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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.

Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics & The Evolving Healthcare…

[WEBINAR] January 21, 2022 | 12pm ET – Hear how the pandemic has affected patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, including access to long-acting injectable antipsychotics.

The Use Of Digital Tools For Serious Mental Illness And Substance…

[WEBINAR] January 26, 2022 | 12pm ET – Join us for a discussion on the unmet treatment needs in serious mental illness & substance use disorder. Explore how digital technologies may help to address these needs by reviewing tools currently used to help manage depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, & substance use.

Call To Action: The Need For Stigma Awareness In Healthcare Profession

[WEBINAR] March 9, 2022 | 12pm ET – Panelists from medical, pharmacy, & psychology academic settings will discuss how mental health is addressed in their respective curricula, highlight opportunities to address self-stigma, & share resources available to those involved with healthcare professional education.

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Epidemic Within A Pandemic: An Addictionologist’s Response To The Surge Of Substance Use Disorders In The Wake Of COVID-19

Epidemic Within A Pandemic: An Addictionologist’s Response To The Surge Of Substance Use Disorders In The Wake Of COVID-19

In this interview and presentation, Dr. Taca describes the unparalleled challenges in addiction treatment that are being driven by the pandemic, and how clinicians and the healthcare system are responding to the call. Download Slidedeck Arturo Taca, MDPsychiatrist and Medical Director, INSynergy Treatment Center, St Louis, MOChief Medical Officer,…
Epidemic Within A Pandemic: An Addictionologist’s Response To The Surge Of Substance Use Disorders In The Wake Of COVID-19

Epidemic Within A Pandemic: An Addictionologist’s Response To The Surge Of Substance Use Disorders In The Wake Of COVID-19

In this interview and presentation, Dr. Taca describes the unparalleled challenges in addiction treatment that are being driven by the pandemic, and how clinicians and the healthcare system are responding to the call. Download Slidedeck Arturo Taca, MDPsychiatrist and Medical Director, INSynergy Treatment Center, St Louis, MOChief Medical Officer,…
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…
Schizophrenia & Dementia Dual Diagnosis Increased After CMS Reporting Requirement For Nursing Home Antipsychotic Prescriptions

Schizophrenia & Dementia Dual Diagnosis Increased After CMS Reporting Requirement For Nursing Home Antipsychotic Prescriptions

After the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) began requiring public reporting of nursing home antipsychotic use, the proportion of residents with different forms of dementia also diagnosed with schizophrenia increased. Between 2011 and 2017, the likelihood of having a schizophrenia diagnosis increased 1.9 percentage points among residents with…

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The 8 Million Virtual Behavioral Health Visits

The 8 Million Virtual Behavioral Health Visits

I did take note that CVS just passed eight million virtual behavioral health visits in 2021. The article reminded me of the quote “A million here and a million there and pretty soon we are talking about real money,” from the late U. S. Sen. Everett McKinley Dirksen. It seems…
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…
First Episode Psychosis: Focus On US Hispanic Population

First Episode Psychosis: Focus On US Hispanic Population

This presentation will review 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. Featuring: Mauricio Tohen, MBA, DrPH, MDUniversity Distinguished Professor & Chairman, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University…

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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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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.