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Impact Of Trauma On Women With Children

Pregnant women from marginalized communities are at high risk for problematic birth experiences due to historical trauma and exposure to racism and discrimination, the biological and psychosocial consequences of which… Read More

ADHD Interview With Dr. Newcorn: Part 2

It is estimated that ~6 million children have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in the US with a large proportion having another mental or behavioral disorder1. Additionally,… Read More

ADHD Interview With Dr. Newcorn: Part 1

It is estimated that ~6 million children have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in the US with a large proportion having another mental or behavioral disorder1. Additionally,… Read More

Decriminalizing Mental Illness

U.S. correctional institutions, local courts, and police officers frequently encounter people with untreated mental health disorders. Once incarcerated, individuals with mental illness tend to stay longer in jail and upon… Read More

How Pharmacists In Mental Health Find PsychU Helpful

Dr. Jerry McKee is a board-certified psychiatric pharmacy specialist with over 38 years in public mental health systems in inpatient psychiatry and residential developmental disabilities, academia, and behavioral health managed… Read More

Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan Series: Older Adult Infographic

In the United States, millions of Americans are affected by mental illness. The month of May has been designated as National Mental Health Awareness Month. PsychU joins the national movement to raise awareness by hosting a series on Mental Wellness Across the Lifespan. It… Read More

Psychotherapies For Mood Disorders & Schizophrenia

In the last decades, psychotherapy has gained increasing acceptance as a major treatment option for mood disorders and schizophrenia. This presentation will review the American Psychiatric Association (APA) clinical practice… Read More

Value-Added Pharmacist-Run Programs In Hospitals

In this presentation, Melissa Mitchell, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, BCGP addresses value-added pharmacist-run programs in hospitals including creating specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-based (SMART) goals for such programs. Featuring: Melissa… Read More

2020 National Forum Interview: Dr. John Kern

Dr. John Kern responded to some follow-up questions after participating in the 2020 National Forum titled “Bridging the Care Continuum,” providing his personal perspective on how to transform the healthcare… Read More

2020 National Forum Interview: Dr. Ken Duckworth

Dr. Ken Duckworth responded to some follow-up questions after participating in the 2020 National Forum titled “Bridging the Care Continuum,” providing his personal perspective on how to transform the healthcare… Read More

2020 National Forum Interview: Dr. Henry Chung

Dr. Henry Chung responded to some follow-up questions after participating in the 2020 National Forum titled “Bridging the Care Continuum,” providing his personal perspective on how to transform the healthcare… Read More

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… Read More

The Current State Of Women’s Mental Health

During this discussion, our panelists engage in a dialog reflecting on the research which underscores how women may be disproportionately affected by the current state as compared to men. They… Read More

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing is a counseling style intended to strengthen reasons for behavioral change by eliciting a client’s motivations for change and resolving ambivalence. This is an approach that health care… Read More

National Family Caregivers Month 2020

One in five caregivers help someone with a mental illness and forty-five percent of caregivers for adults with mental illness are parents, fourteen percent are adult children and eleven percent… Read More

Measurement-Based Care In Psychiatry

Research has shown that when adding measurement-based care tools to usual care, including psychiatric care, significant improvement in patient outcomes can result. In this podcast, Dwayne Mayes provides his peer… Read More

The Pharmacist’s Perspective During The Pandemic

In this presentation, Dr. Timothy Aungst, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, discusses the importance of medication optimization and digital technology. Dr.… Read More

American Foundation Of Suicide Prevention

The American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (AFSP) has been a supporting organization of PsychU since 2018. Dr. Jill Harkavy-Freidman sat down with PsychU to talk about how an individual can… Read More

World Bipolar Day 2020

Dr. Terence Ketter discusses World Bipolar Day and its theme for 2020, stigma. World Bipolar Day emphasizes the international diversity of antibipolar efforts. Dr. Ketter explains how stigma behind psychopharmacological… Read More

My Promise As A Mental Health Nurse

In 2015, I embarked on an academic journey at the University of San Francisco where I completed my master’s degree in nursing and continued on to pursue my doctor of… Read More

Utilizing PsychU As A Resident

Dr. Pankaj Manocha, MD shares his perspective as a member of PsychU during his fellowship. Dr. Manocha attended his first PsychU live event discussing treatment implications for bi-polar depression, major… Read More

Megan Ehret – What Does PsychU Mean To You?

During this interview, Megan Ehret explains what PsychU means to her and how mental health professionals can collaborate with each other. Megan Ehret, PharmD, MS, BCPP, is the Pharmacist Corner… Read More

Sleep In Behavioral Health

In this podcast, Sana Johnson-Quijada, MD, highlights the importance of sleep in overall behavioral health and discusses goals for better sleep quality. Sleep impacts hormones and neurotransmitters. Implementing and maintaining… Read More

Suicide Awareness & Prevention

Dr. Nicole Meade discusses suicide awareness and prevention, a topic that is extremely important to our community. Dr. Meade examines suicide statistics and terminology, such as why the phrase “committed… Read More

Suicide Awareness & Prevention

Dr. Nicole Meade discusses suicide awareness and prevention, a topic that is extremely important to our community. Dr. Meade examines suicide statistics and terminology, such as why the phrase “committed… Read More

Meet The Treatment Team: Physician Assistant

In this interview, Catherine Judd, MS, PA-C, CAQ-Psy, discusses the role a physician assistant plays in the mental health team. Physician assistants have a broad-base, primary care medical background in… Read More

Meet The Treatment Team: Physician Assistant

In this interview, Catherine Judd, MS, PA-C, CAQ-Psy, discusses the role a physician assistant plays in the mental health team. Physician assistants have a broad-base, primary care medical background in… Read More

Introduction To Marijuana

Marijuana has become an ubiquitous topic of conversation, which is likely fueled by the changes and proposed changes to legislation throughout the United States. Tune in as Dr. Becky Wong,… Read More

Meet The Treatment Team: Psychiatrists

In this interview Sanjai Rao, MD, sits down with Monica Kim, PharmD, MBA, Medical Science Liaison at Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc., to discuss the role a psychiatrist may… Read More

Meet The Treatment Team: Social Workers

In this interview Tania Hammock, LCSW, sits down with Nicole Meade, PhD, Senior Medical Science Liaison at Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. to discuss the role a social worker… Read More

Meet The Treatment Team: Psychologists

In this interview, Elizabeth DiNapoli, PhD, Medical Science Liaison, sat down to discuss the role a psychologist may play on the treatment team of individuals with mental illness. Meet the other… Read More

Don’t Let The Big Disruptors Out Of Your Sight

Last fall, Andrew Wright, the Vice President, Digital Medicine for Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, identified Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft, Amazon, and Facebook as organizations in the tech sector poised to change health… Read More

CIT Model Of Police Response In OKC

Get a taste of PsychU’s upcoming two-part interview series with Master Sergeant Corey Nooner of the Oklahoma City Police Department on crisis intervention team (CIT) models of police response to… Read More

Biomarkers For Depression: An Interview With Robin Nelson, MD

During this interview, Robin Nelson, MD discusses the article summary “Biomarkers For Depression: Recent Insights, Current Challenges & Future Prospects” which can be viewed here: https://psychu.org/biomarkers-depression-recent-insights-current-challenges-future-prospects/. Read More

Suicide Awareness In Primary Care

In this short interview, Marla Moses, FNP, PMHNP, PsychU Primary Care Providers’ Corner Section Editor and Owner of IN Moses Mental Health in Indianapolis, IN, shared her perspective on suicide… Read More

Introduction To Schizophrenia

Dr. Nicole Meade provides a brief overview of schizophrenia. Key points include the definition, cause, diagnosis, and treatment of schizophrenia. Read More

Introduction To Bipolar Disorder

Dr. Samantha Sweeney provides a brief overview of bipolar disorder. Key points include the definition, cause, diagnosis, and treatment of bipolar disorder. Read More

I’m Here…

This video, developed by Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), is a way for both people living with a mood disorder and those who support them, to open up a… Read More

Insulin: The Overlooked Neuromodulator

Interview with Thomas Stewart, MD, an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine and a consultation-liaison psychiatrist at Yale New Haven Hospital. Read More

There’s A Person In There

In these videos, meet a group of individuals who either live with mental health issues, or care for someone who does. They share helpful personal insights and remind the world… Read More

Making Yourself A Priority

In these videos, meet a group of individuals who either live with mental health issues, or care for someone who does. They share helpful personal insights and remind the world… Read More

Accept Help When It’s Offered

In these videos, meet a group of individuals who either live with mental health issues, or care for someone who does. They share helpful personal insights and remind the world… Read More

In The Workplace

In these videos, meet a group of individuals who either live with mental health issues, or care for someone who does. They share helpful personal insights and remind the world… Read More

Stigma & Disclosure

This interview, developed by Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), between DBSA President Allen Doederlein and Robert Haggard from The Living Room at Turning Point in Skokie, Illinois, highlights a… Read More

Struggling In Silence

All over the world, many individuals with mood disorders struggle in silence. This interview, developed by Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), highlights Linea Johnson as she shares her personal… Read More

Molly Explains Why She Advocates

This interview, developed by Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), with Molly Jenkins, highlights Ms. Jenkin’s experiences and her passionate reasons for being a mental health advocate. Listen To The… Read More

Interview With Robin Nelson, MD

In this short interview, Robin Nelson, MD, PsychU Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) Section Editor and Psychiatrist affiliated with DRG Behavioral Health, LLC and Caron Treatment Centers, shared his impressions of… Read More

Outcomes In Bipolar Disorder

In this interview, Mauricio Tohen, MD, DrPH, MBA, Professor and Chairman at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Department of Psychiatry in Albuquerque, NM, shared his expert perspective… Read More

Interview With Christine Moutier, MD

In this interview, Christine Moutier, MD, a Psychiatrist and Chief Medical Officer the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, shares her expert perspective on suicide and discusses the AFSP and their… Read More

Psychiatric Emergency & Crisis

Ahmed Raslaan Nizar, MD shares his perspective on psychiatric emergencies and crisis management in this audio interview. Dr. Nizar is the Medical Director at Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP), an… Read More

Mental Health Conditions & Stigma

In this three part interview, Patrick Corrigan, PsyD, utilizes his experience in stigma research to discuss stigma in the media, disclosure, and how you can take action to combat stigma. Read More

The State Of Mental Health In America (2017)

An interview with Paul Gionfriddo, President & CEO of Mental Health America (MHA), regarding the release of MHA’s report, The State of Mental Health in America, 2017. Mr. Gionfriddo provides… Read More

Q&A Session With Drs. Manning & Correll

During this question and answer session, Drs. Manning and Correll respond to unanswered questions from their Webinar entitled “Managing Metabolic Wellness In The Mentally Ill: Perspectives From Both A Primary… Read More

What Makes Integrated Health Care Work?

An interview with Dennis Freeman, PhD, CEO of Cherokee Health Systems, a Federally Qualified Health Center, Community Mental Health Center, and Migrant Health Center serving the needs of people across… Read More

Interview with Frederick Frese, PhD

Frederick Frese, PhD, a professor of psychiatry with schizophrenia, addresses the challenges of stigma in mental health from the perspective of a professional and a patient. Read More

Interview with Robin Nelson, MD

Robin Nelson, MD, a psychiatrist in private practice at DGR Behavioral Health, sees stigma in his clinical practice every day, from family members and patients themselves. He discusses long-held erroneous… Read More

Interview with Georgia Stevens, PhD, APRN

Georgia Stevens, PhD, APRN, psychiatric nurse, Director of Partners in Aging & Long-Term Caregiving, believes stigma interferes with people’s strengths to overcome limitations and lead full lives. She addresses the… Read More

Interview with Luis Navazro, MD

Luis Navazro, MD, Primary Care Physician at Mobile Doctor Medical Clinic medical doctor, specializes in primary and geriatric care in long-term care facilities. In this interview, he describes his lifelong… Read More

Interview with Kent Alford RN, BSN, MSNc

Kent Alford RN, BSN, MSNc, Executive Director Behavioral Health Program, Washington Adventist Hospital, stepped out of his usual work environment to take part in the forum to “give and take”… Read More

Interview with Deanna Kelly, PharmD

Deanna Kelly, PharmD, is President-elect, College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists; and is Director of the Treatment Research Program, Maryland Psychiatric Research Program at the University of Maryland. Dr. Kelly… Read More

Interview with Meaghon Read

Meaghon Read, Senior Director, Mental Health First Aid, National Council for Behavioral Health, shares her experience as a caregiver for people with mental health, and why she thinks fear is… Read More

Interview with Clare Miller, BS

Clare Miller, BS, is Director of the Partnership for Workplace Mental Health, American Psychiatric Association Foundation. Ms. Miller works with employers as purchasers of care and employers of people with… Read More

Interview with Michael Townsend, LMSW

Michael Townsend, LMSW, is Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Gateway Counseling Center, Inc. He explains that the first onset of psychiatric disorders is usually at adolescence when individuals, their families… Read More

Interview with Sloan Manning, MD

Sloan Manning, MD, is Medical Director, Novant Healthcare, and Adjunct Associate Professor Department of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina. Dr. Manning explains the difficulty in explaining the concept of… Read More

Interview with Mark Rasenick, PhD

Mark Rasenick, PhD, is Distinguished Professor, Director, Neuroscience Training Program at University of Illinois, Chicago School of Medicine. He speaks about the role of science in conquering stigma; if we… Read More

Interview with Joseph Parks, MD

Joseph Parks, MD, psychiatrist, Director of Missouri Medicaid explains why stigma has a direct effect on the help people need. He discusses the lack of understanding and knowledge about mental… Read More

Interview with Allen Doederlein

Allen Doederlein, Executive Director of DBSA, talks about breaking down the barriers of stigma in mental illness and how discrimination must be addressed from different viewpoints. Read More

Interview with Paul Gionfriddo

Paul Gionfriddo, President and Executive Director, Mental Health America, wants to bring mental health out into the open. He explains why the public, media, and public officials must treat mental… Read More

Interview with Sita Diehl

Sita Diehl, Director, State Policy and Advocacy at National Alliance on Mental Illness, has family members in mental health recovery. She explains how attitudes about mental illness get in the… Read More

Interview with Jim McCreath, PhD

Jim McCreath, PhD, Social Worker, Director, Behavioral Health at Trinitas Hospital, advocates fighting stigma on many levels because it is in all aspects of health care and policy development. Read More

Interview with Stephen Vobach | Psychiatrist

In this special Mental Health Month interview, Stephen Vobach, an adult and geriatric psychiatrist at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX, offers his perspective on the complex and important… Read More

Interview with Elizabeth Rowell | Psychiatrist

In this special Mental Health Month interview, Elizabeth Rowell, Staff Clinician at Tarzana Treatment Center and White Memorial Medical Center, Medical Director of Helpline Youth Counseling and New Hope Youth… Read More

A Word From PsychU About Mental Health Month

Raising mental health awareness is an important topic year-round, but in the month of May, the mental health community comes together to share knowledge and spread awareness about mental health… Read More

Treating Depression: What To Do & When To Do It

Interview with Professor Roger McIntyre, University of Toronto, Canada In my clinical experience, one in two patients with MDD does not reach our therapeutic objective. These patients with suboptimal response… Read More

Not Magic But Logic

An interview with Professor Michael Thase, Director of the Mood and Anxiety Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, USA Depression is a state of negative expectations… Read More