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Where to Find Your Diagnostic Code Under DSM-5

By October Boyles, MSN, BSN, RN June 19, 2013

With the recent release of the DSM-5 diagnostic codes, ICANotes wanted to let you know where you can find a few of the diagnoses under the…

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What Mental Health Providers Need to Know About PQRS

By October Boyles, MSN, BSN, RN May 9, 2013

What is PQRS? The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) is a reporting program that uses a combination of incentive payments and payment adjustments to promote reporting…

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Biggest Challenges for Mental Health Professionals in 2013

By October Boyles, MSN, BSN, RN December 20, 2012

The year is coming to a close, and many mental and behavioral health professionals are looking ahead to the changes and challenges 2013 has in…

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Researchers Point to the Benefits of Neuroticism

By October Boyles, MSN, BSN, RN November 27, 2012

According to The Atlantic, researchers working at the University of Rochester have been evaluating the effect that various personality traits have not only on our mental…

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Alexithymia Personality Trait Could be Damaging Healthy Marriages

By October Boyles, MSN, BSN, RN November 21, 2012

Between 40 and 50 percent of married couples opt for divorce in the U.S. every year, according to the American Psychological Association. The source goes…

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