Requirements to Become a Clinical Psychiatrist – A Detailed, Step By Step Guide

Becoming a psychiatrist is a very noble decision. You will have the opportunity to help people who have serious psychiatric problems on a daily basis, meaning you will have a very large impact on the world. It is a career in which you add a lot of value to the world. It also pays very well.

However, psychiatry does take a lot of schooling and training to get started in, so don’t think that it is an easy thing to get into. With all that said, here are some videos to help you get started down the road:

There is always a lot to learn when you are exploring medical careers. The requirements to become a psychiatrist are not easily fulfilled, but if you can meet them, you will have an illustrious and impactfull career.

NoBullying.com Invites Psychiatrists to Contribute to an Article On the Psychology of Bullying

NoBullying.com invites psychiatrists to contribute to an article on The Psychology of Bullying. Willing experts on bullying can weigh in by contacting the team at media(at)nobullying(dot)com

According to the article so far, in the 1970s psychologists began researching why some children turn to bullying to feel better about themselves. The first group of children under study were schoolchildren in Norway. This study began after many children who were the target of bullies ended up killing themselves.

A group of psychologists contributing to this article assert the fact that when a child has become a bully, they want to show their dominance over other children and be admired by their schoolmates for it. Children who bully others want to receive affection and since they are not, they turn to picking on other kids. Socially awkward children are often the target of a bully because they are less likely than other kids to have a peer come to their defence.

NoBullying.com commits to understanding bullying and shedding light on it in order to help everyone face and combat bullying with kindness and not bullying.

Macartan Mulligan, Co-Founder of NoBullying.com, said “Bullying is no longer children based, employees, teachers, parents and people from all ages and paths of life are being bullied on daily basis. This needs to stop with awareness and education and a firm collective stand.”

He added that parents and teachers should make a point to educate the younger generations about the sad outcome of bullying online and off line. According to Mulligan, it is quite imperative to press for more firm laws condemning all acts of bullying, cyber bullying and harassment.

NoBullying.com features many pages dedicated to parents, teens, teachers, health professionals as well as posts related to cyber safety and the latest news about law making concerning curbing Bullying worldwide as well as inspirational Bullying Poems and Bullying Quotes.

The website makes a habit of updating its bullying statistics and cyber bullying statistics regularly because it is essential to understand how widespread the bullying epidemic is.

He also added that anyone suffering from bullying in any form or way can always reach out to the team of NoBullying and they will be given advice on how to stand up to bullying or protect themselves online.

The founders of the website hope that viewers can truly learn about bullying definition as well as school bullying and workplace bullying and put a serious effort to making it stop by education and caution and not by violence. NoBullying.com is not a mere website but an actual movement against bullying.

HealtheMinds Launches Its Beta Website – Online Video Medical Psychology & Counseling Service

HealtheMinds, an online medical start-up focusing on providing mental health therapy and wellness advice through an innovative, easy to use and engaging online platform, recently had the ‘Beta’ launch of its website: http://www.healtheminds.com. The website allows for an individual to access a panel of certified experts such as psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, life coaches, and have an online video consultation session from the comfort of their home. It is confidential, completely secure and with protection of the client’s privacy. HealtheMinds already has a panel of 35 specialists trained on online video counseling available for consultation.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Sunita Maheshwari said, “We are very proud to launch this web based Psychology counseling service. From our experience in telemedicine, we realized there is a crying need for confidential counseling without having to visit a doctor’s office. This can improve the mental health of so many individuals who suffer daily from stress and depression, and do not know how or where to seek professional help.”

“In India we have a gamut of issues such as performance and cultural stress, anxiety, marital issues, parenting, addiction, coping with loss of near and dear ones etc. Probably no less than in the west or maybe even more, as individuals cope with rapid urbanization and loss of the traditional support of joint families. However, most people do not have access to professional counseling to help them face such life issues. The biggest issues being stigma, taking out the time and the awareness that counseling can help. We at HealtheMinds are setting out to change the dynamics and bring mental healthcare to every person’s home” said Ms. Ankita Puri Co-founder of Healtheminds.

“It’s confidential, it’s convenient and it’s easy to get help now.”

About HealtheMinds:

HealtheMinds is an Online Psychiatry and counseling medical service delivered through an integrated and secure video technology platform that provides complete privacy and confidentiality to the client, from the comfort of his home. In order to guarantee the client’s privacy, HealtheMinds works in compliance with HIPAA client anonymity and confidentiality policies to ensure that all personal and medical health information received is maintained and transmitted through a highly secure environment.

HealtheMinds is a venture of Teleradiology Solutions, a pioneer in telemedicine and a leading teleradiology provider, accredited by the United States Joint Commission Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JC). Teleradiology Solutions provides teleradiology services to over 100 hospitals in the United States and across 20 countries globally.

HealtheMinds panel comprises handpicked certified psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors and life coaches. HealtheMinds healthcare specialists are specially trained on online video counseling and are equipped to help clients cope with stressful issues and improve their personal and professional development and performance. People live hectic lives, juggling conflicting home and work schedules, and HealtheMinds provides the individual with the convenience of choosing the right specialist trained for their specific problem, and picking a time that fits into their schedule and from the comfort and privacy of their own home.

For more information about HealtheMinds services, please visit our beta site http://www.healtheminds.com.

If you have to contact us instant please Write to: info(at)healtheminds(dot)com or Call +91 80 49261113.

LocumTenens.com Finds Psychiatrists are Neutral on Universal Healthcare

Recent research by physician recruiting firm LocumTenens.com indicates that among the medical specialists the firm places, many psychiatrists think they might have the least to lose if universal healthcare coverage is implemented under the incoming Administration.

In its 2008 psychiatrist salary survey , LocumTenens.com asked how psychiatrists thought universal healthcare would affect their personal incomes. Among almost 200 respondents, more than half (56 percent) predicted universal healthcare would have no effect on their incomes. While, 21 percent predicted a negative effect, another 23 percent said universal healthcare would affect their incomes ‘positively.’

Earlier this year when LocumTenens.com asked psychiatrists what they thought was the best solution for U.S. healthcare reform, 42 percent selected, “Implement universal healthcare insurance coverage with single-payer reimbursement.” Only 18 percent of anesthesiologist, general surgeon and radiologist respondents selected the single-payer approach, while 29 percent selected a tax-credit approach (compared to 13% of psychiatrists). Twenty-four percent (24%) selected universal healthcare coverage with multi-payer reimbursement (compared to 27% of psychiatrists). Only four percent of psychiatrists and less than six percent of the latter group preferred to “leave the current system place.”

“Psychiatrists have to deal with many different sets of payer rules about mental healthcare coverage today,” LocumTenens.com Executive Vice President Michael Davis said. “Many of them probably think universal healthcare would reduce the number of payers and simplify the reimbursement process for them.”

Psychiatrist Salary Gains
LocumTenens.com survey data indicate that the average psychiatrist salary increased between 2006 and 2007. In fact, 60 percent of psychiatrists responding to the physician recruitment firm’s 2008 salary survey reported income gains between the preceding two years. Among those respondents, 26 percent reported increases of 10 percent or more. A quarter of responding psychiatrists said their gross personal incomes remained about the same between 2006 and 2007, while only 15 percent reported income decreases between the two years.

Davis suggests that recent psychiatrist salary gains reflect a growing shortage of psychiatrists, since 45 percent of U.S. psychiatrists currently are age 55 or older and only 28 percent are age 44 or younger. (Twenty-seven percent are between the ages of 45 and 54, according to the 2008 edition of the American Medical Association’s Physician Characteristics and Distribution in the US.)

LocumTenens.com pegs the average psychiatrist salary at $183,232, roughly an eight-percent increase over the average $169,833 for 2007 respondents. To see an overview of the complete 2008 psychiatrist salary survey results, please visit the LocumTenens.com Psychiatry Career and Resource Center.

Regardless of compensation concerns, most 2008 psychiatrist respondents (83%) said they would choose medicine as a career again if given the choice.

Sixty-four percent (64%) of responding psychiatrists had been practicing for 10 years or more, 61 percent were male and 97 percent were board certified (67%) or board eligible (39%). While almost half (47 percent) of respondents were employer-based, 20 percent were in private practice and only 16 percent reported working on a locum tenens, or contract, basis exclusively.

Founded in 1995, LocumTenens.com is a full-service physician recruitment firm specializing in anesthesiology jobs, psychiatry jobs, radiology jobs, surgery jobs and CRNA jobs with U.S. hospitals, medical groups and community health centers. LocumTenens.com is part of the Jackson Healthcare family of companies. To learn more, visit http://www.locumtenens.com/welcome.

Behind the Epidemic of Military Suicides: New Documentary Exposes Psychiatry as “The Hidden Enemy” in Military Mental Health

Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) has just released a groundbreaking documentary, The Hidden Enemy: Inside Psychiatry’s Covert Agenda, which exposes how psychiatry is behind the increased diagnoses of PTSD in soldiers and the skyrocketing military suicide rates. As Lieutenant Colonel Bart Billings states in the documentary, “We have never drugged our troops to this extent and the current increase in suicides is not a coincidence.”

The documentary reveals how military psychiatrists have used emotionally and psychologically wounded soldiers to experiment with “treatments” like electroshock, insulin shock and mind-altering drugs and provides first-hand accounts from dozens of soldiers who have survived the epidemic of pharmacological devastation and death.

Below are just a few of the facts provided in the documentary:

From 2005 to 2011, the U.S. Department of Defense increased its prescriptions of psychiatric drugs by nearly seven times. That’s over thirty times faster than civilians.(1)

Officially, one in six American service members is on at least one psychiatric drug. (2)

Over the last ten years, the U.S. government has spent more than $4.5 billion dollars just medicating soldiers and veterans, according to the Dept. of Veterans Affairs.(3)

In 2012 alone, more U.S. active duty service men and women committed suicide than died in combat.(4)

Overall since 2002, the suicide rate in the U.S. military has almost doubled.(5)

According to the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, veterans are killing themselves at the rate of 22 per day.(6)

Today, 37% of war veterans are being treated for PTSD and 80 percent of those are being “treated” with at least one psychiatric drug.(7)

Former U.S. Army Sgt. Joel Kort, who is interviewed in the documentary, provides a glimpse of his introduction to the “help” military psychiatry offered: “I didn’t see the emergence of psychiatry in the Army until I suffered my own injury, and then it was like, it was a flood. It was a flood of doctors and it was a flood of meds…. I know that I’ve been on Ambien, Seroquel, Paxil—that was one of the big ones. A very dangerous drug called Abilify. It kind of puts whatever meds you’re on, on steroids.”

CCHR states that Kort’s experience with a virtual “cocktail” of psychiatric drugs is becoming the norm in military mental health “treatment.”

CCHR interviewed Dr. Abdul Alim Muhammad, who explains psychiatry’s inability to produce any science to back up even one of the alleged “mental disorders” commonly assigned to troops: “Psychiatry especially has no objective means of making any diagnosis. In general medicine at least we have x-rays and blood tests to go on…. And so that’s the big, big dilemma faced by psychiatry. They have zero ability to diagnose, so they have zero ability to treat.”

Neurologist Dr. Fred A. Baughman, Jr., also interviewed, fully concurs, “No physical abnormality has ever been found, so there is no physical abnormality to demonstrate by an MRI, CT, an EEG; it’s another fraud, pure and simple…another fraud.”

The Hidden Enemy is a battle cry for action against the psychiatric diagnosing and drugging of militaries worldwide.

Read the full article here.

Watch the documentary here.

About Citizens Commission on Human Rights: CCHR is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious mental health watchdog. Its mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. CCHR has helped to enact more than 150 laws protecting individuals from abusive or coercive mental health practices.

Atlanta Psychiatrist Now Offers Online Sessions

The doctor is in, but you don’t have to be. Telemedicine, or in this case, Telepsychiatry is a convenient option for Dr. Darvin Hege’s patients through online video sessions that can be accomplished from anywhere with WiFi, cellular service or Internet connectivity. Patients access the live session on a laptop or desktop computer, on an iPhone, Android, or Kindle Fire HD through use of an application that can be downloaded in just a few moments.

Telepsychiatry saw its early beginnings decades ago when it was used primarily as a way to reach patients in supervised sites such as hospitals, health care facilities, prisons and rural clinics. In addition to meeting the need for patients who would otherwise forgo regular psychiatric care, live interactive video conferencing benefits the busy patient who would like to have their session during a work break, or while out of town on business or vacation. Video sessions provide a better level of interactivity and connection than merely speaking over the phone.

“Online psychiatry sessions allow me to expand my Atlanta practice to provide treatment to some of my patients who live in other areas of Georgia,” Dr. Hege says. “A number of patients already drive considerable distances.”

In other rare circumstances, such as the two recent snow and ice events in the Atlanta metro area, video conferencing can also be a vital asset for existing patients who are unable to travel due to weather conditions.

At this time Dr. Hege requires an initial in-office visit. Once he determines patients are stable enough and would benefit from the option of live video conferencing, he would set up the session time, and provide them with the information to log in at a scheduled time. Also, the security and privacy of sessions is of the highest priority, and the program and software utilized by Dr. Hege ensures privacy with a security rating meeting stringent HIPAA requirements.

Dr. Darvin Hege has 25 years of experience helping adult patients who have ADHD, bipolar disorders, panic attacks, depression, stress and other mental health disorders. He offers flexible hours including evening and weekend office hours at his Atlanta, GA practice.