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The 12 Steps To Inclusivity In Mental Health Services (Part II)

The 12 Steps To Inclusivity In Mental Health Services (Part II)

From the 2019 Pew Research Center survey of over 25 countries on people view of diversity in their country, most people around the world believe their country has become more diverse in the past two decades.1 As countries becoming more diverse, inclusivity is undeniably important in health care. In this…
During 2020, Overweight & Obesity Among Children Ages 5 Through 17 Rose To Over 40%

During 2020, Overweight & Obesity Among Children Ages 5 Through 17 Rose To Over 40%

Between March 2020 and January 2021, the incidence of overweight and obesity among children ages 5 to 17 rose to over 40%. The increase was particularly pronounced among younger children, with a relative increase of almost 24%. Among children ages 5 to 11 years, the incidence of overweight and obesity…
Children & Adolescents Experiencing Double The Rate Of Depression & Anxiety Due To COVID-19

Children & Adolescents Experiencing Double The Rate Of Depression & Anxiety Due To COVID-19

During 2020, about 25.2% of youth globally experienced clinically elevated depression symptoms and 20.5% experienced anxiety. These rates are double the estimates developed prior to the start of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, in which about 12.9% of youth experienced depression, and 11.6% experienced anxiety. These increases may have been…
Suicide Awareness & Prevention Infographic

Suicide Awareness & Prevention Infographic

If you or someone you know is in crisis, please contact the Suicide Prevention Hotline / Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255),or text the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 Download Resource

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The Next Crisis: Major Depressive Disorder – Pharmacist’s Corner Section Advisor Interview On PsychU’s Theme For October

The Next Crisis: Major Depressive Disorder – Pharmacist’s Corner Section Advisor Interview On PsychU’s Theme For October

Depression is one of the most common psychiatric illnesses affecting approximately 8% of American adults in a given year. Despite the high prevalence of depression, it is often not adequately managed.  In this interview, Dr. Megan Ehret, PsychU’s Pharmacist Corner Section Advisor, briefly discusses the role of the pharmacist in…
Digital Technologies For Bipolar Disorder

Digital Technologies For Bipolar Disorder

Please join us for this discussion providing an overview of the use of digital technologies in bipolar disorder. Dr Goulding will discuss unmet needs in bipolar disorder, how digital technologies might help address these needs, and the quality and utility of available digital tools. Featuring:  Evan H. Goulding, MD, PhDAssistant…
PsychU Q&A: What Is The Difference Between Schizophrenia & Schizoaffective Disorder?

PsychU Q&A: What Is The Difference Between Schizophrenia & Schizoaffective Disorder?

Submitted Question: What is the difference between schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder? Answer: Similarities exist in the presentation, diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder that may contribute to the confusion regarding key or subtle differences1,2. Both are defined as psychotic disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental…

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  • PsychU Q&A: What Is The Difference Between Schizophrenia & Schizoaffective Disorder?

    PsychU Q&A: What Is The Difference Between Schizophrenia & Schizoaffective Disorder?

    Submitted Question: What is the difference between schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder? Answer: Similarities exist in the presentation, diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder that may contribute to the confusion regarding key or subtle differences1,2. Both are defined as psychotic disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental…

  • Youth Suicide Prevention – Jonathan Singer

    Youth Suicide Prevention – Jonathan Singer

    Listen to Amica Simmons-Yon, PharmD, PhD, Jacquelyn Canning, PharmD, BCPP, and Aneta Fornal, PharmD as they spill the tea about this week’s hot topic on the mission and insights around Youth Suicide Prevention with special guest, Jonathan Singer, PhD, LCSW. Dr. Singer is an Associate Professor in the School of…

  • The 12 Steps To Inclusivity In Mental Health Services (Part II)

    The 12 Steps To Inclusivity In Mental Health Services (Part II)

    From the 2019 Pew Research Center survey of over 25 countries on people view of diversity in their country, most people around the world believe their country has become more diverse in the past two decades.1 As countries becoming more diverse, inclusivity is undeniably important in health care. In this…

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Technology In Mental Health: Role Of The Treatment Team

Technology In Mental Health: Role Of The Treatment Team

Digital health technology can be used in a variety of settings to increase adherence, engage patients, and measure outcomes. Many providers are adopting digital health solutions to increase their ability to provide efficient and effective care to the patients they serve. In this webinar, Dr. Dan Karlin, MD and Dr….
Helping Friends Understand Your Mental Health Condition

Helping Friends Understand Your Mental Health Condition

This interview, developed by Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), with Linea Johnson, highlights Ms. Johnson’s lived experience with friends who may or may not understand what you’re going through with a mood disorder. Listen To The Interview Provided by permission of the Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA). To…
The 12 Steps To Inclusivity In Mental Health Services (Part II)

The 12 Steps To Inclusivity In Mental Health Services (Part II)

From the 2019 Pew Research Center survey of over 25 countries on people view of diversity in their country, most people around the world believe their country has become more diverse in the past two decades.1 As countries becoming more diverse, inclusivity is undeniably important in health care. In this…

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Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAM-A)

Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAM-A)

Administration time: 10–15 minutes Main purpose: To assess the severity of symptoms of anxiety Population Adults, adolescents and children The HAM-A was one of the first rating scales developed to measure the severity of anxiety symptoms, and is still widely used today in both clinical and research settings. The scale…
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The Neuropsychiatric Inventory: Development & Applications

Diagnostic & Statistical Manual Of Mental Disorders–Fifth Edition (DSM-5): Key Updates VS DSM-IV-TR

Distinguishing Sedation From Efficacy In Antipsychotic Treatment

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Through the exchange of information, experience, and ideas, PsychU aims to shift the current trajectory of mental health care and improve the future outlook for individuals with mental illnesses. The following organizations share this vision, and stand alongside PsychU as contributing partners and supporters.