Psychiatry Becoming More Collaborative, APA’s Binder Says

In her column in the Minneapolis Star Tribune (2/14), Gail Rosenbloom wrote that the University of Minnesota faculty members “are moving into the classrooms of first- and second-year” medical “students to tell them what it’s really like to be a psychiatrist” in “an effort to demystify the field and combat the stigma related to working with people living with mental illness” and to attract more students to the specialty. Explaining the advantages of becoming a psychiatrist, American Psychiatric Association president Renee Binder, MD, said, “Psychiatry offers a way of developing close relationships with patients.” What’s more, psychiatry “is becoming more collaborative, she noted, with mental health practitioners sharing office space with pediatricians, obstetricians and other disciplines.”

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— “Rosenblum: In Minnesota, the push for more psychiatrists gets creative,” Gail Rosenblum, Minneapolis Star Tribune, February 14, 2016.

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