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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 addresses standards set forth in a 2011 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report titled “Clinical Practice […]

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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 quality measures for implementing these interventions in professional practice. Two important pieces of legislation aim […]

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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 and the latest science with Hippocrates.  This model of education was maintained throughout the centuries […]

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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 of a 1994 ATS statement on sleep apnea. It is estimated that up to 20 […]

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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. Recently has it become possible to create high-quality images of the brain plaques characteristic of […]

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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 world? A study published in Telemedicine and e-Health has taken on this challenge. Virtual reality […]

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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 lobar degeneration, dementia with Lewy bodies, corticobasal syndrome, progressive supranuclear palsy, Parkinson’s disease dementia, Huntington’s […]

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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 addressed was: What pharmacologic therapies are proven effective for migraine prevention? The authors analyzed published […]

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