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Mayo Clinic PsychUpdate e-Edition
September 2014
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Cancer caregiver quality of life and burnout
Patient Care

Nondrug interventions help manage dementia behavior

By focusing on environmental, psychosocial and organic factors contributing to challenging behavior, Mayo Clinic's Dementia-Behavioral Assessment and Response Team (D-BART) is changing the standard of care for people with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.

Study seeks to improve caregiver QOL

Given the proven ability of a structured, multidisciplinary intervention to improve quality of life (QOL) for patients with advanced-stage cancer, Mayo researchers have designed a similar program for cancer caregivers.


Biomarker development crucial to ketamine use in depressive disorders
In studies, subanesthesia doses of ketamine rapidly improve mood and suicidal ideation in some patients with depressive disorders. Research is now underway to determine how the drug works and which patients are likely to respond to it.

Varenicline may help bipolar patients stop smoking
Patients with bipolar disorder who smoke have lower response rates to mood-stabilizing drugs than nonsmokers do. A small study suggests varenicline may be a feasible option for reducing tobacco use in these patients.

See all Psychiatry and Psychology Clinical Trials at Mayo Clinic

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Acute Care Psychiatry Clinical Review
Sept. 18-20, 2014, in Las Vegas
Intended for psychiatrists, psychologists, and family practice, internal medicine and emergency department physicians, this course provides state-of-the-art education on management of acute psychiatric problems.

Approaches to Pediatric Depression and Related Disorders
Oct. 17, 2014, in Minneapolis
This interactive course will focus on recent developments in the diagnosis, assessment and multimodal treatment planning for pediatric depression and medical comorbidities, ADHD, eating disorders, and anxiety. Faculty will emphasize an evidence-based approach and the latest findings.

Psychiatry in Medical Settings
Jan. 22-24, 2015, in New Orleans
Mayo Clinic faculty will review principles of psychiatric diagnosis and treatment of patients in medical and surgical inpatient and outpatient settings.

See all Psychology & Psychiatry Continuous Professional Development Courses

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In the Video Center

Impact of Structured Multidisciplinary Intervention on Quality of Life of Older Adults With Advanced Cancer
A study finds older adults undergoing treatment for advanced cancer benefit more from quality-of-life interventions than their younger counterparts do.

View videos by specialty and Grand Rounds presentations online

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