Bad News for Big Medicine

Will Copycats Seek to Match, or Surpass, Las Vegas Shooter? - MedPage Today - Monday, October 16, 2017 - 17:44

Will Copycats Seek to Match, or Surpass, Las Vegas Shooter?
MedPage Today
The extensive news coverage of the Las Vegas shooter has focused heavily on his motivation. But a leading psychiatrist says we should be "thinking ahead to the mass-shooters in waiting -- the copycats -- who will use the Las Vegas murders as a template ...

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder & Chronic Pain - PracticalPainManagement.com - Monday, October 16, 2017 - 17:15

PracticalPainManagement.com

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder & Chronic Pain
PracticalPainManagement.com
Until a few years ago, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) was grouped into anxiety disorders by the American Psychiatric Association (APA). In 2013, the organization added a chapter specifically on OCD and related disorders to its Diagnostic and ...

How Anti-Trump Psychiatrists Are Mobilizing Behind the Twenty-Fifth Amendment - The New Yorker - Monday, October 16, 2017 - 16:40

The New Yorker

How Anti-Trump Psychiatrists Are Mobilizing Behind the Twenty-Fifth Amendment
The New Yorker
... commentary from mental-health experts about Trump's mental state was slow to gather steam because of the Goldwater Rule, an ethical principle of the American Psychiatric Association that says that psychiatrists cannot express professional opinions ...

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Excited. Delirious. Dead. - The Texas Observer - Monday, October 16, 2017 - 16:24

Excited. Delirious. Dead.
The Texas Observer
While it's recognized by the National Association of Medical Examiners and the American College of Emergency Physicians, it's not listed in the American Psychiatric Association's diagnostic bible, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

The fear of small holes isn't really a phobia - The indy100 - Monday, October 16, 2017 - 15:39

The indy100

The fear of small holes isn't really a phobia
The indy100
The name is currently only a proposed phobia, and is not recognised by American Psychiatric Association. It was believed that the phobia was an evolutionary response, a reminder of the clusters and round bumps that can develop on human skin after an ...

Do Transgender Patients Feel Welcome in Your Practice? - Medscape - Monday, October 16, 2017 - 14:49

Medscape

Do Transgender Patients Feel Welcome in Your Practice?
Medscape
Hi. This is Dr Jack Drescher for Medscape. I'm a clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University, a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and a past member of the DSM-5 workgroup on sexual and gender identity disorders.

AMA partners with Cerner, IBM to develop common data model - Becker's Hospital Review - Monday, October 16, 2017 - 14:38

Health IT Analytics

AMA partners with Cerner, IBM to develop common data model
Becker's Hospital Review
The American Medical Association founded a collaborative effort between the healthcare and technology sectors to develop a common data model, the group announced Oct. 16. The Integrated Health Model Initiative platform will help healthcare ...
AMA taps technology companies, providers in a new initiative to reorganize fragmented health dataFierceHealthcare
New project has long-term goal: Unleash new era of patient careAmerican Medical Association (blog)
AMA Launches Integrated Healthcare Big Data Analytics PlatformHealth IT Analytics

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Anthem At Odds With Your Decision To Visit The ER And Refusing To Pay In Certain States - Forbes - Monday, October 16, 2017 - 14:25

Forbes

Anthem At Odds With Your Decision To Visit The ER And Refusing To Pay In Certain States
Forbes
In fact, a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in 2013 found that there could be nearly a 90% overlap in symptoms between emergencies and non-emergencies. Kivela stressed that if you think you have the symptoms of a medical ...

AMA taps technology companies, providers in a new initiative to reorganize fragmented health data - FierceHealthcare - Monday, October 16, 2017 - 14:21

FierceHealthcare

AMA taps technology companies, providers in a new initiative to reorganize fragmented health data
FierceHealthcare
The American Medical Association has launched a new initiative to reorganize fragmented health data, and it has already recruited some notable partners. AMA announced the Integrated Health Model Initiative (IHMI) on Monday, aimed at bringing together ...

Brazil is accused of stripping away LGBT rights - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Monday, October 16, 2017 - 13:58

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Brazil is accused of stripping away LGBT rights
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
And the American Psychiatric Association has cautioned about the risks for patients who receive it, including depression and self-destruction. United Nations research points out that suicide rates are higher among those who suffer discrimination — a ...

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