APA not on board with “Physician Associate”; The immune-mediated depression of COVID

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) issued a statement against the American Academy of PAs’ decision to rename their profession by changing the title of medical assistant to medical assistant; the APA said this would add to patient confusion.

Natural early risers were less likely to have depressive symptoms compared to night owls. (Molecular Psychiatry)

Another symptom that long-distance COVID drivers may face: immune-mediated depression. (Forbes)

Obsessive-compulsive disorder may be underrepresented as the primary diagnosis, according to an analysis of commercial health claims presented at the “Going Digital: Behavioral Health Tech” conference.

Unsurprisingly, more than half of adolescents between the ages of 13 and 17 from the transgender or gender minority level reported using substances to cope with stress. (Plus one)

A New York City psychiatrist was mocked after sharing fantasies about shooting whites in the head during a talk at Yale University, despite saying she only used “provocation as a tool for real engagement”. (New York Times)

A pooled analysis of three clinical trials found that 42 mg lumateperon (Caplyta) was both safe and tolerable for schizophrenia, and had a metabolic profile similar to placebo, Intra-Cellular Therapies said.

Maine suffers from a shortage of psychiatrists as the population ages and not enough young people enter the field. (Bangor Daily News)

  • Kristen Monaco is an associate specializing in Endocrinology, Psychiatry, and Dermatology. She has been with the company from her New York City office for nearly five years.

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