental health, solutions to this problem exist, but simply aren’t utilized, says Mary Giliberti, executive director of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. “These statistics paint a pretty bleak picture,” she says. [...]


Comments Off

ARLINGTON — More than 40 prominent, diverse faith, psychiatric and other mental health leaders gathered to inaugurate the Mental Health and Faith Community Partnership, a collaboration between psychiatrists and clergy aimed at fostering a dialogue between two fields, reducing stigma, and accounting for medical and spiritual dimensions as people seek care. The convening organizations are the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the American Psychiatric Foundation (APF) and the Interfaith Disability Advocacy Coalition (IDAC), a program of the American [...]


Comments Off