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Stigma In Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder

[Webinar] April 29, 2021 | 12 PM ET Please join us for this discussion surrounding stigma as it relates to mental health and substance use disorder. During this roundtable, our speakers will address the barriers of individual and systemic stigma in these settings as well as offer discussion around lived experience.

PsychU 360 Magazine

Despite vast improvements in diagnosis and treatment over the last half-century, mental illness is underdiagnosed and undertreated. The reasons are many and varied. Among them: a lack of access for individuals amid a shortage of care providers, the interference of social determinants of health such as transportation problems, and social stigma. Learn about the technologies being implemented to improve the future of mental health care.

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Trends in Behavioral Health: A 2020 Update on the US Behavioral Health Financing & Delivery System

Trends in Behavioral Health: A 2020 Update on the US Behavioral Health Financing & Delivery System

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the health and human service landscape – and with it, the behavioral health delivery system. As part of their on-going commitment to the field, Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. commissioned an update to its acclaimed publication, the Trends in Behavioral Health Guide, Second Edition (The Guide)…
Comorbidities In Substance Use Disorder (SUD)

Comorbidities In Substance Use Disorder (SUD)

In this interview, Dr. Ehret, Pharmacist Corner Section Advisor, discusses comorbidities in SUD, impact of COVID-19 on opioid crisis as well as the pharmacist role in identification and treatment of individuals with SUD. Featuring: Megan Ehret, PharmD, MS, BCPPPsychU Pharmacist Corner Section Advisor Aneta Fornal, PharmDSenior Medical Science Liaison, Otsuka…
Utilization Of Telehealth In Substance Use Disorder: A Companion Piece From Substance Use & The Novel Coronavirus Pandemic: A Conversation With Experts Webinar

Utilization Of Telehealth In Substance Use Disorder: A Companion Piece From Substance Use & The Novel Coronavirus Pandemic: A Conversation With Experts Webinar

In this companion piece to the PsychU April 23, 2020 webinar, “Substance Use & The Novel Coronavirus Pandemic: A Conversation With The Experts,” Drs. Robin Nelson and Roueen Rafeyan share their perspectives on telehealth for treating individuals with a substance use disorder. Robin Nelson, MD, is the PsychU Major Depressive…
COVID—What We Know Is A Moving Target

COVID—What We Know Is A Moving Target

This week, we heard some good and bad news about COVID-19. On November 9, Pfizer announced that the vaccine it has developed with German drugmaker BioNTech may be more than 90% effective in preventing the disease among trial volunteers who had no evidence of prior coronavirus infection. The vaccine will…

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The STARR Coalition Seeks To Destigmatize Mental Health Research Through Innovative Initiatives & Programs

The STARR Coalition Seeks To Destigmatize Mental Health Research Through Innovative Initiatives & Programs

Join Luke Kramer, Executive Director of the Starr Coalition, as he discusses stigma involved in mental health research, goals for clinical research in mental health, and various initiatives the STARR Coalition is advancing in an effort to destigmatize mental health research Featuring: Luke Kramer Executive Director, The STARR Coalition Dennis…
Social Cognitive Impairment Similar In Schizophrenia & Autism

Social Cognitive Impairment Similar In Schizophrenia & Autism

Those with “schizophrenia spectrum disorders” (SSDs) and those with “autism spectrum disorder” (ASD) have similar levels of social cognitive impairment. A meta-analysis found no statistically significant differences between people with SSDs or ASD in their scores on three measures. The study used emotion processing measures, theory of mind measures, and…

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  • Pharmacist’s Corner Section Advisor Interview On PsychU’s Theme For April: Comorbidities In Substance Use Disorder (SUD).

    Pharmacist’s Corner Section Advisor Interview On PsychU’s Theme For April: Comorbidities In Substance Use Disorder (SUD).

    In this interview, Dr. Ehret, Pharmacist Corner Section Advisor, discusses comorbidities in SUD, impact of COVID-19 on opioid crisis as well as the pharmacist role in identification and treatment of individuals with SUD. Featuring: Megan Ehret, PharmD, MS, BCCP PsychU Pharmacist Corner Section Advisor Aneta Fornal, PharmD Senior Medical Science…

  • Screening & Treatment Of Maternal Mood & Anxiety Disorders: Tools & Steps To Enhance Treatment Engagement

    Screening & Treatment Of Maternal Mood & Anxiety Disorders: Tools & Steps To Enhance Treatment Engagement

    Up to 20% of women will experience mood disorder symptoms during pregnancy or the postpartum period.1 Weighing the risks and benefits of medication use during the perinatal period can be a challenge for women who are struggling with symptoms of anxiety and depression. In this webinar, Dr. Lisa Weinstock will…

  • A World Without

    A World Without

    This video, developed by Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), the amazing accomplishments of some of history’s most notable figures who live(d) with mental health challenges are celebrated. Watch Video Provided by permission of the Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA). To learn more about DBSA, please visit their website…

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Frequent Psychiatric Hospitalization Is Highest Among Those With Schizophrenia

Frequent Psychiatric Hospitalization Is Highest Among Those With Schizophrenia

The odds of becoming a “high utilizer” of psychiatric hospital services are highest among those with schizophrenia, at 111% higher. The odds of high utilization were 39% higher when the hospitalized person had a co-occurring personality disorder. A high utilizer is someone who has been admitted for an inpatient psychiatric…
Technology Update: Impacts On Treatment

Technology Update: Impacts On Treatment

Technology’s impact on mental health care service delivery is often lauded, but what’s the evidence thus far? Artificial intelligence, machine learning, neuro-linguistic programming therapy, and blockchain: What have they done for us lately? Where is each on the Gartner Hype Cycle? This webinar, led by John Poikonen, PharmD, Director of…
The STARR Coalition Seeks To Destigmatize Mental Health Research Through Innovative Initiatives & Programs

The STARR Coalition Seeks To Destigmatize Mental Health Research Through Innovative Initiatives & Programs

Join Luke Kramer, Executive Director of the Starr Coalition, as he discusses stigma involved in mental health research, goals for clinical research in mental health, and various initiatives the STARR Coalition is advancing in an effort to destigmatize mental health research Featuring: Luke Kramer Executive Director, The STARR Coalition Dennis…

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The Frameworks in Health and Quality programs are born out of OPDC's dedication to provide leading insights in the diseases we treat and education about optimal management of these diseases. Each program provides a set of educational resources for payers, members of care teams, and patients and their caregivers. These resources emphasize patient wellness and educate about the disease and ways to manage it.
Tracking Pathophysiological Processes In Alzheimer’s Disease: An Updated Hypothetical Model Of Dynamic Biomarkers

Tracking Pathophysiological Processes In Alzheimer’s Disease: An Updated Hypothetical Model Of Dynamic Biomarkers

Key Messages Temporal and sequential pattern of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) biomarkers presents a framework for in-vivo staging of disease progression. Accumulated evidence supports the temporal and sequential patterns proposed by the original model and further modify it. Background A hypothetical model of AD biomarkers proposed a framework for in-vivo staging…

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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.