APA’s Jeste Set To Lead Association Into New Era Of “Positive Psychiatry.”

Medscape (5/9, Cassels) reports, “As the American Psychiatric Association (APA) kicks off its 2012 Annual Meeting…president-elect Dilip Jeste, MD, is getting set to lead the world’s largest psychiatric association into a new era of ‘positive psychiatry.'” He stated, “We should not be satisfied merely with treating symptoms in patients with mental illness but also with improving their overall well-being.” Dr. Jeste, a geriatric psychiatrist “who is Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences and Director of Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research and Aging at the University of California-San Diego,” acknowledged “that he has a particular interest in the brewing crisis in geriatric mental health care that is being driven by aging baby boomers.”

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— “‘Positive Psychiatry’ Focus of New APA President’s Term,”Caroline Cassels, Medscape Today, May 8, 2012.

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