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PsychU is a free community and online resource library for mental health. Our members share one simple belief: enhanced information, increased collaboration, and ongoing discussion will lead to improved mental health care and patient outcomes for individuals with mental illness.

Re-Imagining The Dopamine Hypothesis Of Schizophrenia

[WEBINAR] May 24, 2022 | 12pm ET – The dopamine hypothesis of schizophrenia has been foundational in elucidating the benefit of dopamine-blocking actions of antipsychotic medications over the past 60 years. Hear from two experts in the field of schizophrenia, who will speak to opportunities and challenges of currently available antipsychotics with a glimpse of the future.

What’s New, Going Away, & Here To Stay: A Look Forward…

[WEBINAR] May 31, 2022 | 12pm ET – Join OPEN MINDS and Otsuka in a conversation about the impacts and the future of behavioral health. Hear results from the 2021 payer survey & explore how much the learnings from those are playing out today. Finally, the speakers will predict the future for 2022 and 2023 while seeking discussion with the audience.

PsychU 2022 Annual Theme
Opportunities in Mental Health

This year, opportunities in mental health focuses on the positive changes that can come about as mental health care continues to evolve post-pandemic. Join in the dialogue as the industry seizes new opportunities in mental health. #JoinTheConversation this year as #PsychU focuses in on Opportunities in Mental Health with our campaign Innovative. Empowered. Integrated.

Featured Resources

May Mental Health Awareness Month: An Interview With Salvatore Savatta, MD

May Mental Health Awareness Month: An Interview With Salvatore Savatta, MD

May has been recognized and celebrated as Mental Health Awareness month within the United States since 1949. During the month of May, efforts are made to reach millions across the nation through media, local events, screenings, and other platforms to raise awareness on the importance of mental health to our…
Mental Health Crisis Infographic

Mental Health Crisis Infographic

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May Mental Health Awareness Month: An Interview With Reza Moghadam, PharmD, MBA, Executive Director, Head Of Field Medical Affairs

May Mental Health Awareness Month: An Interview With Reza Moghadam, PharmD, MBA, Executive Director, Head Of Field Medical Affairs

May has been recognized and celebrated as Mental Health Awareness month within the United States since 1949. During the month of May, efforts are made to reach millions across the nation through media, local events, screenings, and other platforms to raise awareness on the importance of mental health to our…
Mental Health Crisis Infographic

Mental Health Crisis Infographic

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Depression – Increasing Prevalence, New Science

Depression – Increasing Prevalence, New Science

Depression is no small matter in the United States. Approximately one in six Americans are on psychiatric medication (many of them antidepressants), including more than a quarter of those as long-term users. And the prevalence of depression took a big upswing during the pandemic with 24.0% of people worldwide experiencing…
Depression – Increasing Prevalence, New Science

Depression – Increasing Prevalence, New Science

Depression is no small matter in the United States. Approximately one in six Americans are on psychiatric medication (many of them antidepressants), including more than a quarter of those as long-term users. And the prevalence of depression took a big upswing during the pandemic with 24.0% of people worldwide experiencing…
New Florida Law Exempts Antipsychotics From Medicaid Step Therapy

New Florida Law Exempts Antipsychotics From Medicaid Step Therapy

On April 6, 2022, Florida enacted a bill to exempt Medicaid beneficiaries diagnosed with schizophrenia from step-therapy authorizations for antipsychotic medications. Under the new law, the beneficiary can be exempted if the physician documents medical necessity for a specific antipsychotic medication. The law is due to Florida Senate Bill (SB)…

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  • New Florida Law Exempts Antipsychotics From Medicaid Step Therapy

    New Florida Law Exempts Antipsychotics From Medicaid Step Therapy

    On April 6, 2022, Florida enacted a bill to exempt Medicaid beneficiaries diagnosed with schizophrenia from step-therapy authorizations for antipsychotic medications. Under the new law, the beneficiary can be exempted if the physician documents medical necessity for a specific antipsychotic medication. The law is due to Florida Senate Bill (SB)…

  • Depression – Increasing Prevalence, New Science

    Depression – Increasing Prevalence, New Science

    Depression is no small matter in the United States. Approximately one in six Americans are on psychiatric medication (many of them antidepressants), including more than a quarter of those as long-term users. And the prevalence of depression took a big upswing during the pandemic with 24.0% of people worldwide experiencing…

  • May Mental Health Awareness Month: An Interview With John Budin, MD

    May Mental Health Awareness Month: An Interview With John Budin, MD

    May has been recognized and celebrated as Mental Health Awareness month within the United States since 1949. During the month of May, efforts are made to reach millions across the nation through media, local events, screenings, and other various platforms to raise awareness on the importance of mental health to our…

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The Tech For Success With “Whole Person” Care

The Tech For Success With “Whole Person” Care

Many payers and many health plans are finally embracing ‘whole person’ approaches to care and looking for integrated models for care coordination. For example, California’s CalAIM will shift all of the state’s managed care delivery systems to one coordinating authority—including physical health services, non-specialty mental health services, dental managed care,…
The Definition Of Insanity: Behind The Scenes With Judge Leifman

The Definition Of Insanity: Behind The Scenes With Judge Leifman

Judge Leifman shares his perspective of the decriminalization program in which he started over 20 years ago. The Judge describes how the program got started and how it grew.  For more on this film, visit: https://www.pbs.org/show/definition-insanity/  
Depression – Increasing Prevalence, New Science

Depression – Increasing Prevalence, New Science

Depression is no small matter in the United States. Approximately one in six Americans are on psychiatric medication (many of them antidepressants), including more than a quarter of those as long-term users. And the prevalence of depression took a big upswing during the pandemic with 24.0% of people worldwide experiencing…

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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…
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.

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Request a free educational program for your organization or region today! These customizable PsychU presentations are available both online and in-person, and cover a range of topics including: schizophrenia, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, care coordination, quality standards, and more.

Top Requested Presentations

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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Our Supporting Organizations

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.

  • NAMI Mercer NJ
  • Pro Caregiver Consultants
  • The STARR Coalition
  • Walden University
  • Walt’s Waltz
  • Psych Hub
  • Neuroscience Education Institute
  • PreceptorLink®
  • Valeo Behavioral Health Care
  • Behavioral Health Resource Network
  • Journey's Dream
  • Cummings Graduate Institute Of Behavioral Health Studies
  • Center For Emotional Fitness
  • Haitian American Nurses Association of Hudson Valley, New York
  • AMSUS, The Society of Federal Health Professionals
  • Primary Care Psychiatry Foundation (PCPF)
  • The Schizophrenia & Psychosis Action Alliance
  • NAMI Maryland
  • NAMI NJ
  • Caregiver Action Network
  • SafeSide Prevention
  • Shatterproof
  • Giving Voice to Depression
  • The Confess Project
  • Mental Health America of Central Carolinas (MHA)
  • Tourette Association of America
  • It's All Good Here
  • WILD 5 Wellness
  • Opus Peace
  • Correct Consultants, LLC
  • Hope for Depression Research Foundation (HDRF)
  • New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies
  • Families for Depression Awareness
  • Indo-American Psychiatric Association
  • National Alliance for Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions
  • Rapps Pharmacy
  • OPEN MINDS
  • InnovaTel
  • Inpathy
  • SageSurfer
  • Trinitas Regional Medical Center (TRMC)
  • South Coast Psychiatry
  • BrainFutures
  • Brighten Up!
  • Theravive
  • Genoa Healthcare
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
  • Mental Health America
  • American Association of Suicidology
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  • Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Network
  • Current Psychiatry
  • International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses (ISPN)
  • Black Nurses Rock
  • Community Behavioral Health Association of Maryland
  • Centerstone
  • MyHealios
NAMI Mercer NJPro Caregiver ConsultantsThe STARR CoalitionWalden UniversityWalt’s WaltzPsych HubNeuroscience Education InstitutePreceptorLink®Valeo Behavioral Health CareBehavioral Health Resource NetworkJourney's DreamCummings Graduate Institute Of Behavioral Health StudiesCenter For Emotional FitnessHaitian American Nurses Association of Hudson Valley, New YorkAMSUS, The Society of Federal Health ProfessionalsPrimary Care Psychiatry Foundation (PCPF)The Schizophrenia & Psychosis Action AllianceNAMI MarylandNAMI NJCaregiver Action NetworkSafeSide PreventionShatterproofGiving Voice to DepressionThe Confess ProjectMental Health America of Central Carolinas (MHA)Tourette Association of AmericaIt's All Good HereWILD 5 WellnessOpus PeaceCorrect Consultants, LLCHope for Depression Research Foundation (HDRF)New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction AgenciesFamilies for Depression AwarenessIndo-American Psychiatric AssociationNational Alliance for Healthcare Purchaser CoalitionsRapps PharmacyOPEN MINDSInnovaTelInpathySageSurferTrinitas Regional Medical Center (TRMC)South Coast PsychiatryBrainFuturesBrighten Up!TheraviveGenoa HealthcareNational Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)Depression and Bipolar Support AllianceMental Health AmericaAmerican Association of SuicidologyAmerican Foundation for Suicide PreventionPsychiatry & Behavioral Health NetworkCurrent PsychiatryInternational Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses (ISPN)Black Nurses RockCommunity Behavioral Health Association of MarylandCenterstoneMyHealios