Groundbreaking new research to be presented at APA Annual Meeting
Disaster psychiatry, personality disorders, genetics, women's issues, substance abuse disorders and telepsychiatry are among hundreds of cutting-edge research topics to be presented at the American Psychiatric Association's 156th Annual Meeting, in San Francisco, May 17-22. This meeting is the world's largest psychiatric educational conference.
More than 1,000 clinical papers, symposia, new research poster sessions and workshops will be presented at the Moscone Center and surrounding hotels. APA expects more than 19,000 attendees from around the globe.
Program highlights include:
Psychiatric Illness and the Workplace
Affective Disorders in Adolescence Increase Risk of Later Schizophrenia
Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders: Questions for DSM-V
Treatment Outcome for Sexually Abused Children at One-Year Follow-Up
Do Anxiety and Depression Cause Cancer?
Diverse Approaches to Alzheimer's Screening
The Foundation of Medical Ethics/Informed Consent
Terrorism, War and Refugees: Psychiatric Effects and Prevention
Recognize Stress Reactions in Adults After an Industrial Disaster
Adult Patients with ADHD: Comorbidities, Medical and Productivity Costs
Personality Traits as Predictors of Suicidality in Young Women
Symptom Differences and Overlaps Between Depression and Bereavement
Immune Activity in Adults Suffering from Depression
Recent Developments in Gay and Lesbian Mental Health: A Global Perspective
Confronting Crises in Education, Mental Health and Juvenile Justice
An Update on Parkinson's Disease and Its Psychiatric Complications
Addictions: Cutting-Edge Treatments
Borderline Personality Disorder: Neuroscience to Treatment and Back
Topiramate for the Treatment of Alcohol Dependence
"The program offers a goldmine of news and features opportunities for the media," said Geetha Jayaram, M.D., Scientific Program Chair. She noted that groundbreaking research at the meeting covers a wide range of topics including treatment techniques, outcome studies, death and dying, somatoform disorders, suicide, sports psychiatry, childhood grief and postpartum depression.
The American Psychiatric Association is a national medical specialty society, founded in 1844, whose 35,000 physician members specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illnesses including substance use disorders. For more information, visit the APA Web site at www.psych.org.