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*This piece is a re-print from the Central California Psychiatric Society’ 2022 Quarterly Update from December 2022. As part of our ongoing commitment to behavioral health, PRMS is pleased to feature geriatric psychiatry specialist, Dr. Rossano Bangasan, MD, DFAPA, Central California Psychiatric Society (CCPS) member, and Chair of the Geriatric Committee at CCPS, as one of the ...

Today is National Depression Screening Day. This is the 25th anniversary of this yearly event, created by Screening for Mental Health (SMH), an organization founded by Dr. Douglas Jacobs. The organization hopes to create a world where mental health is viewed and treated with the same gravity as physical health, and depression screening helps make that vision a reality. Facts a ...


Just recently, the Illinois legislature set aside a psychologist prescribing bill after initially supporting it.  (The Illinois Psychiatric Society’s president, Eldon Trame, MD, gives a nice summary of the whole process here.) What led me to explore what happened in Illinois was an article in the most recent issue of Psychiatric Times, “Why Psychiatrists Are Physicians First,” ...

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