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Self-Medication & Substance Abuse In Mental Health: A Caregiver’s Perspective

In this interview, Kathy Day answers questions pertaining to self-medication and substance abuse in individuals with mental health conditions.

Kathy Day, …

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Schizophrenia: Fast Facts

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Discussion Of Identifying Profiles Of Patients With Bipolar I Disorder Who Would Benefit From Maintenance Therapy With A Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotic

Mauricio Tohen, MD, DrPH, MBA; Joseph F. Goldberg, MD participated in a recent roundtable meeting, discussing the use of long-acting …

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“I’m here…”: Making Connections

Maria Margaglione, of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), and Jeff Fink, owner of Go Fetch Wellness, talk about …

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Telemedicine & Medication Adherence

Nonadherence to psychotropic medication is one of the major obstacles when treating mental illnesses. Approximately 60% of individuals diagnosed with …

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After A Natural Disaster Or Tragedy: Influence Of Media On COVID-19 Experience

In her 2018 interview on mental health around 9/11, Dr. Kelly Stein-Marcus’ closing comments were on the effect of media …

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“I’m Here…”: Peer To Friend: How To Help

What happens when one friend tells another that her depression recently worsened, to the point where she needed a hospital …

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Future Of Health Care Beyond 2020 Series: Interview With Sloan Manning, M.D.

In this interview, Sloan Manning, M.D., PsychU Primary Care Provider Section Advisor, discusses the future of health care beyond the …

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Future Of Health Care Beyond 2020 Series: Interview With Dwayne Mayes

In this interview, Dwayne Mayes, PsychU Patient and Caregiver Section Co-Advisor, discusses the future of health care beyond the COVID-19 …

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Update On The Role Of Gut Microbiota Modulation For The Treatment & Prevention Of Mood & Anxiety

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Wellness In Mental Health: Examining Its Neurobiology & Clinical Application

In this presentation, the objectives are to:

Examining the neurobiology of wellness interventions and appreciating the associated clinical implications
Review data from …

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Unemployment Tied To Veteran Suicide Rate; 550 Suicides Per Five Point Rise In Unemployment

An estimated 550 additional veterans in the United States are projected to die by suicide annually for every five-percentage point …

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Alcohol Fact Sheet

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Within Kaiser Health System, 14% Of Appointments Took Place Via Phone Or Video Telemedicine Visits Between 2016 & 2018

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Sigma Mental Health Urgent Care Expands Telehealth Statewide In Texas

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Mental Health Education Roundtable: A Collaborative Discussion Among A Parent, Advocate & Educator: Follow-Up Q&A

During this question-and-answer session, Jessica Hull, MS, Amy Molloy, MSW, and Michael Townsend, MA, LMSW, respond to unanswered questions from …

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CooperRiis Launches New Intensive Clinical Program For Mental Health & Addiction Treatment

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Household Size & Employment Status Are Key Factors In Mental Health Among Canadians During COVID-19

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Within Kaiser Health System, 14% Of Appointments Took Place Via Phone Or Video Telemedicine Visits Between 2016 & 2018

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Blue Cross Of North Carolina Launches Program To Pay Primary Care Practices To Switch To Value-Based Model

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About 10% Of People Receiving MAT For Opioid Addiction Also Participate In Self-Help Groups

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Medicare Proposes Allowing Continued Use Of Telehealth For Home Health Provider Organizations After COVID-19 Emergency Ends

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Psychiatric Resident Perspective Of The Impact Of The COVID-19 Pandemic From The U.S. Epicenter

In this podcast, Dr. Pallavi Joshi discusses COVID-19’s impact on her residency training and clinical practice with Jehan Marino, PharmD, …

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Number Of Americans Serving As Informal Caregivers Rose 22% From 2015 To 2020

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Primary Care Practices Could Lose Over $15 Billion In Revenue Due To COVID-19

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Behavioral Health HEDIS® Measures: An Annual Update From NCQA©

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) collects information on the performance of health care service delivery from health plans …

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Epidemics & Pandemics: An Ongoing Threat To Public Health

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Introducing PsychU Nurses Corner Section Advisor Sara Jones, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP

Julleah Johnson, PhD, and Sara Jones, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, discuss the PsychU Nurses Corner and the role of nurses …

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The EARLY Clinic Program: Treating First-Episode Psychosis

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eHome Counseling Group Expands Innovative Virtual PTSD Treatment Program

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Walmart Announces Opening Of Walmart Health In Arkansas Adding To Its ‘Healthcare Supercenters’

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Population Density & Genetic Risk For Schizophrenia

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Centerstone Introducing New Zero Suicide Initiative

Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, is introducing a zero-suicide initiative at its locations in Illinois. While Centerstone …

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AbleTo Launches Full Suite Of Mental Health Solutions To Address Growing Demand For Care

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Depression Associated With Greater Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease

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Starbucks Begins Mental Health Training

In its latest move to address mental health in the workplace, Starbucks is making mental health training available for all …

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New Aegis Treatment Center Opens In California

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Viruses, Vaccines & Inflammation (Part 1 Of The 3-Part Viruses, Vaccines & Inflammation: Neurological Perspectives Series)

Viruses have long been the focus of scientific attention. Over the last several months, this focus has intensified during our …

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Health Care Costs Much Higher For Those Later Determined To Have Treatment-Resistant Depression

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Follow-Up Mental Health Visits Lower Among Those With Substance Addiction

Follow-up mental health visits, within 14 days after emergency department contact, are lower among those with substance addiction than those …

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Uplift Family Services Awarded $4 Million Grant From SAMHSA

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Landmark Health Launches HIPAA-Compliant Telemedicine App

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Los Angeles County Homelessness Up Nearly 13%, Despite Sustained Increase In Number Of People Rehoused

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Spero Health Opens Ohio Clinic Offering Addiction Treatment With Telehealth Services

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WellCare To Invest In Critical Mental Health Resources In New Jersey

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Massachusetts Emergency Department & Outpatient Data During COVID-19 Crisis Indicate Fewer Assessments Of Psychiatric Symptoms

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Monte Nido & Affiliates To Implement Kipu EMR For Eating Disorder Treatment Programs

Miami’s Monte Nido & Affiliates, an eating disorder treatment provider organization, has selected Kipu as their software partner. Monte Nido …

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Understanding Second Victim Syndrome In Healthcare Providers

It is not uncommon for a health care provider to experience extreme distress after medical error or after an adverse …

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Addcounsel Launches Orchestrate Health, At-Home Mental Health Care Service In UK

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Medication Adherence During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Medication adherence has proven challenging for many individuals during the coronavirus pandemic. For all the convenience offered by virtual visits, …

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Comorbid Relationship Effects On Psychosocial Functioning In Bipolar Disorder

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Mydecine Innovations Group Signs Definitive Agreement To Acquire Mindleap Health’s Advanced Digital Telehealth Platform

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Use Of Technology In Mental Health: Role Of The Pharmacist

In a world of rapidly changing technology, health care is evolving to keep up. Pharmacists are in a key position …

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US Pharmacists Can Now Test For Coronavirus – They Could Do More If Government Allowed It

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When The Pandemic Ends, Then What?

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COVID-19 Basics: What Pharmacy Personnel Need to Know During the COVID-19 Crisis

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2020 BIPOC Mental Health Month Toolkit

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U.N. Warns Of Global Mental Health Crisis Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

On May 13, 2020, the United Nations (UN) issued a warning that the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic could create …

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Medicare Advantage Plans Can Count Telehealth Professionals Toward Network Adequacy Standards In 2021

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Text-Based Internet CBT For Health Anxiety As Effective As Face-To-Face CBT

Symptom reduction for people with health anxiety who were treated with internet-delivered, text-based cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) was similar to …

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About 90% Of Physicians Worldwide Are Treating Consumers Remotely

About 90% of physicians in nine countries, including the United States, said that they or a colleague are participating in …

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Role Of Pharmacogenetics Testing In Psychiatry

Joseph Goldberg, MD, and Lisa Goldstone, PharmD, MS, discuss the benefits and limitations of pharmacogenetics testing on current psychiatric practice …

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29% Of Americans Delay Or Avoid Medical Care Due To COVID-19 Concerns

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Psychological First Aid By Nurses, For Nurses: A Conversation With Alan “Tony” Amberg

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New York Behavioral Health Provider Organizations Offer 82% Of Programs Via Telehealth During COVID-19

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Outpatient Prescription Opioid Expenses For Adults Totaled $7.7 Billion In 2017

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Google, Facebook & Twitter Partner To Expand Access To Online Addictions Treatment & Recovery Resources During COVID-19

On April 10, 2020, a new online addiction treatment platform, Tech Together, was launched. The platform is a partnership between …

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Non-Fatal Overdose Emergency Visits Up 4.3% For All Drugs & 3.1% For All Opioids Between 2016 & 2017

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One-Third Of Primary Care Physicians Doubt Effectiveness & Long-Term Safety Of MAT For Opioid Treatment

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Association of Cognition With Level Of Negative Symptomatology In First-Episode Psychosis

Schizophrenia is marked by considerable heterogeneity in clinical course and functional outcome. Two underlying reasons for this are differences in …

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Few MLTSS Program Contracts Assess Or Reassess The Well-Being Of Their Members’ Family Caregivers

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30 States Report More Than 16,000 COVID-19 Deaths In Long-Term Care As Of Late April 2020

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9% Of Long-Term Care Residents Receive Less Medication Than Needed Due To Inadequate Prescription Coverage

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About 10% Of Medicaid Beneficiaries With Behavioral Health Disorders Made Telehealth Visits In 2017

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Behavioral Health Provider Organizations Can Accept Donations Of Devices & Data Plans To Facilitate Telehealth During The COVID-19 Outbreak

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A Call For Change: The Nurse Leader’s Role In Interprofessional Teams

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Digital Endpoints & Medication Optimization

In this presentation Dr. Timothy Aungst, Associate Professor of Pharmacy at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, discusses …

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The Nurse’s Role In Integrating & Improving Behavioral Care

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The Global Pulse Of eMental Health Trends In Resource-Strapped Locales

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The Jail/Prison System & Mental Health: A Discussion On The Stigma & Challenges Faced On Re-Entry To Society

Many individuals incarcerated have a serious mental illness; indeed, there are more mentally ill people in the jail/prison system than …

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14% Of U.S. Households Have Accessed Mental Health Care To Address Problems Related To COVID-19 Pandemic

About 14% of households in the United States have had an immediate family member access mental health care to address …

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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, …

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The Effect Of A National Pandemic On The Patient With Bipolar Disorder

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Pharmacists Authorized To Test For COVID-19

New Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) guidelines, announced April 8, 2020, authorize licensed pharmacists to order and administer …

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FDA Guidance Update: Digital Health Devices For Treating Psychiatric Disorders During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

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The Psychological Impact Of COVID-19 On Health Care Workers At Tongji Hospital In Wuhan

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Impact Of Second-Generation Antipsychotics

Dr. Rajiv Tandon outlines treatment options for individuals with schizophrenia and the impact the illness can have on their daily functioning. …

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Consumers Abusing Opioid & Alternative Prescriptions For Chronic Pain

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Technology & Adherence: Pharmacist Perspectives On Applicability & Implementation

Pharmacists can monitor medication adherence in several ways, in addition to traditional pill counting. Drs. Megan Ehret and Nathaniel Rickles …

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The Impact Of 2nd Generation Antipsychotic Side Effects On Functioning From Schizophrenia Patient Perspective: A Global Patient Centered Study

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Mental Health Education Roundtable: A Collaborative Discussion Among A Parent, Advocate & Educator

In July 2018, the state of New York became the first to require mental health instruction for all students, grades …

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The Negative Psychological Effects Of Quarantining & How To Mitigate Them

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Use Of Telemedicine & Technology In The Treatment Of Mental Health During The COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 crisis has increased the use of telemedicine to adapt to new social distancing guidelines. Transitioning to digital health …

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Substance Use Disorder Amid Pandemic

“Ninety meetings in 90 days”: This is one mantra repeated to and by many individuals early in recovery from substance …

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Access To Psychiatric Medications During Times Of Natural Disasters & Pandemics

In a conversation with pharmacist Dr. Megan Ehret, Dr. Samantha Sweeney gathers insights on how pharmacists can best prepare for …

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Nurses’ Role In Behavioral Health During The Crisis Of COVID-19

Anxiety, fear, and trauma can be rampant during times of natural disaster. Kimberly Lonergan, RN, MSN, interviews Tony Amberg to …

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Medication Adherence Technology For Mental Healthcare: Potential Benefits & Guidelines

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Reentry Interventions Are More Successful When They Address Dynamic Risk Factors

Community reentry following incarceration is more likely to be successful if the reentry interventions address dynamic factors that affect the …

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Cannabis: Potential Risks & Benefits In Mental Health

How might the use of marijuana or its components affect behavioral or physical health? During this webinar, Joseph McEvoy, MD, …

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Opioid Use & Suicidal Behaviors

Connections between opioid misuse and suicidal behaviors have been explored, but a team of researchers, led by Hillary Samples of …

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Northern Maine Medical Center Launches Meds-To-Beds Program

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A Snapshot Of Telemedicine In One State: Clinical & Payer Implications

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Coronavirus & Mental Well-Being

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Adherence & The Role For New Technologies

Nonadherence to medication is a serious problem in mental health care. In this webinar, Dawn Velligan, PhD, and Craig Chepke, …

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Integrating Behavioral Care At A Nurse-Led Clinic

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Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics (LAIs) Fact Sheet

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Can Early Intervention’s Effect On Lifetime Costs Of Serious Mental Illness Be Measured?

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Medication Adherence Technology For Mental Healthcare: Potential Benefits & Guidelines

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A Prescription For Pharmacist Intervention

Despite the well-known prevalence of mental health conditions, they are woefully undertreated. Consider this: About one in five Americans has …

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Psychotic Experiences & Psychiatric Comorbidity In The General Population Of Southeast London

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Managing Metabolic Side Effects With Combination Therapy: Antipsychotics & Antidepressants

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Factors Influencing Who Benefits From Cognitive Remediation Therapy

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Mental Health America: Bell Seal For Workplace Mental Health

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Challenges Evaluating Engagement In Mental Health Mobile Apps

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Types Of Mental Health Professionals Fact Sheet

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Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) “I’m Here” Initiative

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Telepsychiatry: Implementation & Best Practices

Dr. Mehdi Qalbani discusses his experience providing telepsychiatry in the Information Age. Topics include regulatory concerns, practice guidelines, and web-side …

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Challenges & Opportunities For Comorbid Substance Use Disorder & Major Depressive Disorder

There are approximately 8.5 million adults living in the United States with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorder (SUD).1 …

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Social Cognition Treatment In Schizophrenia: Status & Opportunities

Individuals with schizophrenia struggle to interact with others due to impaired social cognition. Four capabilities in particular are compromised: 1.) …

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Recovery After Initial Schizophrenic Episode – Early Treatment Program (RAISE-ETP) Interview With Dr. John Kane

John M. Kane provides commentary on the results of the Recovery After Initial Schizophrenic Episode – Early Treatment Program (RAISE-ETP) …

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Tackling Opioid Addiction: A Case Study With Shatterproof & Kolmac Clinic

In 2017, there were approximately 48,000 individuals who died from an opioid-related overdose.1 Dr. George Kolodner discusses how the Kolmac …

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Meet The Treatment Team: Physician Assistant

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Use Of Digital Health Activity Trackers Linked To Better Medication Adherence

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The Role Of Digital Health In Pharmacy: Innovations, Opportunities, & Barriers

Digital health technology can be used in a variety of settings to increase adherence, engage patients, and measure outcomes. This …

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Giving Mental Illness A Voice: Patient Perspectives On Self-Disclosure & Stigma

Individuals living with mental illness often struggle with disclosing their mental health condition to others like friends, family, and employers, …

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State Of The Science 2019: Where Are We With Depression Care In The United States?

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The Opioid Crisis: Perspectives From Addiction Specialists In Primary Care & Psychiatry

The United States is currently experiencing an opioid epidemic, impacting health care providers across all specialties, including those working in …

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The Art Of Clinical Assessment In Patients With Bipolar Disorder

Definitions and classifications for mental disorders and symptomology from publications like the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) …

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Medication Adherence In The Digital Age

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Webinar Summary: Meeting The Challenges In Caring For Patients With Schizophrenia: Roles Of The Pharmacist

This summary was developed utilizing the full recorded presentation of this webinar, which is available on PsychU for all members …

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Webinar Summary: NCQA© HEDIS® Measures & Mental Health: The Current Landscape & Future Developments

This summary was developed utilizing the full recorded presentation of this webinar, which is available on PsychU for all members …

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Webinar Summary – Can We Improve Functioning In Our Patients With Schizophrenia?: Side Effect Burden & Recovery Approach To Informed Decision Making

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Where Can I Find Help For My Mental Health Condition?

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Helping Patients Set Goals To Support Wellness: Goal-Setting Worksheet

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Language Normalization: A Resource For Providers

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Talking With Patients About Setting Goals To Support Wellness: A Resource For Providers

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Shared Decision Making – Helping Create A Strong Relationship Between Mental Health Providers & Patients: A Resource For Providers

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Goal Setting: A Resource For Consumers

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Goal-Setting Worksheet

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My Recovery Goals

This worksheet is designed to help consumers prepare for appointments with providers. It encourages them to think about and record …

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Daily Tracker

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Tips For Talking With Your Mental Health Service Provider

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Shared Decision Making: A Resource For Consumers

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Wellness Tracker

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Emergency Use 60% Higher Among Consumers With Schizophrenia & Not Taking Antipsychotics As Directed

North Carolina Medicaid beneficiaries diagnosed with schizophrenia who failed to take antipsychotic medications as directed had 60% more emergency department …

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An Update From NCQA©: Focusing On HEDIS® Behavioral Health Measures

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) maintains its focus on behavioral health quality measures by continually updating and improving …

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Perspectives On The APhA Practice Guidance For Pharmacy-Based Medication Administration Services

In this interview, Dr. Leland shares his perspectives on the APhA practice guidance requirements for pharmacy-based MAS from the context …

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APhA Practice Guidance For Pharmacy-Based Medication Administration Services

This guidance document, developed in 2017 by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), covers key components of pharmacy-based medication administration services …

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Neuromodulation Techniques: State Of The Science

Clinicians managing patients with behavioral health issues are presented with various diagnostic and treatment challenges, spanning the areas of neurobiology, …

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Long-Acting Injectable Adherence & Sociodemographic Characteristics Of Use

In this interview, James McCreath, PhD, Vice President of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health at the Trinitas Regional Medical Center, discusses …

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Effectiveness Of Interventions To Improve Medication Adherence In Bipolar Disorder

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Caring For The Patient With Schizophrenia: Nursing, Pharmacy, & Social Work Perspectives

Given the complexity of schizophrenia and suboptimal treatment outcomes, it is important that a multidisciplinary approach be considered when caring …

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Walgreens Pharmacy Adherence Programs Saved $164 Per Participant

Walgreens pharmacy adherence programs saved its participants an average of $164 over a six- month period in 2013. This is …

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Tools To Assess & Address Medication Adherence In Patients With Serious Mental Illness

Poor medication adherence presents a significant barrier to successful treatment and recovery in patients with serious mental illness and can …

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Early Intervention In Schizophrenia: Targeting Metabolic Dysfunction

Increasingly, schizophrenia is considered a medical psychiatric disease. There is evidence that metabolic changes occur within the first episode of …

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Adherence To Antipsychotics Associated With Lower Psychiatric Hospitalization Rates & Expenditures

Adherence to antipsychotic therapy among Medicare Part D enrollees with schizophrenia is associated with a lower probability of psychiatric hospitalization …

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Identifying Populations For Care Coordination Interventions: The Health Plan Perspective

The goal of health care coordination is to meet individuals’ needs and preferences in the delivery of high-quality, high-value health …

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Follow Up Q&A – Treatment Of Schizophrenia: Focus On Psychopharmacology & Adherence

During this question and answer session, Henry A. Nasrallah, MD and Roger Sommi, PharmD, BCPP, FCCP respond to unanswered questions …

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Webinar Summary – Treatment Of Schizophrenia: Focus On Psychopharmacology & Adherence

This summary was developed utilizing the full recorded presentation of this webinar, which is available on PsychU for all members …

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Treatment Of Schizophrenia: Focus On Psychopharmacology & Adherence

While treating to remission is the goal in schizophrenia, it remains a target not achieved for many patients. In this …

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E-Prescribing With Decision Support Led To Better Medication Adherence

After prescribers adopted e-prescribing technology with a decision support function, a greater proportion of prescribers selected 90-day prescriptions rather than …

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Medication Adherence 96% For Consumers At Mental Health Facilities With Co-Located Pharmacies

Consumers with mental health disorders have a 96% medication adherence rate when they receive services at community mental health centers …

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HEDIS Quality Improvement Project: Measurement & Intervention Development

This document  outlines potential opportunities for health care quality improvement that may be derived from HEDIS®.  Two particular HEDIS® measures …

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Understanding & Addressing Medication Adherence In Psychiatry

Medication adherence is of great importance in optimizing outcomes in psychiatry, however definitions and understanding of adherence have evolved over …

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Optimizing Mental & Physical Health Outcomes Through Comprehensive Medication Management

Medication-related problems cost the United States $290 billion per year in avoidable medical spending. In this webinar, Terry McInnis, MD …

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A Collaborative Approach To Care Coordination For Patients With Schizophrenia: Perspectives From Nursing & Social Work

Many patients with schizophrenia fail to transition from inpatient settings to community mental health settings. In this webinar, Brooke Kempf …

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An Overview Of The Brief Adherence Rating Scale (BARS)

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How To Increase Medication Adherence: What Works?

Key Messages

Pharmacists may be in a unique position to influence and educate psychiatric patients on a regular basis regarding medication …

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