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Should Psychiatrists Prescribe Placebos for Depression?

The impact of placebos may affect clinical outcomes more than many psychiatrists originally thought. The authors of a recent study at Brigham and Women's Hospital suggest a placebo treatment represents a better strategy for future clinical outcomes. The study surveyed more than 120 psychiatrists and found "a discrepancy between empirical evidence and psychiatrists' beliefs on the impact of placebo effects on clinical outcomes."

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Improved Depression Treatment Options Possible Through Simple Questionnaire

A questionnaire to be filled out by depressed patients could identify if a certain medication will be likely to improve a particular patient's symptoms. This model may be able to help patients obtain better treatment options tailored to their individual needs. After filling out a few questions the patient could receive an immediate prediction. 

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Have you considered telepsychiatry?

What is telepsychiatry?
Telepsychiatry is the practice of psychiatry using technology to connect a patient and mental health provider who are not in the same physical location. In its infancy, telepsychiatry required expensive video conferencing equipment, making start-up costs prohibitive for many clinics. Now, any device with a video camera and access to the internet can be used for telepsychiatry.

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Psychiatry Conferences

A comprehensive listing of psychiatry conferences worldwide in 2016 and beyond.

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MentalHealthWork.com's job board - how does it work?

Here's everything you need to know about MentalHealthWork.com's job board: how to register, how to upload your CV, how to contact a job poster and more. Also, learn about how we safeguard your privacy.

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State Licensing Boards

Find a comprehensive listing of state licensing boards for physicians (MDs and DOs), physician assistants, nurses, social workers, counselors and psychologists.

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