Current Psychiatry

Current Psychiatry was created for the busy psychiatrist. Each month we reach approximately 40,000 psychiatrists, residents, and advanced practice nurses with information that practicing clinicians can immediately apply to practice.

Published jointly by Quadrant HealthCom and the University of Cincinnati Department of Psychiatry, each issue features practical clinical reviews that present the latest evidence on diagnosing and treating psychiatric disorders in a concise, easy-to-read style. Working in concert with physician and staff editors who are well-versed in mental health issues, expert physicians offer their clinically tested insights on chronic and acute patient care.




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American Association for Emergency Psychiatry

American Association for Emergency Psychiatry or AAEP is a multidisciplinary organization that serves as the voice of emergency mental health. The membership includes directors of psychiatric emergency services, psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, psychologists, physician assistants, educators and other professionals involved in emergency psychiatry.

The AAEP sponsors educational programs and provides a network of experts to address clinical, educational, administrative, research and legal problems




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The Depravity Scale

Judges and juries both across the United States and in other countries who decide that a crime is “depraved,” “heinous,” or “horrible” can assign more severe sentences. Yet there is no standardized definition for such dramatic words that courts already use. And while we may all recognize that some crimes truly separate themselves from others, there is no standard, fair way to distinguish crimes that are the worst of the worst, or “evil.”

To minimize the arbitrariness of how courts determine the worst of crimes, and to eliminate bias in sentencing, the Depravity Scale research aims to establish societal standards of what makes a crime depraved, and to develop a standardized instrument based on specific characteristics of a crime that must be proven in order to merit more severe sentences.

This research will refine into the Depravity Standard, an objective measure based on forensic evidence. This instrument distinguishes not who is depraved but rather, what aspects of a given crime are depraved and the degree of a specific crime’s depravity. The research will enhance fairness in sentencing, given that it is race, gender and socio-economic blind.

The research has already been guided by legal and scientific study. Now, a two-part survey has been developed to involve the general public in establishing societal standards of what makes a crime depraved. The first part enables the general public to shape the specific intents, actions, and attitudes that should be included as items of the Depravity Standard instrument, and the second involves the general public in refining the relative weight of these items. In both surveys, all members of the general public are urged to participate. This is the first project ever developed that invites citizens’ direct input to forensic science research, and the first project ever developed in which citizens shape future criminal sentencing standards.




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Neuropsychological Assessment Need Tool (NANT)

The Neuropsychological Assessment Need Tool (NANT) is a quick and easy to use online application to help assess the need for a neuropsychological assessment.




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The Refuge Media Project

The Refuge Media Project was created by filmmakers, health educators, and human rights activists concerned about this issue. We are producing a half-hour documentary on immigrant torture survivors in the United States, and on some of the individuals and organizations who are working to help survivors deal with their traumatic pasts, and with the sometimes traumatic experience of coming to America.




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U.S. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association

In 1975, the U.S. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (USPRA) and its members developed and defined the practice of psychosocial/ psychiatric rehabilitation, establishing these services as integral to community-based treatment and leading the recovery movement. Today, with nearly 1,400 members, USPRA is the preeminent association advancing the practice of psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery.




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Medical Tourism Magazine

The Medical Tourism Association â„¢ is the first international non-profit association made up of the top international hospitals, healthcare providers, medical travel facilitators, insurance companies, and other affiliated companies and members with the common goal of promoting the highest level of quality of healthcare to patients in a global environment. Our Association promotes the interests of its healthcare provider and medical tourism facilitators members. The Medical Tourism Association â„¢ has three tenets: Transparency, Communication and Education.




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Treatment Advocacy Center

The Treatment Advocacy Center is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating barriers to the timely and effective treatment of severe mental illnesses. The Treatment Advocacy Center promotes laws, policies, and practices for the delivery of psychiatric care and supports the development of innovative treatments for and research into the causes of severe and persistent psychiatric illnesses, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.




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