Accreditor lays out plan for resident well-being

Dr. Brigham started with Lewin ’s equation:B = f(P,  E). It states that behavior is a function of a person and his or her environment. He then pointed to its implications for physicians and physician well-being. “Think about what we expose our residents to: death and dying, other people’s secrets, other people’s sickness, depression and anxiety. But it’s not all depressing.” Timothy Brigham, MDiv, PhD, chief of staff and senior vice president in the Department of Education at the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), was speaking to representatives from the 32 member schools of the AMA ’sAccelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium at the 2016 consortium meeting in Chicago. His keynote, which focused on physician well-being, referenced what many know but are reluctant to mention.What separates physicians“There’s a set of personality characteristics that differentiate physicians, residents and medical students,” Dr. Brigham said. “One is, in a non-psychiatric way, you tend to be more obsessive-compulsive. It’s about order, control and focus, which helps most people get through those first two years. If you don’t have those qualities, you develop those qualities.” More to the point, physicians tend to get things done where other people give up, he explained.“One of the major problems with us in terms of duty hours is not program directors&rsq...
Source: AMA Wire - Category: Journals (General) Authors: Source Type: news

Related Links:

What Are 5 Underlying Reasons for Addiction? Addiction always stems from a root cause, also known as one of the reasons for addiction. It is extremely important to treat both the root cause of the addiction in addition to the physical addiction itself. Staying sober involves much more than just detoxing from drugs or alcohol and abstaining from them in the future. It also involves finding the underlying reasons for the addiction and treating that as well, so that it does not exacerbate the addiction in the future. This is why so many people fail when they attempt to quit using drugs or alcohol cold turkey. While there can ...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Abuse Addiction Addiction Recovery Addiction to Pharmaceuticals Addiction Treatment and Program Resources Alcohol Alcoholism Anxiety Children Depression Depression Treatment Drug Treatment LGBT LGBTQ Mental Health Painkiller Source Type: blogs
Conclusion: Some patients with psychiatric syndromes and increased ANA titers may suffer from psychiatric variants of SLE, even if the American College of Rheumatology criteria for SLE are not met. Whether the psychiatric symptoms in our patient represent a prodromal stage with the later manifestation of full-blown SLE or a subtype of SLE with isolated CNS involvement remains unclear. Regardless, early diagnosis and initiation of immunosuppressive treatment are essential steps in preventing further disease progression and organ damage. Intrathecal ANAs with extractable nuclear antigen differentiation may be a more sensitiv...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Conclusion It is clear that clinically, there is still much to be learnt about alexithymia and its relationship with a range of related phenomena. Firstly, is alexithymia a continuous and stable trait independent of psychological or somatic symptomology that is developed during childhood? Or is it instead a reactive state induced by trauma and distress at any age, which serves to defend against intense and upsetting emotions? This impacts on treatment options. For example, should we be focussing on early childhood interventions which target the child's emotional environment and parenting to encourage emotional exp...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
What is a Co-Occuring disorder? The coexistence of both a mental health disorder and a substance abuse use disorder is referred to as a co-occurring disorder. Any combination of mental health and addiction can be referred to as having a co-occuring disorder. The combinations can be seemingly endless, and can even include more than one of either a mental disorder or an addiction. Combinations may include depression and alcoholism, anorexia and cocaine addiction, bipolar disorder and heroin addiction and the list goes on. Surprisingly, as many as 6 in 10 substance abusers also have at least one other mental disorder. There i...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Addiction Addiction Recovery Addiction Treatment and Program Resources ADHD Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Anxiety Behavioral Addictions Depression Depression Treatment Drinking Drug Treatment Dual Diagnosis and Eat Source Type: blogs
We describe the effects of LDX (50mg and 70mg) on the Sheehan Disability Scale (SDS; exploratory endpoint) from both studies. Design: The SDS was assessed at baseline, Week 6, and Week 12/early termination. Analyses included mixed-effects models for repeated measures for the examination of SDS total and domain score changes and a generalized estimating equation model to assess dichotomized remission status (remission [total score ?6] versus nonremission [total score>6]). Results: Least squares (95% confidence interval [CI]) mean treatment differences for SDS total score change from baseline at Week 12 were -2.80 (-3.98,...
Source: Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Current Issue Drug Development Original Research binge eating disorder disability functionality lisdexamfetamine dimesylate Sheehan Disability Scale Source Type: research
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) An analysis of nearly 200 independent studies involving more than 230,000 adult participants finds that having been sexually assaulted is associated with significantly increased risk of anxiety, depression, suicidality, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, obsessive-compulsive disorder and bipolar disorder. The analysis, reported in the journal Clinical Psychology Review, represents a summary of 40 years of research on the subject.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Happy Saturday, sweet readers! This week’s Psychology Around the Net takes a look at some serious reasons why it might be time to quit your job, a new fake beauty ad campaign to bring awareness to mental illness, how oxytocin could help opioid addiction recovery, and more. Oh, and a special bit at the end about the new Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, which I just found out is currently Netflix’s most tweeted about show. Yes, it’s that popular. If you haven’t watched yet, don’t worry; I didn’t include any spoilers. Still, read at your own risk. Let’s go! 9 Telltale Signs That It&rsq...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Addiction Bullying Children and Teens Disorders Industrial and Workplace Narcissism Personality Policy and Advocacy Professional Psychology Around the Net Recovery Relationships Research Self-Esteem Substance Abuse Suicide Source Type: blogs
Conclusion: These results support the validity and reliability of the new tablet-based electronic Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale. This will allow the inclusion of the electronic Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale in a wider range of clinical studies, particularly where a tablet is also being used to collect other study data. Introduction Prospective assessment of suicidal ideation and behavior (SIB) is a critical step in many clinical trials. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandates prospective SIB in “all clinical trials involving any drug being developed for any psychiatric indicati...
Source: Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Assessment Tools Current Issue Depression Devices Drug Development Evaluations Original Research Patient Assessment Psychiatry Scales Suicidality Technology Trial Methodology C-SSR Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale elect Source Type: research
Non-Suicidal Self-injury (NSSI) – is any deliberate, non suicidal behavior that inflicts physical harm on one's body to relieve emotional distress.People who engage in NSSI usually do not involve a conscious intent to die by suicide, though many believe that people who harm themselves are suicidal. There are also numerous myths that surround NSSI, which create a stigma for those struggling with kind of coping behavior. Individuals who use NSSI are often trying to:* Distract emotional pain* End feelings of numbness* Calm overwhelming feelings* Maintaining control* Self-punish* Express thoughts...
Source: Dr. Deborah Serani - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: anxiety awareness days depression non-suicidal self-injury stress trauma treatment triggers Source Type: blogs
GENEVA (Reuters) - More than 4 percent of the world’s population lives with depression, and women, youth and the elderly are the most prone to its disabling effects, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. An estimated 322 million people suffered depressive disorders in 2015, a rise of 18.4 percent in a decade, as people live longer, the United Nations agency said in a report. Global economic losses exceed $1 trillion a year, it said, referring to lost productivity due to apathy or lack of energy that lead to an inability to function at work or cope with daily life. “Depression is the single large...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
More News: Academies | ACGME | Anxiety | Broccoli | Cardiology | Cardiovascular | Depression | Education | Environmental Health | General Medicine | Graduation | Heart | Learning | Men | Obsessive Compulsive Disorder | Psychiatry | Psychology | Schools | Students | Substance Abuse | Substance Abuse Disorders | Suicide | Training | Universities & Medical Training