Feldman-JacquelineJacqueline Feldman, M.D., Patrick H. Linton Professor and Division Director of Public Psychiatry at UAB, co-edited a comprehensive reference text with Drs. Hunter McQuistion, Wes Sowers, and Jules Ranz. The book is titled Handbook of Community Psychiatry and was just published by Springer Publishers. It presents the organizational structure for community psychiatry and reflects the rapid changes in this field, providing basic and specialized information in areas such as epidemiology, recovery, person-centered planning and care, innovations in practice, and treatment of special populations. Dr. Feldman also authored several chapters of the book. Available formats are Hardcover, ISBN 978-1-4614-3148-0 and eBook, ISBN 978-1-4614-3149-7.

Robert Savage, M.D. , Professor and Clinical Director of the Division of Public Psychiatry andPatricia Cornett, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Department of Psychiatry, co-authored one of the book chapters entitled Program Evaluation and Quality Management, and William Ryan, M.D., Clinical Associate Professor Department of Psychiatry, co-authored a chapter entitled Veterans and War.

Redwine-BatesIn a recent WBHM article, Shilpa Reddy skillfully reports on Bryan Olson’s 20 year battle with depression and struggle to overcome it. Olson attributes his success to a cutting edge treatment for depression, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). The treatment is a non-invasive therapy for depression using highly concentrated, pulsating, magnetic fields to stimulate function in targeted areas of the brain. For further details, please refer to Using Magnets to Treat Depression

Dr. Bates Redwine is the Director of the TMS program at UAB. To determine if TMS Therapy, may be right for you, contact our office to schedule an appointment with a physician on our ACCESS line:(205) 934-7008 or 1-800-782-1133.

Lahti-Adrienne Adrienne Lahti, M.D., Professor & Division Director of Behavioral Neurobiology

The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s First Episode Schizophrenia Clinic was recently established to provide a comprehensive response to treat teen patients after first diagnosis. Early diagnosis and intervention facilitates prompt treatment, accelerated recovery, preservation of psychosocial skills, and decreased risk of relapse.

The services offered are interdisciplinary, recovery driven, and individually tailored to support the needs of the patient. Services may include assessment, monitoring symptoms and recovery progress, medication management, and individualized treatment and educational plans focused on promoting family involvement and emotional support, as well as guidance to aid in the recovery process.

The UAB Department of Psychiatry held its Sixth Annual Research Symposium on April 24, 2012. The event included 51 posters presented in the categories of Clinical Division, Faculty/Staff, Psychiatry Resident and Research Trainee followed by three oral presentations.

Montgomery-Barefield-Laura Laura Montgomery-Barefield, M.D., Director of the General Psychiatry Residency Program

Laura Montgomery-Barefield, M.D., Director of the General Psychiatry Residency Program, is pleased to announce that the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) approved continued accreditation status for the General Resident, Geriatric, and Child/Adolescent Training Programs. The ACGME Residency Review Committee (RRC) examined the Specialist Site Visitor Representatives’ reports in April and approved continued accreditation status for all three programs. The General Residency and the Geriatric Fellowships received 5 years, and the Child/Adolescent Fellowship received 4 years. The department would like to thank all of the residents and faculty who helped make the site visits successful.