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Nominate your Distinguished Colleagues! (New deadline)

By Anthony Kassir
11/02/2019

OCPS Presents... Orange County's Most Distinguished Psychiatrist Recognition Award The Orange County Psychiatric Society is currently seeking nominations to honor outstanding psychiatrists who have advanced care, research, and education in the region. NEW DEADLINE! Nominations must be submitted by December 27, 2019. Anyone may nominate a physician whom they believe to merit consideration. Nominators do not ... read more


Association Between Mass Shootings, Mental Illness Not Supported By Research

By Anthony Kassir
08/07/2019

From APA Headlines, August 6, 2019: The Washington Post (8/5, Wan, Bever) reports that according to research, mental illness is not to blame for America’s mass shootings. In a 2018 report of active shooters, the FBI “found that 25 percent of active shooters had been diagnosed with a mental illness. And of those diagnosed, only three shooters ... read more


Most Distinguished Psychiatrists

By Anthony Kassir
06/21/2019

We are pleased to announce, Dr. Edward Kaufman was announced as the recipient of the 2019 Psychiatrist of the Year award. Other OCPS members recognized as Most Distinguished Psychiatrists for 2019 include Drs. Barton Blinder, Robert Bota, Vivien Chan, Douglas Kahn, Matthew Koury, Deena McRae, Charles Nguyen, Thai Trung, and Michael Wolf. ... read more


Congratulations are due (updated)

By Anthony Kassir
06/21/2019

Congratulations to Dr. Sean Comeau, who is the recipient fo the the 2019 Bill Callahan, M.D., Memorial Advocacy Award. Also, we recognize Drs. Anish Dube and Richard Granese, who were elected to positions APA Representative and APA Deputy Representative, respectively. ... read more


More "Latest News"

By Anthony Kassir
05/23/2019

Latest news can also be found at the American Psychiatric Association website. Click on the "Read More" button to view this post with links to APA pages: Newsroom, Blogs, and Psychiatric News. You may also wish to visit the APA's Facebook page. ... read more


DEA National Drug Take Back Day

By Anthony Kassir
10/20/2018

Edited from DEA announcement: On Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 10:00am to 2:00pm, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will hold its 16th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.  Held on the last Saturday of April and October of every year, this national event addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2016 ... read more


Psychiatrists: Help support legislation, easily!

By Anthony Kassir
04/26/2018

  From the APA: An out-of-date law (42 CFR Part 2) prevents physicians and other health care providers from sharing substance use disorder records within a patient's medical record. This prevents individuals with SUD from receiving the best possible coordinated health care and it further stigmatizes addiction by not treating it like all other illnesses. ... read more


APA Applauds CHIP Reauthorization

By Anthony Kassir
01/27/2018

From the APA: The American Psychiatric Association wants to thank our advocates for their support in our fight to protect children's access to health insurance.  Earlier this week, the President signed a measure that extends funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for a historic six years.  Funding for the Childhood Obesity Demonstration Project, ... read more


#SaveCHIP Day of Action

By Anthony Kassir
01/10/2018

From the APA: 850,000 Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beneficiaries experience serious behavioral or emotional disorders but their access to mental health treatment has been in jeopardy for over 100 days. Congressional inaction has created a dire situation for these children and their families. Today, the American Psychiatric Association is joining other frontline physician groups ... read more


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Nominate your Distinguished Colleagues! (New deadline)

Nov 02, 2019
OCPS Presents... Orange County's Most Distinguished Psychiatrist Recognition Award The Orange County Psychiatric Society is currently seeking nominations to honor outstanding psychiatrists who have advanced care, research, and education

Read More

Council Meeting Photo: October 2019

Oct 02, 2019
What does a psychiatrist look like? Here is a photo from the October 1, 2019 OCPS Executive Council meeting!

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Association Between Mass Shootings, Mental Illness Not Supported By Research

Aug 07, 2019
From APA Headlines, August 6, 2019: The Washington Post (8/5, Wan, Bever) reports that according to research, mental illness is not to blame for America’s mass shootings. In a 2018

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