Upload To The Psychiatric Consultant Supercomputer?

I often wonder if Artificial Intelligence (AI) mavens could come up with a better psychiatric consultant for the general hospital. I have renewed interest in the idea now that the National Geographic Channel is halfway through the 6 episodes series, “Year Million.” It’s a fun, speculative, futurist view of how computers are becoming more integrated […]

Neuropsychiatry, Encephiatrics, and Ergasiology, Oh My!

First of all, a shout-out regarding the NICE Guidelines for Delirium update. Remember my broken links post about this in November? Well, as promised, the NICE Guidelines have been updated and we now have access to a much better organized and responsive web site which allows downloads of valuable guidance about monitoring for and managing […]

Neuroscience Medicine Consultants Replace Psychosomaticists?

My former teacher, Dr. William R. Yates, has made a bold proposal to form a new specialty, Neuroscience Medicine, by combining Psychiatry and Neurology, which he has outlined succinctly: Neuroscience Medicine: The Time Has Come https://t.co/hSQOID8NrZ A bold proposal by my former teacher to create a new specialty. — James Amos (@jamostheelder) June 8, 2016 […]

APM Annual Meeting 2015 Highlights: Day 5

Last day for us. Yesterday evening I attended the session “Medical Psychiatric Inpatient Integrated Care Models: History, Challenges and Benefits Shared by Four Institutions.” My colleagues Dr. Vicki Kijewski and Dr. Gen Shinozaki were presenting and moderating, respectively. It was very interesting to learn of the other methods that exist to approach the challenge of […]

APM Annual Meeting 2015: Highlights Day 4

So, Day 4 of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (APM) Meeting and I thought I would start by saying that another attendee at one f this morning’s Oral Paper Sections, while scrolling through the APM App on her smartphone, actually asked me how to find which session she was currently attending! She couldn’t tell! I […]