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March 2016

Patient Care

Research model proves successful in real-world patients
The Care of Mental, Physical and Substance Use Syndromes (COMPASS) model aims to improve the quality, experience and affordability of care for adults with depression and chronic comorbidities. Successful in studies, it has proved equally successful in clinical practice.


No evidence for long-term benzodiazepine use in bipolar disorder
Although benzodiazepines can be helpful in acute settings as adjuncts to core mood stabilizers, a new study fails to find evidence to support their long-term use in patients with bipolar disorder.

Protein differences seen in bipolar patients
The search for accurate methods for the identification and differentiation of mood disorders is ongoing. In a preliminary study, researchers identified six possible biomarkers for bipolar disorder.


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Wellness Across the Life Span: Psychological Science Update for Clinicians and Coaches 2016
April 29-30, 2016, in Minneapolis
This course emphasizes the newest applications of wellness interventions for children, adults and families over time. Collaborative learning experiences and networking opportunities encourage peer-to-peer discussion of wellness throughout life.

Science and Stories — Depression and Bipolar Disorder 2016
May 5-6, 2016, in Minneapolis
This innovative program addresses issues associated with the stigma of psychiatric illness and improves participants' understanding of the cost and challenges associated with depression and mania through insights provided by faculty and audience interactive participation.


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