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First Episode Psychosis: Focus On US Hispanic Population

[WEBINAR] December 8, 2021 | 12pm ET Join us for a presentation reviewing concepts of First Episode Psychosis (FEP) and Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) while focusing on the cultural considerations for treatment, outcomes, and research for the US Hispanic FEP patient population.

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Psychiatric Advance Directive – Part 4: The Logistic “Nuts-And-Bolts”

Psychiatric Advance Directive – Part 4: The Logistic “Nuts-And-Bolts”

This is an on-demand web interview (video) of a four-part series on Psychiatric Advance Directives (PAD) discussing logistics of putting together this document. Audience members are strongly encouraged to review Part 1-Introduction to PAD to gain an understanding of the value of a PAD in mental healthcare during a crisis….
CDC Adds Bipolar Disorder & Schizophrenia To High-Risk COVID-19 List

CDC Adds Bipolar Disorder & Schizophrenia To High-Risk COVID-19 List

On October 14, 2021, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) added bipolar disorder and schizophrenia to the list of high-risk underlying medical conditions that are associated with higher risk of severe illness due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). These conditions were added to the list based on…
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….
PsychU Suicide Prevention Brochure

PsychU Suicide Prevention Brochure

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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…
CDC Adds Bipolar Disorder & Schizophrenia To High-Risk COVID-19 List

CDC Adds Bipolar Disorder & Schizophrenia To High-Risk COVID-19 List

On October 14, 2021, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) added bipolar disorder and schizophrenia to the list of high-risk underlying medical conditions that are associated with higher risk of severe illness due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). These conditions were added to the list based on…
CDC Adds Bipolar Disorder & Schizophrenia To High-Risk COVID-19 List

CDC Adds Bipolar Disorder & Schizophrenia To High-Risk COVID-19 List

On October 14, 2021, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) added bipolar disorder and schizophrenia to the list of high-risk underlying medical conditions that are associated with higher risk of severe illness due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). These conditions were added to the list based on…

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  • Number Of Health Care Apps Integrating With EHRs Grew 20% During 2020

    Number Of Health Care Apps Integrating With EHRs Grew 20% During 2020

    The number of digital applications that could integrate with an electronic health record (EHR) increased by 22% during 2020, from 600 in 2019 to 734 in 2020. Some of the apps were intended for use by provider organizations or health care professionals; others were consumer facing. About 42% of the…

  • CDC Adds Bipolar Disorder & Schizophrenia To High-Risk COVID-19 List

    CDC Adds Bipolar Disorder & Schizophrenia To High-Risk COVID-19 List

    On October 14, 2021, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) added bipolar disorder and schizophrenia to the list of high-risk underlying medical conditions that are associated with higher risk of severe illness due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). These conditions were added to the list based on…

  • Few State Medicaid Plans Have Evaluated The Effects Of Tele-Behavioral Health Provided Through Managed Care On Access & Costs

    Few State Medicaid Plans Have Evaluated The Effects Of Tele-Behavioral Health Provided Through Managed Care On Access & Costs

    Of the 37 state Medicaid plans that, in January and February 2020, covered Medicaid behavioral health services via telehealth through managed care organizations (MCOs), few have formally evaluated the effects on access to behavioral health care and costs. Seventeen of the state Medicaid plans reported that program observations indicate that…

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Number Of Health Care Apps Integrating With EHRs Grew 20% During 2020

Number Of Health Care Apps Integrating With EHRs Grew 20% During 2020

The number of digital applications that could integrate with an electronic health record (EHR) increased by 22% during 2020, from 600 in 2019 to 734 in 2020. Some of the apps were intended for use by provider organizations or health care professionals; others were consumer facing. About 42% of the…
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 IV)

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

From the 2019 Pew Research Center survey of over 25 countries on people’s 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 become 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.