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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.

The Effects Of Racism On The Mental Healthcare Community

[WEBINAR] July 21, 2022 | 12pm ET – Learn about barriers that healthcare professionals experience, including Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and other marginalized groups; As well as strategies that health care & research communities are implementing to address some of these challenges.

Digital Health Tools: Combating Stigma & Healthcare Disparities

[WEBINAR] July 28, 2022 | 12pm ET – Have you ever wondered how digital health technology could combat healthcare disparities? If so, hear an overview of stigma and healthcare disparities in mental health treatment, and then discuss digital tools used in the treatment of mental illness. Finally, explore how digital health technology could combat healthcare disparities.

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.

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Disaster Psychiatry During Times Of Uncertainty: Perspectives From Drs. Joseph Goldberg & Richard Weisler

Disaster Psychiatry During Times Of Uncertainty: Perspectives From Drs. Joseph Goldberg & Richard Weisler

Interview with Dr. Joseph Goldberg and Dr. Richard Weisler to discuss mental health during times of political unrest in light of the current events taking place in Europe. They will highlight other disaster-related psychiatry topics, focusing on trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, and living with uncertainty. Lastly, Dr. Goldberg and Dr….
California, Georgia, Indiana, New Jersey, Oklahoma & Virginia Saw Increase In Adolescent Suicides During COVID-19

California, Georgia, Indiana, New Jersey, Oklahoma & Virginia Saw Increase In Adolescent Suicides During COVID-19

Statistically significant increases in the number of adolescent deaths due to suicide during coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) occurred in California, Georgia, Indiana, New Jersey, Oklahoma, and Virginia, according to data from 14 states. These states, along with California, also had a statistically significant increase in the proportion of overall suicides…
Georgia Enacts Bill To Enforce Mental Health Parity

Georgia Enacts Bill To Enforce Mental Health Parity

On April 4, 2022, the Georgia Mental Health Parity Act, House Bill 1013 (HB 1013) was signed into law to enforce mental health parity provisions of private health plans. Starting July 1, 2022, HB 1013 requires that mental health services be offered in the same way that physical illness is…
Mental Health Challenges In Rural Populations

Mental Health Challenges In Rural Populations

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People With Dementia & Depression May Benefit From CBT

People With Dementia & Depression May Benefit From CBT

Cognitive behavioral therapies (CBT) to treat depression added to usual care for people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia reduced symptoms of depression and increased remission rates. These findings are based on a meta-analysis published by Cochrane Review. The researchers analyzed the evidence base of randomized controlled trials (RCTs)…
Hot Topics: Clinical Questions In Bipolar Disorder (Part 4)

Hot Topics: Clinical Questions In Bipolar Disorder (Part 4)

Drs. Mauricio Tohen and Joseph Goldberg will address current and relevant clinical questions relating to bipolar disorder. These questions and Dr. Tohen’s and Dr. Goldberg’s responses will be recorded and released as short videos every month. Joseph Goldberg, MD is a paid consultant of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization,…
Prescribing Patterns For All Types Of Psychotropic Medications For Consumers With Schizophrenia Varied Across States

Prescribing Patterns For All Types Of Psychotropic Medications For Consumers With Schizophrenia Varied Across States

Prescribing patterns in the United States varied widely across the states for psychotropic medications prescribed to adult Medicaid beneficiaries diagnosed with a schizophrenia spectrum disorder. Psychotropic medications include long-acting injectable (LAIs) antipsychotics, oral clozapine, antidepressants, mood stabilizers, and benzodiazepine. Of the 357,914 people whose data was included in the analysis,…

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    Culturally-Sensitive Assessments Of Trauma

    May is National Trauma Awareness Month and culturally-sensitive assessments of trauma is essential in providing proper support, validation and culturally informed care. In this recording, Dr. Sierra Carter discusses trauma as a chronic stressor to be inclusive of racism-related trauma and share her insights on assessments of trauma exposure. Featuring:…

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“Lighting Your Way”: A Digital Tool For Caregivers Of Loved Ones With The Behavioral Symptoms Of Dementia

“Lighting Your Way”: A Digital Tool For Caregivers Of Loved Ones With The Behavioral Symptoms Of Dementia

John Schall, Chief Executive Officer of Caregiver Action Network, chats with Dennis Sholler about “Lighting Your Way,” a new digital tool for caregivers of loved ones with the behavioral symptoms of dementia. During this interview, John walks through the “Lighting Your Way” digital tool on the Caregiver Action Network website….
Culturally-Sensitive Assessments Of Trauma

Culturally-Sensitive Assessments Of Trauma

May is National Trauma Awareness Month and culturally-sensitive assessments of trauma is essential in providing proper support, validation and culturally informed care. In this recording, Dr. Sierra Carter discusses trauma as a chronic stressor to be inclusive of racism-related trauma and share her insights on assessments of trauma exposure. Featuring:…
Care For The Incarcerated – Better Or Worse?

Care For The Incarcerated – Better Or Worse?

There are almost two million individuals who are incarcerated in U.S. federal, state, and local jails and prisons. This makes the U.S. the world leader in the number of people in prison. Of these individuals, 1.3 million (65%) have a substance use disorder; 800,000 (40%) have a chronic medical condition;…

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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.

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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.