Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of Psychiatry Volume 42, Issue 09: Religion and Psychiatry

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Harold G. Koenig, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Associate Professor of Medicine, Director, Center for Spirituality, Theology, and Health, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC; Distinguished Adjunct Professor, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, presented on the following topics: Freud and religion, Coping with stress and change, Research on religion and mental health, Religion’s effect on mental health, Clinical applications, and Latest research.

Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of Psychiatry Volume 42, Issue 09: Religion and Psychiatry.

The goals of this program are to improve how religion can be addressed in clinical practice and to maximize potential benefits of considering a patient’s spiritual beliefs in mental health care. After hearing and assimilating this program, the clinician will be better able to:

1. Describe how religion can act as a coping resource.
2. Assess potentially negative aspects of religion or spirituality.
3. Identify mechanisms through which religion can affect mental health.
4. Practice sensible clinical application of religion while maintaining appropriate boundaries.
5. Examine the potential role of religious beliefs in effective cognitive behavioral therapy.

The original programs were presented by Harold G. Koenig, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Associate Professor of Medicine, Director, Center for Spirituality, Theology, and Health, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC.

Audio-Digest Foundation, the largest independent publisher of Continuing Medical Education in the world, records over 10,000 hours of lectures every year in anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family practice, gastroenterology, general surgery, internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics/gynecology, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, otolaryngology, pediatrics, psychology, and urology, by the leading medical researchers at the top laboratories, universities, and institutions.

Recent researchers have hailed from Harvard, Cedars-Sinai, Mayo Clinic, UCSF, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, The University of Kansas Medical Center, The University of California, San Diego, The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, The University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and many others.

Out of these cutting-edge programs, Audio-Digest then chooses the most clinically relevant, edits them for clarity, and publishes them either every week or every two weeks.

In addition, Audio-Digest publishes subscription series in conjunction with leading medical societies: DiabetesInsight with The American Diabetes Association, ACCEL with The American College of Cardiology, Continuum Audio with The American Academy of Neurology, and Journal Watch Audio General Medicine with Massachusetts Medical Society.

For 60 years, the global medical community of doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and other medical professionals around the world has subscribed to Audio-Digest specialty series in order to remain current in their specialties as well as to maintain their Continuing Education requirements with the most cutting-edge, independent, and unbiased continuing medical education (CME).

Long a technical innovator, Audio-Digest was the first to produce audio medical education programs and the first to produce in-car medical education. Currently, its subscription and annual products are available on CD and MP3, as well as iPhone, iPad, and Android apps.

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