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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.

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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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Addressing The Needs Of The Asian Community In Mental Health – An Interview With Paul Gionfriddo

Addressing The Needs Of The Asian Community In Mental Health – An Interview With Paul Gionfriddo

In this interview, Drs. Becky Wong, PharmD, MBA and Mariko Kobayashi, PhD Otsuka Medical Science Liaison, sat down with Paul Gionfriddo, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mental Health America, to discuss challenges to mental health care facing the Asian American and Pacific Islander population. The conversation focuses on the…
Focus On Primary Care: Bipolar Disorder Update For Primary Care – The Rapid Mood Screener

Focus On Primary Care: Bipolar Disorder Update For Primary Care – The Rapid Mood Screener

May 2021 – Bipolar Disorder Update for Primary Care – the Rapid Mood Screener Roland Larkin, PhD, MBA interviews PsychU’s PCP Corner Section Advisors Brendan Montano, MD and W. Clay Jackson, MD. They discuss the importance of recognizing bipolar disorder in primary care, utilizing measurement-based care and share a new…
Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan: A Series To Celebrate Mental Health Awareness

Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan: A Series To Celebrate Mental Health Awareness

In the United States, millions of Americans are impacted by mental illness and/or substance abuse.  The month of May was designated as National Mental Health Month in 1949 to raise awareness on the importance of mental health and celebrate recovery from mental illness. PsychU joins the national movement to raise…

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Mental Health Across The Lifespan: Late Life Depression

Mental Health Across The Lifespan: Late Life Depression

Late-life depression, an acute (but often chronic/recurrent) major depressive episode occurring in an older person, can be debilitating to those affected. It is also a public health concern in America, as the older adult population continues to grow. Diagnosis, and therefore proper treatment, is often missed, as this patient population…
Focus On Primary Care: Bipolar Disorder Update For Primary Care – The Rapid Mood Screener

Focus On Primary Care: Bipolar Disorder Update For Primary Care – The Rapid Mood Screener

May 2021 – Bipolar Disorder Update for Primary Care – the Rapid Mood Screener Roland Larkin, PhD, MBA interviews PsychU’s PCP Corner Section Advisors Brendan Montano, MD and W. Clay Jackson, MD. They discuss the importance of recognizing bipolar disorder in primary care, utilizing measurement-based care and share a new…
Schizophrenia: Fast Facts

Schizophrenia: Fast Facts

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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…
Digital Technologies For Schizophrenia

Digital Technologies For Schizophrenia

Dr. Brian Kirkpatrick, MD, MSPH, Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, discusses the role digital technology plays in the treatment of schizophrenia. During this presentation, Dr. Kirkpatrick discusses the unmet treatment need for patients with psychotic disorders and reviews digital tools…
Schizophrenia: Fast Facts

Schizophrenia: Fast Facts

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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.
Focus On Primary Care: Bipolar Disorder Update For Primary Care – The Rapid Mood Screener

Focus On Primary Care: Bipolar Disorder Update For Primary Care – The Rapid Mood Screener

May 2021 – Bipolar Disorder Update for Primary Care – the Rapid Mood Screener Roland Larkin, PhD, MBA interviews PsychU’s PCP Corner Section Advisors Brendan Montano, MD and W. Clay Jackson, MD. They discuss the importance of recognizing bipolar disorder in primary care, utilizing measurement-based care and share a new…

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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.

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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.