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A.G. Schneiderman Announces Settlement With Emblem Health For Wrongly Denying Mental Health And Substance Abuse Treatment For Thousands Of New York Members |
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| The APA is now accepting abstract submissions for its
168th Annual Meeting to be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. May 16-21, 2015
. The theme of the meeting is
Psychiatry: Integrating Body and Mind, Heart and Soul.
The submission deadline is
Tuesday, September 9, 2014.
To submit an abstract, review the types of abstracts to be submitted, or learn more about the 2015 Annual Meeting please click
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Vets With Schizophrenia, Comorbid Anxiety Have Higher Rates of Other Mental Illness and Greater Service Utilization, Study Finds
Veterans with schizophrenia and a comorbid anxiety disorder have increased rates of other disorders, higher psychiatric and medical hospitalization, and increased utilization of outpatient mental health services, according to the study, “
Service Utilization Among Veterans With Schizophrenia and a Comorbid Anxiety Disorder
,” published in the APA journal
Psychiatric Services in Advance
Researchers from the Department of Veterans Affairs' Serious Mental Illness Treatment Resource and Evaluation Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., examined diagnostic, utilization, and medication records included in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) National Psychosis Registry. Relationships between schizophrenia and anxiety disorders were evaluated along demographic and service utilization dimensions.
During Fiscal 2011, 23.8% of 87,006 VHA patients with schizophrenia were diagnosed with a comorbid anxiety disorder; 15.2% of the sample had a posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnosis and 8.6% a non-PTSD anxiety disorder. The researchers found that patients without a comorbid anxiety disorder had significantly lower rates of other comorbid mental disorders than did patients with comorbid anxiety disorders. Specifically, 20.6% of patients with no anxiety disorder had depression, compared with 47.7% of those with PTSD and 46.8% of those with non-PTSD anxiety disorders. Only 3.7% of patients with no anxiety disorder had a personality disorder, compared with 11.2% of those with PTSD and 10.8% of those with non-PTSD anxiety.
“Anxiety disorders are common among individuals with schizophrenia within the VHA and appeared in this study...
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