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Mayo Clinic Clinical Update e-Edition
March 2013
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Patient Care

Somatoform disorders undergo major overhaul in DSM-5

In a decision that has stirred controversy, DSM-5 replaces hypochondriasis with two new concepts: somatic symptom disorder and illness anxiety disorder. A Mayo Clinic physician argues that both patients and care providers benefit from the change.

Innovative program helps physicians care for depressed teens

In the Early Management and Evidence-Based Recognition of Adolescents Living With Depression (EMERALD) model, a multidisciplinary team supports primary care physicians in diagnosing and managing teens with depressive illnesses.


Study of short-term therapy for pediatric OCD underway
Researchers are studying the use of a five-day cognitive behavioral therapy program for children with diagnosed obsessive-compulsive disorder. The aim is to provide more young patients access to the most effective interventions.

Study finds need for better assessment of suicide risk in children and adolescents
Few measures exist for measuring suicide risk in young people — so much so that children and adolescents often do a better job of assessing their risk than care providers do, a new study shows.

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Aeschi West: Basic Principles in Working with Suicidal Patients
May 30-June 1, 2013, in Vail, Colo.
This conference provides attendees the opportunity to learn an innovative approach to working with suicidal patients based on principles developed at conferences in Aeschi, Switzerland. It will include interactive lectures, videotaped interviews, seminars and workshops.

Approaches to Pediatric Depression and Related Disorders
Sept. 20, 2013, in Minneapolis
Focusing on recent developments in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric mood disorders and related conditions, this course will emphasize innovative and evidence-based approaches, including structured psychotherapeutic techniques and emerging brain stimulation therapies. Breakout sessions will focus on challenging case discussions.

Acute Care Psychiatry Clinical Review
Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2013, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Intended for family practice, internal medicine and emergency department physicians as well as psychiatrists and psychologists, this course provides advanced instruction on the management of acute psychiatric problems.

See all Psychology & Psychiatry Continuous Professional Development Courses

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Grand Rounds

New Grand Rounds presentations are available online

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New Staff

Melanie C. Greenaway, Ph.D.
Psychiatry and Psychology in Florida

Consults & Referrals

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