Thursday, December 17, 2009
Psychosomatic Medicine is the newest psychiatric subspecialty and its practitioners are those who have particular expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders and psychological difficulties in complex medically ill patients. Clinically, Psychosomatic Medicine focuses on three groups of patients: 1) those with comorbid psychiatric and general medical illnesses complicating management, 2) those with somatoform and functional disorders, and 3) those with psychiatric disorders that are the direct consequence of a primary medical condition or its treatment.
Advances In sessions are three-hour didactic lecture series featuring well-known experts presenting clinical and research findings and allowing time for questions and answers. Advances in Psychosomatic Medicine will be Monday, May 24, 2010 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Monday, November 23, 2009
The nuerobiology of obestity and the pathways of addiction in the developing brain are among topics the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is planning for its track at the APA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, May 22-26, 2010.
NIDA staff and researchers are planning symposia and workshops on these topics:
- The Challenge of Cognitive Enhancers in Medicine
- How Dysfunction of Learning and Memory Circuits Contribute to Substance Abuse and Other Psychiatric Disorders
- Maintenance Treatment for Opiate Dependence: Terminable or Interminable?
- Innovations in Integrated Treatment of Substance Use and Psychiatric Disorders
- Neurobiology of Obesity: Why We Can Get Too Motivated to Eat
- Sex/Gender Differences and Women-Specific Issues in Drug Abuse: Predicting and Improving Treatment Outcomes
- Update on Medications Development: Promising New Treatments for Drug Addiction
- Adolescent Potential: Exploring the Developing Brain and Understanding Pathways of Addiction
- Smoking and Psychiatric Disorders: Clues About Causal Pathways and Innovative Treatment Approaches
- Novel Tools for Preventing and Treating Substance Use and Comorbidities in the Military and Returning Veterans
- Treating Chronic Pain and Co-Occuring Addiction in Substance Abuse Patients
- Reward neurocircuitry in substance dependence and other psychiatric disorders: What does brain research tell us? Executive Function as a Brain System for Self-control: The Neurocircuitry of Psychiatric Disorders and Addiction
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Non-member psychiatrists can apply now for APA Membership to take advantage of member pricing if your membership application is received by April 2. Learn more on the American Psychiatric Association meeting Web pages.