Saving Sigmund: psychoanalysts fight to make their profession relevant was posted by the STATnews.com blog on 3-15-17. This article reviews psychoanalysis’s history of having a “arrogant and aloof” reputation, and for not being willing to partner with other healthcare professions and to utilize research and treatment outcomes measures.
From the blog MedicalNewsToday.com, “Aggression disorder linked to greater risk of substance abuse,” was posted on 3-2-17. This article summarizes findings published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry from a study of over 9,200 subjects.
MHConcierge has an ongoing interest in emerging research about the mental health benefits of things like yoga, exercise, and healthy nutrition – all potential resources to recommend to our patients/clients to try between their appointments. “Twice weekly yoga classes plus home practice effective in reducing symptoms of depression,” from PsyPost.org, posted 3-6-17.
Three articles have been published recently that provide sobering perspectives on the limits of research in support of what we do.
From the blog Statnews.com, “Why I’ve learning to leave blank spots in some patients’ medical records,” posted 3-6-17. This article reviews potential problems that medical documentation can cause for undocumented people. To cut to the chase: HIPPA protects patient health information, but it is “not an unconditional legal shield” if you are working undocumented people who may be subject to deportation.