On october 6’Th along with the II Congress “Mental Health of the XXI century” an international conference – “Psychic health: professional education” took part.
Leading experts in the field of psychiatry have told the participants of the event about recent trends of professional education development in the area of mental health protection, in accordance with the relevance of the interdisciplinary reciprocity of psychiatry, common medicine and related professions, non-medical among them.
The participants of the conference showed special interest to the report of Vladimir Davydovich Mendelevich, holder of post-doctoral degree in medicine, professor, director of the Research institute on mental health problems, World Health Organization expert, board member of Russian Society of Psychiatrists, holder of chair of medicine and general psychology of Kazan State Medical University. Vladimir Davydovich represented a report on a subject “What a psychiatrist doesn’t know and what can we be taught”.
He pointed out: “The biggest problem of modern education in the field of psychiatry is ignoring the spectral approach to the diagnostics of mental illnesses and problems of implementation of principles of evidentiary medicine in effective therapy routines”.
Vladimir Davydovich also mentioned that psychiatrists often make their decisions based on irrational and unproven approaches. As an example, Professor V.D. Mendelevich brought up a phenomenon called “addictophobia”. In particular – a case of benzodiazepinephobia.
Through a very thoughtful analysis, lector have shown that fears on the long-term prescription of benzodiazepine (Phenazepam®) are not based on a scientific basis and, in fact, even contradict them. International conference “Psychic health: professional education” have become one of the key meeting places for leading Russian and foreign psychiatry specialists.