The OPPA, a district branch of the American Psychiatric Association, is a statewide medical specialty organization whose more than 1,000 physician members specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illnesses, including substance use disorders.
Mental Health America released its annual State of Mental Health Report, which ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on several mental health and access measures. This year, Minnesota came out on top overall with Nevada coming in 51st. Ohio ranked 19th overall.
On Tuesday of this week, the Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee passed SB 56 (version 21) and on Wednesday, the House Health Committee passed HB 72 (version 4), companion bills that would include patient protection guardrails for insurers who want to utilize the cost containment strategy known as "step therapy" and "fail first". Read More
On Wed., Dec. 5, members of the Ohio House Criminal Justice Committee passed legislation, House Bill 81, out of committee by a vote of 9 to 3. This is the first step to passing legislation that would prevent individuals with severe mental illness, at the time of the crime, from receiving a death sentence. Read More
The American Psychiatric Association's Division of Diversity and Health Equity has published a fact sheet on Mental Health Disparities in Gay Populations. This resource includes information on Mental health status and disparities, Epidemiology, Stigma and discrimination and Barriers to accessing mental health services. Read More
Functional Neurological Symptom Disorders
This presentation, which is free to APA members, discusses developments in neuropsychiatry and effective strategies in the diagnosis of functional neurological symptom disorder (conversion disorder) for the general psychiatrist. Presented by Sepideh N. Bajestan, M.D., Ph.D., of Stanford University. Read More
December 17, 2018
December 18, 2018