Patient Care on the PRMS Blog

*This piece is a re-print from the Spring Edition of the Journal of the Mississippi Psychiatric Association.   As part of PRMS’ ongoing commitment to behavioral health, we are pleased to feature Doctors Chasity Torrence, FAPA, and Dustyn Baker, co-founders of the Psychiatry Outreach Program (POP) in Jackson, Mississippi, as guest bloggers this month, reflecting on the impact P ...

In keeping with PRMS’ mission to support the greater behavioral health community, we invited Vasudev Makhija, MD, DLFAPA, founder and president of the South Asian Mental Health Initiative and Network (SAMHIN), and a past president of the New Jersey Psychiatric Association (NJPA), to share more about SAMHIN, its current projects, and future plans. PRMS is proud to support SAMHIN ...

Exacerbated by the global COVID-19 pandemic, the risk of suicide continues to increase as a result of mental health stressors like economic pressures and isolation. This September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in the United States, and in an effort to support and spread awareness of this mental health crisis, we’ll be sharing information on organizations that a ...

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As a part of PRMS’ ongoing commitment to behavioral health, we invited Katherine C. Jankousky to be featured as our guest blogger this month. She was one of the poster contest winners for the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry. Katherine C Jankousky, in collaboration with Lisa M Brownstone, PhD, Ashley Cornelius, LCSW, and C Sloan Burton, MD. During my Psychiatry Cler ...

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As a part of PRMS’ ongoing commitment to behavioral health, we invited Jacob Behrens, MD, in Milwaukee, WI to be featured as our guest blogger this month. ADHD, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, often conjures images of rambunctious young boys running circles around a classroom. It is generally more difficult to spot in adults, many of whom have more subtle symptoms ...

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Categories: Psychiatrist, Patient Care

As a part of PRMS’ ongoing commitment to behavioral health we invited Dr. Chasity Torrence, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) and a staff psychiatrist at the Mississippi State Hospital, to be featured as one of our guest bloggers this month. In 2016, Dr. Torrence received the PRMS Reside ...

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With the news of the Germanwings co-pilot having been treated for mental health issues, and from what we’re learning as officials continue to investigate the horrific crash, many people are wondering about a patient’s privacy versus a mental health provider’s obligation to warn. There are differences in the standards for making decisions about medical privacy versus public s ...

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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,” ...

The title of this post is shown in quotation marks because it’s exactly how the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the U.S. House Committee on Labor and Commerce styled a hearing held on April 26, 2013. The witness statements and other material submitted to the Subcommittee can be found here. The chair of the subcommittee, Hon. Tim Murphy of the 18th District of ...

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