electronic use

Clinical Update

Managing Video Gaming in Children and Teens

Topics: Computer addiction | electronic use | videogaming addiction

CCPR: We are here to talk about managing video gaming in children and adolescents, which is a ubiquitous habit that might be even more pronounced given that we’re in the middle of a pandemic. Dr. Dilley, can you start with the relationship between mood disorders and gaming? Dr. Dilley: There is a complex relationship between mood disorders and gaming

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Clinical Update

Smartphone Apps as Adjuncts for Substance Use Treatment

Topics: Addiction Treatment | Behavioral therapy | Complementary treatments | Computers in Psychiatric Practice | electronic use | Health Apps | Internet | Media | Telehealth | Telemedicine

The majority (81%) of Americans own a smartphone, and a little over one-half (58%) have downloaded a health-related app (www.pewresearch.org/internet/fact-sheet/mobile). Could addiction apps be the next tool to improve treatment outcomes? This article will review some apps for substance use disorders (SUD) and discuss strategies for integrating them int

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Clinical Update

How to Write an Open Note

Topics: Computers in Psychiatric Practice | Confidentiality | EHR | Electronic Health Records | electronic use | Engagement | HIPAA | Patient relationship | Privacy | retention

“A physician should at all times deal honestly and openly with patients.” —AMA Code of Medical Ethics Beginning April 4, 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) instituted a new policy stating that all clinical notes must be open to patients for their review in a timely fashion. Since that announcement, I have heard physician

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