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Perspectives On International Guidelines for Depression: Follow-Up Question & Answer Discussion With Dr. Sagar Parikh

In April, PsychU brought you our first global panel event focusing on perspectives surrounding international depression guidelines.  As a follow-up …

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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan: An Interview With Dr. Mojgan Makki

In this presentation, Mojgan Makki, MD, DFAACAP describes some of the more common psychiatric, behavioral, and neurodevelopmental disorders in child …

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Schizophrenia: Fast Facts

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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 …

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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 …

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National Certified Peer Specialists (NCPS)

Opportunities for peers to work in a variety of systems and settings to support individuals in achieving and maintaining recovery …

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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 …

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Recovery Oriented Language Glossary

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A Recovery-Oriented Perspective & Approach To Behavioral Health Care: A Discussion Among A Peer & A Clinical Provider (ROPA Series Part 1)

Recovery is possible for most individuals living with a mental health condition and this is a process that can improve …

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Pharmacist Spotlight – Dr. Alberto Augsten, PharmD, BCPP, DABAT

The Pharmacist Corner would like to highlight pharmacists working in the mental health field and why PsychU is helpful to …

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COVID—What We Know Is A Moving Target

This week, we heard some good and bad news about COVID-19. On November 9, Pfizer announced that the vaccine it …

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The Consumer Experience Game: How The Pandemic Has Raised The Stakes

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12% Of Urban Police Have Lifetime Mental Health Diagnosis, For Which 17% Sought Care; 26% Have Mental Illness Symptoms

Approximately 12% of surveyed police officers had a diagnosis of lifetime mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and suicidal ideation or self-harm issues. About 17% had sought mental health care services in the past 12 months.

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41% Of All COVID Deaths Are In Long-Term Care Facilities

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Recovery From Co-Occurring Alcohol Use & Depression Has Three Trajectories

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About 5% Of New Mothers Likely Experience High Levels Of Depression Up To Three Years Postpartum

About 5% of new mothers likely experience high levels of depression up to three years postpartum. Based on a study …

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Risk Of COVID-19 Hospitalization Double For People With Cognitive Disorders

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A Tale Of Two Strategies: Genome-Wide Association Study Research On Major Depressive Disorder

Accumulating knowledge about the genetic factors associated with psychiatric illnesses, such as major depressive disorder (MDD), is an important goal …

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66% Of Addiction Treatment Provider Organizations Report Lower Revenue During COVID-19

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HHS No Longer Limiting Use Of Provider Relief Fund Payments For Covering Lost Revenue Due To COVID-19

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From 2000 Through 2018, Rural Suicide Rates Were Higher Than Urban Suicide Rates

From 2000 through 2018, rural suicide rates were higher than urban suicide rates. In rural areas, suicide rates rose by …

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Poverty, Incarceration & Unemployment Increase Risks Of COVID-19 Death

Socioeconomic vulnerability, such as poverty, incarceration, or unemployment, increases the risk of dying from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “Socioeconomic vulnerability” …

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Wisconsin Medicaid Will Suspend Rather Than Terminate Coverage For Incarcerated Members

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Number Of U.S. Deaths From March Through July 2020 Were 20% Above Expected; 67% From COVID-19

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Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act Signed To Strengthen Suicide Prevention

On October 17, 2020, United States Senate Bill 785, the federal Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019, was …

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PsychU Thanks Dr. Sloan Manning!

The PsychU Community thanks Dr. Sloan Manning for his contributions to improving mental health care. Dr. Manning is the founding …

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Health Care Consumers With Comorbid Behavioral Health Conditions Have Longer Inpatient Stays

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During Pandemic, The U.S. Monthly Poverty Rate Rose From 15% To 16.7%

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New Jersey Implementing Long-Term Care Reforms To Address Staffing, Wages & Spending On Direct Care

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Quality Assurance Initiatives In Psychiatric Pharmacy

In this presentation, Melissa Mitchell, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, BCGP and Andrew Williams, PharmD, BCPP, BCGP address administrative, regulatory, and clinical …

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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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COVID-19: Perspectives Of The Health Care Provider As The Patient

In this webinar, Sloan Manning, MD, PsychU Primary Care Provider Section Advisor, and Alan “Tony” Amberg, MS, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, …

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When You Think Strategy, Think Affordability & Cost

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40% Of Health Care Workers Who Test Positive For COVID-19 Show No Symptoms At Diagnosis; Nurses Are 58% Of Those Who Test Positive

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New California Law Defines Behavioral Health Medical Necessity For Health Plans

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Primary Care Patterns During COVID-19—Fewer Visits, More Virtual

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The Future Of Health Care & Leveraging Technology

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Tracking Pathophysiological Processes In Alzheimer’s Disease: An Updated Hypothetical Model Of Dynamic Biomarkers

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Temporal and sequential pattern of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) biomarkers presents a framework for in-vivo staging of disease progression.
Accumulated evidence …

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The Neuropsychiatric Inventory: Development & Applications

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The Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI) is a reliable tool developed to capture a large scope of neuropsychiatric symptoms.
NPI’s utility and …

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Public Awareness Of Mental Health First Aid & Perception Of Community Pharmacists As Mental Health First Aid Providers

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Pivoting From Reactive To Proactive Innovation

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21 Medicare Advantage Plans Earn 5 Stars In Latest CMS Release Of Star Ratings

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Growth Is A Mission Mandate

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Medicaid & CHIP Enrollment Grew By 4 Million In The February To June Pandemic Period

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Prevalence Of Behavioral Health Conditions Has Increased Four-Fold During Pandemic

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United Providers Of Health Awarded $7 Million North Carolina Contract For Preventive Care & Supports For Targeted Communities

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Behavioral Health Utilization Dropped 41% Between March & May 2020 Among New York City Residents With Serious Mental Illness

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Individuals With Psychiatric Disorders At Elevated Risk Of COVID-19 Death

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Pennsylvania Governor Unveils Plans For Comprehensive Whole-Person Health Reform; Focus On Affordability, Access & Value

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Exploring Wellness Strategies In Mental Health 

In this presentation, the objectives are to:

Review the immune system and understand how it affects physical and mental health
Share wellness …

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Mixicity In Depression: What Is It? & Why Is It Important For My Practice?

In this presentation, the objectives are to:

Review the history of mixed states in depression, focusing on conceptualization, phenomenology, and diagnostic …

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Considerations For Patients Receiving Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Stigma In Mental Health

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61.2 Million People Age 12 & Older Had Behavioral Health Disorders In 2019, Up 5.9% During 2018

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Practice + Payments: An Art Or Science?

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Judge Denies Class Status For ICE Detainees Concerned About COVID-19 Infection

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Washington Medicaid Established An ‘Early Warning System’ To Monitor Transition To Behavioral Health Integration

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United Airlines To Offer COVID-19 Testing, Starting From San Francisco To Hawaii Routes

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Consumers Who Scheduled Primary Care Appointments Through An Online Portal Were More Likely To Maintain Continuity Of Care

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DOL Issues Revised Families First Coronavirus Response Act Regulations

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Value-Based Reimbursement In The Next Normal

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Managing Mental Health During & In The Aftermath Of A Pandemic: Positive Changes From The Current Epidemic

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Making High-Performing Culture Happen

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Medicaid Enrollment Decreased From 20.5% In 2018 To 19.8% In 2019

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Medicare To Expand Non-Emergency Ambulance Prior Authorization Model Nationwide

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Medicaid Money Follows The Person Demonstration Programs Transitioned More Than 100,000 People To Community Living Between 2008 & 2019

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Florida Eliminating ‘Low Priority’ Consumers From Medicaid Long-Term Care Waitlist, Cutting List from 59,259 to 1,562

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Mental Health & Metabolic Wellness Series: Focus On Weight & Obesity

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November Is National Family Caregivers Month

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Supporting Strong Mental Health: Interviews with Mental Health Experts During COVID-19 Pandemic (Part 3)

In this first series of the Building Mental Resiliency video series, we share a Q&A on mental health during the …

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Supporting Strong Mental Health: Interviews with Mental Health Experts During COVID-19 Pandemic (Part 2)

In this first series of the Building Mental Resiliency video series, we share a Q&A on mental health during the …

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Supporting Strong Mental Health: Interviews with Mental Health Experts During COVID-19 Pandemic (Part 1)

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to both our physical and mental wellbeing and we must all navigate new …

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Health Care Professionals With High Socially At-Risk Caseloads Received Reduced MIPS Performance Scores

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Antipsychotic Treatment Options In Schizophrenia

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

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Considerations For Patients Receiving Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics During COVID-19

In this presentation, René Kahn, MD, PhD, PsychU Schizophrenia Section Advisor, discusses the impact of COVID-19 on long-acting injectable (LAI) …

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CDC Releases Interim Guidance On Rapid Antigen Testing For COVID-19

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Individuals Initiated On LAIs For Schizophrenia Had Fewer Hospitalizations & Emergency Room Visits, Better Medication Adherence

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62% Of U.S. Physicians Report Pay Cuts Due To COVID-19

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The Relationship Of Cognitive Deficits With Mental & Physical Quality Of Life In Major Depression

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a prevalent, disabling mood disorder with clinical features including cognitive dysfunction, social impairments, and physical …

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The Digital First Era

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Unpaid Family Caregivers Are 26% More Likely To Have Conditions That Result In Poorer Health

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Focusing On The Non-Health Factors Of Health

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The Primary Care Strategy Question

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Clinical Professionals Affiliated With Health Systems Have Higher MIPS Scores

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COVID-19 Testing Rates Highest In Massachusetts; Lowest In Florida, Mississippi, & Arizona

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Technology Update: Impacts On Treatment

Technology’s impact on mental health care service delivery is often lauded, but what’s the evidence thus far? Artificial intelligence, machine …

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Post-COVID-19 Pandemic: Behavioral Health Providers Declare Telemedicine Is Here To Stay

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Telehealth Payments: What’s Keeping You Up At Night?

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What You Should Be Thinking About Now

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HHS Expands Eligibility For The Phase 2 Medicaid & CHIP Provider Relief Funding—Only 4% Of Eligible Organizations Applied Previously

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Rules For Post-Pandemic Care Transformation

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Newport Mental Health Expands Youth & Family Services

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Half Of Italian COVID-19 Survivors Had Subsequent Psychiatric Disorders

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Accreditation For Competitive Advantage In A Crowded Marketplace

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More Than One Third Of Older Adults Will Struggle With Video-Call Telehealth Visits

Two separate studies corroborate that over a third of older adults will struggle with telehealth visits if they require the …

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Veteran’s Affairs Partners With OnStar To Bring Suicide Prevention Services To Veterans

On August 17, 2020, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a partnership with OnStar’s emergency services to improve …

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Federal Judge Strikes Down DOL Restrictions On Which Workers Can Access The Federal COVID-19 Paid Leave Program

On August 2, 2020, a federal judge struck down Department of Labor (DOL) restrictions on whether health care employees are …

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Brigham & Women’s To Pilot New Program With Mental Health Startup To Use AI To Track Providers’ Stress

Brigham and Women’s Hospital has tapped mental health startup Rose to help support clinicians’ mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. During …

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Nearly 41% Of Americans Experiencing Mental Health Symptoms During The COVID-19 Pandemic

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Two National Child Welfare-Focused Organizations, Alliance For Strong Families & Communities & The Council On Accreditation, Announce Merger Plans

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Alternative Payment Methods For Behavioral Health Associated With Lower Utilization & Spending

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Treatment At Specialty Behavioral Health Clinics Reduced Psychiatric Inpatient Admission

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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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Lipid Disorders & Major Depressive Disorder: Case Study

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Mental Illness Microaggressions Scale – Perpetrator Version (MIMS-P)

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Technology In Mental Health Care: Summary Of Clinical Opinions & Expert Considerations

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Back To The Future: The Opportunities In Health Care At Home

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NHS England Preparing For Surge In Referrals For Mental Health Talk Therapy

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Utilization Of Telehealth In Substance Use Disorder: A Companion Piece From Substance Use & The Novel Coronavirus Pandemic: A Conversation With Experts Webinar

In this companion piece to the PsychU April 23, 2020 webinar, “Substance Use & The Novel Coronavirus Pandemic: A Conversation …

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Telehealth May Be As Effective As In-Person Visits For Maintaining MAT For People In Addiction Treatment

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Arkansas To Add 700 Slots To I/DD Community & Employment Supports Waiver

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COVID, Rationing, & Consumers With Disabilities: Where Are We?

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Treating Individuals With Substance Abuse: A Companion Piece From Substance Use & The Novel Coronavirus Pandemic: A Conversation With Experts Webinar

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Strategies For Self-Care: A Companion Piece From Substance Use & The Novel Coronavirus Pandemic: A Conversation With Experts Webinar

In this companion piece to the PsychU April 23, 2020 webinar, “Substance Use & The Novel Coronavirus Pandemic: A Conversation …

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Positive COVID-19 Test Required To Merit Medicare 20% Hospital Payment Boost

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Just What The Doctor Ordered—With A Dose Of Technology

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Understanding Longitudinal Post-Traumatic Stress After Pregnancy Loss

Early unplanned pregnancy loss is common. Between 10% and 20% of pregnancies end in miscarriage—that is, the loss of a …

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78% Of Psychiatrists Had Symptoms Of Burnout In 2018

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Neuroimmunology Of Schizophrenia

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Neurodevelopment Of Schizophrenia

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Genetics Of Schizophrenia

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Neuroendocrinology

Data comparing hormone levels and the development of schizophrenia suggest there may be both neuroprotective and risk factors associated with …

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Neuroanatomical Alterations In Schizophrenia

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Neuroinflammation & Neuroprotection In Schizophrenia

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Pharmacist Perspective of PsychU: Interview With Megan Ehret, PharmD, MS, BCPP

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After A Natural Disaster Or Tragedy: Role Of Media On Mental Health During COVID-19

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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After A Natural Disaster Or Tragedy: Role Of Media On Mental Health After Disasters Between 9/11 & COVID-19

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After A Natural Disaster Or Tragedy: The Positive Role Of Media During COVID-19

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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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Integration Of Behavioral Health Care & Primary Health Care: The Past, The Present & The Future

The integration of behavioral health care into primary care is one approach to bridging the care continuum and increasing access …

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Vaccines & Vaccine Development (Part 3 Of 3-Part Viruses, Vaccines & Inflammation: Neurological Perspectives Series)

Adaptive immune responses and/or effective vaccines are required to safeguard mankind from many viruses that rely on a human host …

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Recovery From Early Psychosis Program (REPP) Series: Early Intervention For A Better Future

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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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Digital Technologies For Major Depressive Disorder: Follow-Up Discussion On The Use Of Digital Tools During The COVID-19 Pandemic

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Digital Technologies For Major Depressive Disorder

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Future of Health Care Beyond 2020 Series: Interview With Kathy Day, MPA, BA, AA

In this interview, Kathy Day, MPA, BA, AA, PsychU Patient and Caregiver Section Advisor, discusses the future of health care …

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Importance Of Adherence To Outcomes In Schizophrenia & Bipolar Disorder

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

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Collaborative Care In Mental Health

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Major Depressive Disorder In Chronic Kidney Disease

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Measuring Outcome In The Treatment Of Depression: Why You Should Do It & How You Can Do It A Focus On Measurement-Based Care

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Do Inflammation & Metabolic Disturbances Metastasize To The Brain? Implications For Disease Modeling & Novel Approaches In Psychiatry Part 1 Of 2

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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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PANSS-6: A Tool For Measure-Based Care In Schizophrenia

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Effects Of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor & C-Reactive Protein On Cognitive Impairment In Schizophrenia: Existing Evidence

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Managing A Pandemic: A Pharmacist’s Perspective

In this presentation, Melissa Mitchell, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, BCGP, Residency Program Director, Riverside University Health System; Andrew Williams, PharmD, BCPP, …

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Important Findings About Suicide Risk & Eating Disorders

Individuals with eating disorders are at increased risk of suicide, compared with the general population. Some 20% of deaths among …

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The Impact Of COVID-19 On Individuals With PTSD: An Interview With Dr. Harry Croft

In this webinar, psychiatrist Harry Croft discusses with Medical Science Liaison, Nichole Neugebauer, how post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has increased …

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Alcohol Fact Sheet

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The Impact Of Social Media & Technology On Suicidality

Now more than ever, social media has become something that many of us rely on for engagement with others. In …

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How Can A Passing Stranger Intervene To Prevent A Suicide In A Public Place?

Every year, there are approximately 6,000 suicide deaths in the United Kingdom. Up to one-third of these occur in public …

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A Vicious Circle: Suicidality & Stigma

The irony is painful: Suicidal behavior is highly stigmatized, but stigma itself may increase suicidality. The complex, reciprocal relationship between …

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COVID-19 Non-Physical Symptoms: The Effects On Anxiety, Depression & Mental Well-Being

In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak to be a global pandemic. As of April …

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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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How The U.S.’s Largest Safety-Net System Is Using Telehealth To Maintain Patient Care During COVID-19

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Comorbid Personality Disorder: A Diagnosis For Diminished Care

Introduction
Anxiety disorders and depression are ranked as the first- and second-most common mental disorders, respectively. Both are common comorbidities in …

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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 …

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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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Mindfulness Meditation In Mental Health

Over the last few decades, mindfulness meditation has increased in popularity. In this presentation, Elizabeth DiNapoli, PhD, Medical Science Liaison, …

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Psychological Distress Greater In 2020 Compared With 2018

A survey conducted between April 7 and April 13, 2020, revealed significantly greater rates of psychological distress compared with 2018 …

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Fact Sheet: Measurement Based Care (MBC) In Mental Health

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The EARLY Clinic Program: Treating First-Episode Psychosis

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Maternal Mood & Anxiety Disorders

This podcast features Dr. Lisa Weinstock, a reproductive and perinatal psychiatrist, discussing mood and anxiety disorders during pregnancy and in …

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Population Density & Genetic Risk For Schizophrenia

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Examining The Relationship Between Psychotic Experiences & Suicidal Behaviors

Introduction
Over the last 20 years, researchers have extensively delved into psychotic experiences in the general population. While these hallucinatory experiences …

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Psychological First Aid By Nurses, For Nurses: A Conversation With Alan “Tony” Amberg: Companion Video 1

In this first of two companion videos to the popular webinar entitled “Psychological First Aid By Nurses, For Nurses: A …

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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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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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Mental Health Education: A Discussion With A Psychiatrist

This podcast features Madhukar Trivedi, MD, and Kim Lonergan, RN, MSN, discussing mental health education around the globe. Their conversation …

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

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Factors Associated With Violent Suicide Attempts In Patients With Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder has been categorized as one of the top 10 most disabling conditions in the world, and among those …

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Tips For Protecting Community Pharmacists & Pharmacy Staff From COVID-19

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Protecting Yourself, Your Patients & Your Family

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Managing Suspected Cases of COVID-19 In Ambulatory Care & Community Pharmacy Settings

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

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Population Health: Clinical & Administrative Implications

Optimizing both population health and individual patient care will require major changes in how health care is delivered, starting with …

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The Implications Of COVID-19 For Mental Health & Substance Use

The following is a summary of Panchal N., et al. The Implications of COVID-19 for Mental Health and Substance Use. …

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Best Practice Spotlight: Psychiatric Long-Acting Injectable Clinic

The following is a summary of Moses, Danielle and Lucido, Antonio; Best Practice Spotlight: Psychiatric Long-Acting Injectable Clinic, Missouri Society …

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Getting To Whole Person Addiction Treatment

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Making Your Clinical Programs VBR-Ready

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Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing is a counseling style intended to strengthen reasons for behavioral change by eliciting a client’s motivations for change …

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Cannabidiol Reduces Cue-Induced Craving & Anxiety In Heroin Use Disorder

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Interacting With First Responders Webinar: Follow-Up Q&A Podcast

Elizabeth DiNapoli sits down with Kathy Day to respond to unanswered questions from PsychU’s Interacting with First Responders webinar. Their …

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Bipolar Section Advisor Perspective On The COVID-19 Pandemic An Interview With Dr. Joseph Goldberg

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14% Of Physicians Used Telemedicine Video Visits Weekly Pre-COVID-19

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Pennsylvania Clinical Network Signs Value-Based Contract With Aetna Medicare Advantage Plan

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Privacy & Security Considerations During The Pandemic

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Psych Hub Launches COVID-19 Mental Health Resources With Industry, Government & Advocacy Groups

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51% Of North Carolina Adults At Higher Risk For Severe COVID-19 Illness Due To Age Or Underlying Health Condition

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Veterans Health Administration Invests In Veterans By Investing In Integration

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Could NMR-Spectroscopy Eventually Supplement Differential Diagnosis Decisions?

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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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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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The Important Role Of Community Pharmacist In COVID-19 Testing

In this interview, Dr. Steven Chen, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP, FNAP discusses how community pharmacists can play a major role in …

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Humana & National Quality Forum Say New Value-Based Payment Models Should Include Social Risks

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Los Angeles County COVID-19 Antibody Testing Finds Prevalence Rate At Least 28 Times Higher Than Confirmed Cases

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Impact Of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) On Mental Health Of Children

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on children across the nation due to school closures and other factors. Many …

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Can Video-Enabled Tablets Increase Mental Health Care Access For Veterans?

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Integrating Behavioral Care At A Nurse-Led Clinic: An Interview With Kent Alford

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An Interview With Becky Stoll Of Centerstone: Safeguarding Health & Well-Being In A Time Of Crisis

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

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A Caregiver’s Perspective On Mental Health During Coronavirus Pandemic

As a caregiver, Kathy Day explains how her family member with schizophrenia is adjusting to life during the coronavirus pandemic. …

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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 Importance Of First Episode Psychosis Programs

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8% Of Those Who Had Mild COVID-19 Developed No Detectable Antibodies

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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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Bipolar Disorder’s Impact On Patients & Clinicians During COVID-19

Dr. Terence Ketter shares his thoughts on treating patients with bipolar disorder during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Ketter explains what …

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40 Days Of Mindfulness Meditation Creates Structural Brain Changes

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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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Violence & the Mentally Ill: Stigma’s Toll

The link between violence and the mentally ill is demonstrably weak, yet from public discourse you would hardly know that …

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Managing Mental Health During & In The Aftermath Of A Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has exerted significant effects on mental health. The prescription of anti-anxiety and antidepressant medications has increased, as …

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

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

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Two Distinct Subtypes Of Schizophrenia Discovered

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Are Interventions For Reducing Stigma Toward People With Severe Mental Illness Effective?

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Impulsivity Under Crisis: COVID-19’s Impact On Those With Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Or Binge Eating Disorder

In this interview, Dr. Jon Grant discusses the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on individuals with impulse control disorders, more …

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Perspectives From The COVID-19 US Epicenter With Dr. René Kahn, Schizophrenia Section Advisor

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The Role Of Nurses In Reducing Stigma Associated With Mental Health Conditions

Nurses are uniquely qualified to educate and inform others, provide support, and take specific action to reduce stigmatizing practices and …

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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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The Public’s Mental Health Burden During COVID-19: Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Depressive Symptoms, & Sleep Quality

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Stigma In Borderline Personality Disorder & Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Compared With Bipolar Disorder

Internalized stigma is a significant problem for many with mental illness. It wears at self-esteem, tears at self-confidence. It is …

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Coping With Stigma: Does A Targeted Intervention Help?

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Does Targeting Stigma Improve Quality Of Life For Individuals With Schizophrenia Or Major Depression?

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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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Fighting Loneliness In Social Distancing: A Conversation With Dr. Gaurava Agarwal

PsychU has invited Dr. Gaurava Agarwal to share his expertise about how individuals can fight the sense of isolation and …

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PsychU: Perspectives & Evolution

Listen in as Jon Grant, MD, JD, shares his thoughts with Rachel Self, PhD, MS, about PsychU and its particular …

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Overcoming Stigma In Mental Health

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Balancing Act: Preventing Burnout & Establishing Wellness For Health Care Professionals

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Does Stigma In First-Episode Psychosis Impact Outcomes?

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People With Chronic Pain Using Medical Cannabis Reduced Opioid Use Despite No Changes In Pain Scores

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Mental Health & COVID-19: Managed Care Perspective

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Humana Medicare Advantage Plans To Pay Providers To Address Social Determinants Of Health

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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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Balancing Act: Preventing Burnout For Health Care Professionals During The Coronavirus Pandemic & Times Of Crisis

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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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Meeting The Treatment Team Transitioning From Primary Care To Psychiatry

When primary care providers recommend mental health treatment, patients can feel apprehensive and flustered. Health care providers are asked questions …

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A Picture Of Opioid Use & Dependence Worldwide

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Spry Health Launches Loop Signal Remote Monitoring Service To Reduce Avoidable Emergency Department Visits By People At-Risk, Confirmed, Or Suspected For COVID-19

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Substance Use & The Novel Coronavirus Pandemic: A Conversation With The Experts

The COVID-19 crisis may be having a profound impact on the mental health of individuals worldwide. For those living with …

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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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Digital Tools For Mental Health

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Telepsychiatry: Implementation & Best Practices

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Perspectives Of A Caregiver: Suicide & Safety Questions

This podcast highlights Kathy Day’s experience as a caregiver to her relative with mental illness. Ms. Day answers questions relating …

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Stigma’s Impact In Prison & After Release On Individuals With Mental Illness

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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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Making Sense Of Uncertainty: A Discussion With New York City Metro Area Clinicians & A Peer Specialist On The Impact of COVID-19 On Psychiatry From The U.S. Epicenter

New York State is at the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, with more confirmed cases than …

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Implementing Technology Into The Management Of Patients With Mental Health Disorders: Resources

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Disclosing To Others Fact Sheet

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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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San Francisco Reports 16% Rise In Overdose Deaths Between 2017 & 2018

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Most Health Centers Use Telepsychiatry As An Adjunct To In-Person Care

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Resident’s Corner Challenge, Dr. Caitlin Wise

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Perspectives Of A Caregiver: Navigating Legal & Financial Hurdles

This podcast highlights Kathy Day’s experience as a caregiver for a relative with serious mental illness. Ms. Day answers questions …

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Patient & Family Guide To The CANMAT & ISBD Guidelines On The Management Of Bipolar Disorder

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Telemedicine In The Treatment Of Substance Use Disorder: Clinical & Payer Implications

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Telemedicine In The Treatment Of Substance Use Disorder

Some 21 million people in the United States have a substance use disorder (SUD) related to their use of alcohol, …

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Oregon Launches Family Connects Program To Improve Infant & Maternal Health

On February 13, 2020, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) launched Family Connects to offer universal home visiting services to all …

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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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Mixicity In Depression

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Mindfulness In The Treatment Of PTSD

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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 …

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Mental Health Awareness Month 2020 Toolkit

Throughout May each year, we celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month (MHAM). Since 1949, Mental Health America (MHA) has been leading …

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World Bipolar Day 2020

Dr. Terence Ketter discusses World Bipolar Day and its theme for 2020, stigma. World Bipolar Day emphasizes the international diversity …

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Impact Of Novel Coronavirus Pandemic On Mental Health

The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t affecting physical health only; it has an impact on mental health as well. In this webinar, Paul …

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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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Psychoneuroimmunology: Mood Disorders Part 2 In PNI Series

Drs. Rachel Self, Carolyn Tyler, and Heather Davidson provide an understanding of the immune system and neuroinflammation and their impact …

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Trends In Mental Health Treatment & Psychological Distress: How Related?

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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 …

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Integrating Behavioral Care At A Nurse-Led Clinic

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Predicting Psychiatric Readmissions For Individuals Living With Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) affects roughly 1% of the general population. Individuals living with this condition experience common symptomology with …

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Ask The Peer Support Specialist: Self-Medication & Substance Abuse

In this interview, Dwayne Mayes sits down with PsychU to explain why individuals may engage in self-medication and substance abuse, …

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Metacognition: How Does It Differ In Individuals Living With Bipolar Disorder & How Does It Affect Their Cognition?

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Treatment Challenges Of Impulse Control Behavioral Disorders

Dr. Jon Grant discusses the greatest challenges for clinicians treating impulse control behaviors and provides an insight into future treatment …

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Caregiver Wellness & Self-Care

Renée Cavallaro, a licensed clinical social worker, explains wellness and self-care, as well as why both are important for caregivers. …

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Texas HHS Expands Pilot Program To Provide Resources For Opioid Overdose Survivors

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App-Supported Smartphone Interventions for Mental Health Problems

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Northwestern University Recovery From Early Episode Psychosis Program (REPP)

Morris Goldman, MD, Stacy Prokopios, LCSW, and Lauren Walker, OTR/L, provide an overview of the Recovery from Early Episode Psychosis …

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Utilizing PsychU As A Resident

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Research Links Psychotic Disorders With Increased Age-Related Cognitive Impairment

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Substance Abuse, Mental Illness The Largest Predictors Of Frequent ED Use

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) OF 2010 was the largest expansion of health services in the United States in more …

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Mobile Apps For Mental Healthcare: Potential Benefits & Guidelines

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Digital Health Sensors For Mental Healthcare: Potential Benefits & Guidelines

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2% Of Eligible Clinical Professionals Participating In MIPS In 2018 Received A Negative Rate Adjustment

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Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics (LAIs) Fact Sheet

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Medication Adherence Technology For Mental Healthcare: Potential Benefits & Guidelines

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Telepsychiatry In Mental Healthcare: Potential Benefits & Guidelines

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The CHOICE–D Patient & Family Guide To Depression Treatment

The information in this guide is drawn from The Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT) 2016 Clinical Guidelines …

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Clinical Decision Support System For Mental Healthcare: Potential Benefits & Guidelines

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Digital Assessments & Interventions 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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Optimizing Clinical & Mental Health Provider Performance

Mental health providers may detect a small portion of their patients who experience increased symptom severity.1 Implementing symptom-rating scales to …

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

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More Than A Third Of People Who Completed Abstinence-Based Addiction Treatment Remained Abstinent For Six Months

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Managing Metabolic Side Effects With Combination Therapy: Antipsychotics & Antidepressants

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Follow-Up Q&A With Dr. Sloan Manning & Paul Gionfriddo– Giving Mental Illness A Voice: Patient Perspectives On Self-Disclosure & Stigma

During this follow-up podcast, Dr. Sloan Manning and Paul Gionfriddo respond to additional questions from their May 23, 2019 webinar, …

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Can A Smartphone App Be Used To Identify Behavior Trends For A Clinical Study Of Youth?

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Qualifacts Partners With Los Angeles’ VIP Community Mental Health Center To Deliver EHR Services

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Primary Care Trends In Behavioral Health

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Factors Influencing Who Benefits From Cognitive Remediation Therapy

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Interacting With First Responders

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How Do Bipolar Disorder Type I & Type II Differ?

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Foundations & Future Plans For Precision Medicine In The Treatment Of GAD

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Perspectives Of A Caregiver: Caregiver Wellness Questions

This podcast highlights Kathy Day’s experience as a caregiver to her relative with mental illness. Ms. Day answers questions pertaining …

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Q&A: When An Eating Disorder Resolves, What Happens With Its Behavioral Comorbidities?

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Understanding & Managing Combat-Related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Dr. Croft provides insight into civilian medical and mental health service providers treating veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Dr. …

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Perspectives Of A Caregiver: Navigating Employment & Housing

This podcast highlights Kathy Day’s experience as a caregiver for a relative with serious mental illness. Ms. Day answers questions …

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Painting A Broader Picture: Cognitive Remediation As A Nonpharmacologic Option For Treating Secondary Symptom Targets In Schizophrenia

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Types Of Mental Health Professionals Fact Sheet

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Innovations In Mental Health Service Delivery & Implications For Providers

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

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Dane County, Wisconsin To Launch Universal Access Resource Call Center For Behavioral Health

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Depression Affects One-Third Of People With Lung Cancer

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Perspectives Of A Caregiver: Digital Health Questions

This podcast highlights Kathy Day’s experience as a caregiver for a relative with serious mental illness. Ms. Day offers her …

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Telemedicine Provision: One State As A Case Study

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Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Is A Cost-Effective Intervention For Soldiers At-Risk Of Suicide

Brief cognitive behavioral therapy (BCBT) is a cost-effective intervention for active-duty soldiers who are at risk of suicide. Using the …

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Perspectives Of A Caregiver: Stigma & Mental Health Awareness Questions

This podcast highlights Kathy Day’s experience as a caregiver to her relative with mental illness. Ms. Day answers questions concerning …

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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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Daily Cannabis Use Results In 50% Lower Odds Of Using Illicit Opioids Among Those With Chronic Pain

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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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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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Nine States Had Obesity Rates Of More Than 35% In 2018

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Depression Accounted For 44% Of 2018 Pennsylvania Mental Disorder Hospital Stays

In 2018, depression accounted for 44% of hospital stays for mental health issues in Pennsylvania. This was followed by schizophrenia …

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Medicare Enrolling Opioid Treatment Programs For New Bundled Payment Program

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Telehealth User Satisfaction Is High

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Absence of Major Depression & Substance Use Disorder More Likely After Recovery From Eating Disorder

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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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Major Depressive Disorder In Chronic Kidney Disease

Major Depressive Disorder affects more than 260 million people worldwide1. The reported prevalence of depression in patients with Chronic Kidney …

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Substance Use Disorder Raises Risk Of Death After Valve Surgery For Heart Infection

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Unsheltered Homeless Far More Likely To Report Significant Health Concerns Than Sheltered Homeless

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Cognitive Remediation: What Is the Impact of Peer Interaction?

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Individuals With Diabetes & Behavioral Health Disorders Have Higher Risk Of Long-Term Medical Complications

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MHA 2019 Mind The Workplace Report

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Medicaid Beneficiaries With Schizophrenia Had 50% To 92% Higher Health Care Utilization Rates

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Nearly One-Third Of Veterans With Schizophrenia Received No Antipsychotic Medication During The 12 Months Following Diagnosis

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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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Terence Ketter – What Does PsychU Mean To You?

During this interview, Terence Ketter explains what PsychU means to him and its impact on the mental health community.

Terence Ketter, …

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Technology & Mental Health: Defining The Current Landscape

In 2018, approximately 43% of patients with mental illness received clinical treatment.1 Technological advances in mental health are expanding access …

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James T. Kenney – What Does PsychU Mean To You?

During this interview, James T. Kenney, explains what PsychU means to him and how it can impact patients and health …

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Popular Mobile Games Can Be Used To Detect Signs Of Cognitive Decline

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Sloan Manning – What Does PsychU Mean To You?

During this interview, Sloan Manning explains what PsychU means to him and how mental health professionals can collaborate with each …

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CPAP Provides Relief From Depression

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Half Of Psychiatrists Believe AI Will Have Little Influence On Psychiatry

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Positive Childhood Experiences Linked To Lower Likelihood Of Adult Depression & Poor Mental Health

People who reported more positive childhood experiences such as supportive family interactions, caring relationships with friends, and connections in the …

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Monica Oss – What Does PsychU Mean To You?

During this interview, Monica Oss explains what PsychU means to her and how mental health professionals can collaborate with each …

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René Kahn – What Does PsychU Mean To You?

During this interview, René Kahn explains what PsychU means to him and how psychiatrists can learn and interact with each …

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Madhukar Trivedi – What Does PsychU Mean To You?

During this interview, Madhukar Trivedi explains what PsychU means to him.

Madhukar Trivedi, MD, is the Major Depressive Disorder Section Advisor …

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FDA Finalizes That Fitness Apps, EHRs Are Outside Regulatory Scope For Medical Devices

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Anxiety In Major Depressive Disorder

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Navigating The Digital Era: Social Media & Mental Health

Problematic use of social media is positively correlated with various psychological attachments.1 Dr. Brian A. Primack discusses his national study …

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Surinder Singh – What Does PsychU Mean To You?

During this interview, Surinder Singh explains what PsychU means to him and how mental health professionals can collaborate with each …

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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 …

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Veteran Suicide Rate At 1.5 Times That For Non-Veteran Adults

In 2017, the rate of veteran suicide was 1.5 times that for non-veteran adults, after adjusting for age and sex. …

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Reza Moghadam – What Does PsychU Mean To You?

During this interview, Reza Moghadam explains what PsychU means to him and its impact on the mental health community.

Reza Moghadam, …

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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 …

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Marla Moses – What Does PsychU Mean To You?

During this interview, Marla Moses explains what PsychU means to her and how it impacts patients and health care professionals.

Marla …

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Psychiatric Medication Group Best Practice For Pharmacists

This podcast highlights pharmacist-run medication group sessions for patients with mental illness. Drs. Melissa Mitchell and Andrew Williams share their …

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Health Care Alliance Announces Value-Based Pilots For Addiction Recovery

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Home-Based Mental Health Evaluation (HOME) Program Raised Veteran Post-Psychiatric Discharge Engagement Rates By 33%

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AMA 2020 CPT Code Update Includes Six New Digital Health Codes

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UCHealth In Colorado To Invest $100 Million In Behavioral Health Services

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Walmart Opens New Comprehensive Primary Care Retail Clinic Called ‘Walmart Health’ In Georgia

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Suicide Awareness & Prevention

Dr. Nicole Meade discusses suicide awareness and prevention, a topic that is extremely important to our community. Dr. Meade examines …

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Adults Treated For Chronic Pain Are 14% Of The Population & Account For Half Of Opioid Prescriptions

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FCC Recommends Designating ‘988’ For National Suicide Prevention Hotline

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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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UnitedHealth To Provide Network Physicians With Real-Time Data

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One-Third Of Physicians Fail To Identify Consumer Chronic Condition Priorities

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Average Age-Adjusted Death Rates Vary Widely By State

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Virtual Physical Rehabilitation Is As Effective As In-Person Services

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AMA Startup To Launch Medicare Advantage Plan ‘Zing Health’

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Flagler Health+ Partners With Optima Curis To Launch ‘Virtual Health Village’

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Arkansas DHS Selects Arkansas Foundation For Medical Care To Operate Behavioral Health Help Line

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Depression More Than Doubles Risk Of Emergency Care Use In COPD

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Meet The Treatment Team: Physician Assistant

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A Clinical Discussion Of Mixed States In Bipolar Disorder

Mixed states in Bipolar Depression entail simultaneous occurrence of both manic and depressive symptoms.1 In the fifth edition of the …

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Parental Incarceration Associated With Higher Incidence Of Young Adult Psychiatric Problems & Poor Functional Outcomes

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Opioid Misuse Down 11% From 2017 To 2018

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The Interplay Between The Gut Microbiome, Inflammation, Reproductive Hormones, & Mood Disorders

The role of immunity has evolved alongside human development.1 Society has shifted from a transient, hunter-gatherer lifestyle to stagnant, modern-day …

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SAMHSA Proposes Changes To Addiction Treatment Privacy Rules

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SNF Nurse Practitioner-Led Medication Reconciliation Reduces Hospital Readmissions By 29.7%

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CMS Approves Delaware Medicaid Waiver To Use IMDs For Addiction Treatment

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Suicide Stratification Risk Models & The Role Of Pharmacists In Suicide Education & Prevention

Traditionally, pharmacists provide medication education and monitor side effects of patients. In a recent study exploring pharmacist comfort in the …

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About 10% Of Consumers Have Used Telehealth In Place Of An In-Person Visit

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California Medicaid To Pay For Trauma Screenings Beginning January 1, 2020

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States’ Programs To Offset Long-Term Care Costs Need To Address Direct Care Workforce Issues

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Coming Up With The Next Big Thing

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Medicare To Add Opioid Addiction Treatment As Telehealth Service

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Preventing Suicide in the Clinical Setting: Reasons for Hope

Worldwide, nearly 800,000 people die of suicide each year.1 In this webinar, effective suicide prevention strategies, such as placing a …

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Leveraging Mobile Applications For Mental Health

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Proposed Roles Of Modulating Norepinephrine In Psychiatric Illnesses

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Connecticut Mental Health Parity Law Opens Access For Medications To Treat Addiction

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62% Of Individuals With Employer-Based Insurance Have A Chronic Disease

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UNMC & Nebraska Medicine Launch Primary Care Consultation Program To Improve Statewide Behavioral Health Service Access

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CMS To No Longer Exclude Medicare ACOs From BPCI Advanced Savings

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So, How Will Facebook Handle Medical Misinformation?

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Over 40% Of Michigan Primary Care Clinics Will Not Provide Appointments For New Consumers Seeking Opioid Therapy For Chronic Pain

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47.6% Of Those With Brain Injury Report Depression; 41.2% Report Suicidal Thoughts

Approximately 47.6% of individuals with an acquired brain injury (ABI) report having depression. Moreover, about 41.2% report having thoughts of …

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

The most-used tool in health care for improving performance is the Healthcare Effectiveness Data Information Set (HEDIS®). HEDIS® asks how …

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Nevada Passes Justice Reinvestment Bill To Address Behavioral Health Needs & Reduce Recidivism

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Analysis Of Facebook Posts Better At Predicting Diabetes & Mental Health Problems Than Demographic Information

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Multiple Chronic Conditions Can Hasten Cognitive Decline

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PsychU Supporters: Cummings Institute – Doctor Of Behavioral Health Program

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12-Month Suicide Rate Following Psychiatric Discharge Is 2.41 Per 1,000 Discharges

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Heart Disease Was Leading Cause Of Death In 2017; Cause-Of-Death Rankings Remain Unchanged Since 2016

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An Update On Pharmacogenetics Testing In Psychiatry With Dr. Joseph Goldberg

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20% Of Medicare Emergency Department Claims For SNF Residents Indicate Potential Abuse Or Neglect

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Los Angeles Supervisors Fund Two-Year Lynwood Jail Pilot Program To Prepare Women For Outside Careers

On June 25, 2019, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a $2 million motion to pilot a jail-based …

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ACO Data Sharing For Care Coordination Is Incomplete

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Minnesota Medicaid To Expand Addiction Treatment Via CCBHCs & Short-Term Residential Treatment Benefit

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PsychU Bipolar Section Lead Introduction Sue McElroy

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Facebook To Limit Posts Promoting Medical Misinformation

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Smoking Fact Sheet

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Marijuana Fact Sheet

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Kentucky Expands Medicaid Addiction Treatment Benefits

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Supreme Court Rules Against CMS In Medicare DSH Payment Case

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Behavioral Health Stays Comprise Approximately 28% Of Inpatient Stays

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Virginia Legislative Audit Recommends More Time To Effectively Deploy STEP-VA Mental Health Initiative

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South Carolina Medicaid Seeks To Enact Work & Community Engagement Requirements

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Skilled Nursing Occupancy Hits Four-Quarter High Of 83.7%

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72% Of Health Care Executives Believe Their Organizations Have Capabilities To Support Increased Risk & Are Planning To Take On Additional Risk

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Presidential Order Requires Price Transparency For Hospital Services & Out-Of-Pocket Costs

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Follow Up Q&A With Dr. Rowland – The Role Of Glutamate In Mood Disorders & Schizophrenia

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PsychU Supporters: An Interview With Trinitas Regional Medical Center (TRMC)

We invite you to listen to our interview with James McCreath, Ph.D., LCSW, VP of Behavioral Health and Psychiatry at …

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Tackling Health Care Workforce Challenges In The United States: Trends In NP Utilization In Primary Care

Background & Purpose
There are continuing challenges in both the primary care and mental health workforce that bar individuals from receiving …

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PsychU Supporters: An Interview With Mental Health America (MHA)

Paul Gionfriddo, President and CEO of Mental Health America (MHA), sits down with PsychU to discuss the history and purpose …

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Nebraska Medicaid Demonstration To Allow Addiction Treatment In IMDs For More Than 15 Days

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Walmart Selects Covera Health As National Radiology Centers of Excellence

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Nursing Home Prices Rose Faster Than The Medical Inflation Rate, With The Lowest Rate In Texas

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Communicating With Loved Ones Living With Serious Mental Illness: A Caregiver Perspective

At least 8.4 million Americans provide care to an adult with an emotional or mental health issue.1 Caregivers have identified …

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Addressing Social Determinants: Impacting Health & Wellness Beyond Traditional Medicine (SDoH Series Part 1)

Social determinants of health (SDoH) – like socioeconomic status, education, neighborhood and physical environment, employment, social support networks, and access …

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Current Treatments & Challenges For Individuals With Opioid Use Disorder

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Follow Up Q&A With Dr. Murrough – The Role Of Glutamate In Mood Disorders & Schizophrenia

During this question and answer session, Dr. James Murrough responds to unanswered questions from the PsychU webinar, “The Role of …

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy For Psychosis: An Interview With Dr. Sally Riggs

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PsychU Supporters: An Interview With Kevin Einbinder DBSA

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is a non-profit organization providing support groups for people or families with depression …

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Mental Health America Minority Mental Health Month 2019 Toolkit

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PsychU Supporters: An Interview With The Center For Emotional Fitness

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Where Wellness & Prevention Fit In A Value-Based World

In a recent piece on strategies for making the transition to value-based contracting for executives of bed-based provider organizations, Moving …

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NAATP Releases Addiction Treatment Quality Assurance Resources

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Oregon Health Plan Members With Mental Illness 2.5 Times More Likely To Use The Emergency Department Than Other Members

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Behavioral & Social Issues Are Larger Contributors To Premature Death In U.S. Than Access To Medical Care

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Do You Have A SDH Screening Tool?

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Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics & How To Give An Intramuscular Injection

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Using Holistic Strategies To Improve Outcomes In Mood Disorders

Mood disorders are highly prevalent and a leading cause of disability in patients worldwide. Approved pharmacologic treatments are not adequate …

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Colorado Awards 7 Regional Behavioral Health Crisis Services Contracts To 4 Organizations

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Use Of Digital Health Activity Trackers Linked To Better Medication Adherence

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Telepsychiatry Improves Access To Mental Health Care In Rural Areas

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CMS Final Rule Codifies Existing Policy On Step Therapy For Part D Protected Drug Classes

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Hospitalization Following First Episode Of Psychosis More Likely With Treatment Delay, Medication Nonadherence & Substance Misuse

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28 Health Systems Participating In Medicaid Behavioral Health Transformation Project

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American Foundation For Suicide Prevention Project 2025

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Cognitive Function & Neuroprotection In Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia has a worldwide prevalence of approximately 1%.1 Individuals living with the disease often experience neurocognitive deficits, as well as …

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Joint Commission Standard Requires Behavioral Health Organizations to Use Valid Instrument To Track Progress During Treatment

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Overdose Deaths In California Prisons Up 160% In Four Years

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Median Of Two Recovery Attempts Needed To Resolve Significant Drug Or Alcohol Problem

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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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Speaking Out About Self-Disclosure & Stigma: An Interview With Caroline Harris, BS, MSW(c)

Individuals living with mental health diagnoses are often marginalized by society, and stigmatization and discrimination may form a barrier to …

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Opioid Use For Chronic Pain: Screening, Monitoring, & Interplay With Mental Health Conditions

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Recovery After Initial Schizophrenic Episode – Early Treatment Program (RAISE-ETP)

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The Neurobiology Of Endocannabinoids

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Revisiting Cognitive Deficits In Bipolar Disorder

Neurocognitive deficits are commonly experienced by individuals living with bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is known to affect attention, processing speed, …

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The Neurobiology Of Opioids

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PsychU Supporters: An Interview With The American Association Of Suicidology

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Corizon Health Expands Pilot Inmate Medication-Assisted Opioid Use Treatment Program

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Exercise Activates Memory Neural Networks In Older Adults

A study of cognitively healthy older adults showed that just one session of moderately intense exercise increased activation in the …

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Medicaid Expansion Results In Fewer Addiction-Related Deaths

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Federal Court Rules Maine County Jail Must Provide MAT Maintenance Treatment

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Screening Humana Medicare Advantage Members For Social Determinants Of Health Reduced ‘Unhealthy Days’ By 2.7%

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North Carolina DHHS & DPS Create Correctional Opioid Treatment Pilot

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World Health Organization Guidelines Recommend Conditional Use Of Digital Health Tools

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The Interplay Between Sleep & Physical Activity For Patients Living With Schizophrenia

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Different Response Patterns To TMS Treatment For Major Depression Suggest Possibility Of Individualized Treatments

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Resources & Provider Strategies To Address The U.S. Opioid Crisis

Where can clinicians find resources about opioid use disorder and evidence-based practices for opioid prescribing? What role can a primary …

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Over Half Of Clinical Professionals Unprepared To Provide Behavioral Health Screening & Brief Interventions

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Half Of People With Early Psychosis Symptoms May Not Have Schizophrenia

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Prevalence Of Treated Depression In The United States Rose 20% In 8 Years

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Introduction To Opioid Use Disorder

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Improving Awareness & Treatment Options For Our Community’s Patient Population

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Mental Health Awareness & Advocacy: Perspectives From Dr. Debra Wentz, President & CEO Of NJAMHAA

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The Continuing Challenge Of Stigma In Mental Health: An Interview With Kevin Einbinder, Vice President, Communications, Programs, & Chapter Relations at DBSA

Throughout the month of May each year, the health care community celebrates mental health awareness month. Hear from Kevin Einbinder …

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Celebrating 70 Years Of Mental Health Awareness With Paul Gionfriddo, President & CEO, MHA

Throughout the month of May each year, the health care community celebrates mental health awareness month. We sat down with …

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Pain Medication Questionnaire (PMQ)

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Mental Health Awareness: A Focus On Suicide & Stigma

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Rural Emergency Department Visits Increased 50+% Since 2005

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Opioid Clarity?

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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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PsychU Supporters: An Interview With NJAMHAA

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State Of The Science 2019: REMS & Other Hot Topics In Bipolar Disorder Treatment

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CDC Clarifies Opioid Prescribing Guidelines For Chronic Pain

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Can MULTI Impact More Than Physical Health Outcomes Among An Inpatient Population With SMI?

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MDD Lifetime Occurrence For Women: Retrospective Analysis Indicates Adverse Adolescent Experiences Involving Emotional Neglect A Risk Factor

Background & Purpose

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) indicates that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), also referred to …

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

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Behavioral & Physical Health Integration: Barriers & Best Practices

Integrated care isn’t a new concept. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, integrated care helps patients and providers …

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Benefits & Challenges Of Smartphone Use In Mental Health

Pew Research Center statistics indicate that 95% of Americans now own some type of cellphone, and that 77% are smartphones.1 …

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State Of The Science 2019: Advances In Understanding & Treating Schizophrenia

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Follow Up Q&A With Dr. Britton Ashley & Steven Stoner– Benefits & Challenges Of Smartphone Use In Mental Health

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Co-Occurring SUD: Prevalence & Treatment Among Our Community’s Patient Population

In April 2019 we asked the PsychU Community about their experience of co-occurring substance use disorders (SUD) within their patient …

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After A Natural Disaster Or Tragedy: Behavioral Health Response Immediately Following A Mass Shooting (Part 8 Of 9)

In this interview, Deborah Blalock describes the behavioral health services immediately provided following the mass shooting which occurred on June …

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After A Natural Disaster Or Tragedy: Long-Term Behavioral Health Services In Response To A Mass Shooting (Part 9 Of 9)

In this interview, Deborah Blalock describes the long-term behavioral health services being provided in her community, to the congregation and …

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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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Follow Up Q&A With Dr. Torrington – The Opioid Crisis: Perspectives From Addiction Specialists In Primary Care & Psychiatry

During this question and answer session, Dr. Matthew Torrington responds to unanswered questions from the PsychU webinar, “The Opioid Crisis: …

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

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Integrated Weight Loss & Mental Health Treatment Program Reduced Obesity & Depression

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Brief Risk Interview© (BRI)

The Brief Risk Interview© (BRI) was developed as a protocol to determine potential patient risk of violating a treatment agreement …

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Addressing The U.S. Opioid Epidemic: The Role Of The Primary Care Provider

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), every day more than 130 individuals within the United States die …

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Opioid-Related Emergency Department Visits By Older Adults Rose 217% Between 2006 & 2014

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Cut Down, Annoyed, Guilty, Eye-Opener (CAGE)

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CDC’s Opioid Guideline For Chronic Pain Often Misapplied

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Brief Risk Questionnaire© (BRQ)

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Colorado Adult Marijuana Use ‘In Past 30 Days’ Rose From 13.6% In 2016 To 15.5% In 2017

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The Art Of Clinical Assessment In Patients With Bipolar Disorder: Mock Interview

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Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D)

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Digital Interventions In Psychiatry: Part 2

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Humanizing Bipolar Disorder: An Interview With David Swain, MBA

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Mental Health Awareness Month 2019 Toolkit

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The Role Of Glutamate In Mood Disorders & Schizophrenia

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How Effective Is Passively Collected Mobility Data At Predicting Depressive Symptoms & Risk?

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Meet The Treatment Team: Peer Support Specialist

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Gender Differences In Depression

The prevalence of depressive disorders is higher in women than men. Why? Many factors are thought to contribute to the …

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Webinar Summary – Gender Differences In Depression

This summary was developed utilizing the full recorded presentation of this webinar. You can access the full sourcing, polling results, …

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RASP: A Self-Report Tool For Relapse Risk In Patients Living With Schizophrenia

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A Long Road To Travel: Evidentiary Support For Digital Interventions During Tertiary Care

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Resilience: How Nature & Nurture Shape Us

Why any given experience should induce one person to adapt, while another is edged toward a maladaptive stress response that …

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Brief Resilience Scale (BRS)

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Webinar Summary – Resilience: How Nature & Nurture Shape Us

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Caring For Carers: The Effects Of Psychoeducational Interventions For Caregivers

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Depression: From Molecule To Man

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Relapse Risk Assessment In Patients With Schizophrenia (RASP)

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Trauma Informed Care: Relevance In Primary Care & Mental Health Settings

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Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotic Screening, Utilization, & Effects: The RUHS Medical Center Case Study

Riverside University Health System (RUHS) is an academic, tertiary care medical center and county safety-net facility operating a 77 bed …

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Understanding Psychiatric Diagnoses Using Mnemonics: Bipolar Disorder

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Understanding Psychiatric Diagnoses Using Mnemonics: Schizophrenia

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Understanding Psychiatric Diagnoses Using Mnemonics: Major Depressive Episode & Persistent Depressive Disorder

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Follow Up Q&A – Treatment Plan Collaboration: Understanding & Incorporating Caregiver, Peer Support, & Clinician Perspectives

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Treatment Plan Collaboration: Understanding & Incorporating Caregiver, Peer Support, & Clinician Perspectives

Mental illnesses are complex disorders which affect millions of adults in the United States. The burden of these conditions, as …

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Webinar Summary – Treatment Plan Collaboration: Understanding & Incorporating Caregiver, Peer Support, & Clinician Perspectives

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Digital Interventions In Psychiatry: Part 1

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Smartphone Effects On Mental Health

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Digital Technology & Psychiatry: Impact On The Therapeutic Alliance

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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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Webinar Summary – The Art Of Clinical Assessment In Patients With Bipolar Disorder

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Technology To Improve Behavioral Health Care: Organizational & Operational Efficiencies

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HRV & Biofeedback For Treatment Of Psychological Conditions: What Is It & How Does It Work?

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Shared Decision Making In Psychiatry: Fostering The Therapeutic Alliance In The Digital Age

Shared decision making is a patient engagement strategy in health care. Through this process, patients and their providers can exchange …

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Hospital Utilization Following Antipsychotic Medication Dose Reduction: Balancing Side Effect Management With Risk Of Relapse

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Webinar Summary – Shared Decision Making In Psychiatry: Fostering The Therapeutic Alliance In The Digital Age

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Meet The Treatment Team: Psychiatric Pharmacist

In this interview, Kelly Lee, PharmD, MAS, BCPP, FCCP, sits down with Monica Kim, PharmD, MBA from the Otsuka Pharmaceutical …

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Treatment Resistant Depression: Changes In Attitudes & Approaches

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Who Holds The Cards? Influencers Of Behavioral Health Service Delivery

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Practical Application Of Tools For Measurement-Based Care: Suicide Risk Screening

In this series of interviews, Sloan Manning, MD, discusses a variety of screening tools that may be used in primary …

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Cancer Risk Factors In Young Adults: Do Mental Health Problems Play A Role?

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State Of The Union: A Critical Look At The Policy & Legislation Impacting U.S. Behavioral Health Care

Changes in delivery and reimbursement for mental health services were abundant in 2018, spurred by a combination of state and …

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Psychiatric Problems Among College Students In Arab Countries Versus The United States

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Factors Associated With Treatment-Seeking In Adults With Anxiety & Depressive Disorders

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The Growing Role Of Peer Providers: Challenges & Positive Progress In The Changing Practice Environment

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Beyond Molecular Biomarkers In Psychiatry: Advances In The Digital Age

While many medical fields utilize both subjective and objective measures in diagnosing patients and assessing treatment, psychiatry continues to rely …

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Webinar Summary – Beyond Molecular Biomarkers In Psychiatry: Advances In The Digital Age

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Suicide Rates In The United States: Does Geography Matter?

Background & Methodology
After declining since 1986, the suicide rate in the United States has increased during 2000- 2015. Approximately 600,000 …

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An Open Book: Clinician Perspectives On Allowing Patients To Access Progress Notes Online

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Addressing Acute Stress Reactions After Exposure To Trauma Or Crisis: Evidence For The SIX C Psychological First Aid Model

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Pharmacological Treatment Factors Associated With Type 2 Diabetes In Patients With Schizophrenia

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Psychiatric Illness Identification & Treatment For Mass Casualty Event Survivors & First Responders (Emergency Relief Series Part 2)

Psychiatric illnesses are common among survivors of man-made mass casualty incidents. The symptoms and conditions experienced can even be experienced …

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Webinar Summary – Psychiatric Illness Identification & Treatment For Mass Casualty Event Survivors & First Responders (Emergency Relief Series Part 2)

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Follow Up Q&A – Tackling Behavioral Health Provider Shortages: Health Plan Strategies From Access To Engagement

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Webinar Summary – Tackling Behavioral Health Provider Shortages: Health Plan Strategies From Access To Engagement

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Tackling Behavioral Health Provider Shortages: Health Plan Strategies From Access To Engagement

Given the growing demand and shrinking availability of clinical professionals – both psychiatrists and allied health providers such as social workers …

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The Use Of Psychopharmacology In Treatment For Depression In Pregnant & Nursing Women

In this interview, Jennifer Payne, MD, discusses common misconceptions surrounding the use of psychotropic medications to treat major depression or …

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Bipolar Spectrum Disorder Or Unique Subtype Of Depression? Defining Characteristics Of Treatment-Resistant Unipolar Depression

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Health Plans Using Innovation, Collaboration To Address Quality Measures

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Mental Health Considerations After A Natural Disaster: Clinical Pearls For Those In Nature’s Path (Emergency Relief Series Part 1)

Health care professionals play an important role in assessing patients and providing services and support after the occurrence of a …

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Webinar Summary – Mental Health Considerations After A Natural Disaster: Clinical Pearls For Those In Nature’s Path (Emergency Relief Series Part 1)

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Practical Application Of Tools For Measurement-Based Care: CIDI-3.0

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Practical Application Of Tools For Measurement-Based Care: WHO-5

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Practical Application Of Tools For Measurement-Based Care: YMRS

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Practical Application Of Tools For Measurement-Based Care: MADRS

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Building Resiliency: Can Internet CBT Outperform Face-To-Face CBT?

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Practical Application Of Tools For Measurement-Based Care: The PHQ-9

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Practical Application Of Tools For Measurement-Based Care: GAD-7

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Bipolar Disorder: The Role Of Community In Providing Behavioral Health Care Support

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Humanizing Bipolar Disorder: David’s Story Of Hope, Recovery, & Wellness

Individuals living with mental health conditions are often marginalized by society, and stigmatization and discrimination may form a barrier to …

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Webinar Summary – Humanizing Bipolar Disorder: David’s Story Of Hope, Recovery, & Wellness

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Impact Of Natural Disaster On Substance Abuse Disorders: New Orleans Before & After Katrina

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What Predicts Persistent Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Among Military Personnel?

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Game On: Are Primary Care Patients Interested In Group Gameplay Interventions?

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Evolving Pharmacology Of Depression: Beyond The Monoamine Hypothesis

According to the World Health Organization, major depressive disorder (MDD) currently impacts 300 million individuals worldwide and is the leading …

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Webinar Summary – Evolving Psychopharmacology Of Depression: Beyond The Monoamine Hypothesis

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After A Natural Disaster Or Tragedy: Psychiatry Following A Mass Casualty Incident (Part 7 Of 9)

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Essentials Of Health Care Reimbursement: Medicaid (Part 3 Of 5)

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Essentials Of Health Care Reimbursement: Understanding Payer Perspectives & Approaches To Value- Based Purchasing (Part 2 Of 5)

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Essentials Of Health Care Reimbursement: The Evolution Of Health Insurance, Managed Care, & Value- Based Reimbursement (Part 1 Of 5)

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Meet The Treatment Team: Psychiatrists

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Behavioral Health Medicaid Trends Show States’ Desire To Innovate, Shift Toward Integrated Financing Models

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Meet The Treatment Team: Social Workers

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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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Can We Improve Functioning In Our Patients With Schizophrenia?

Clinicians are tasked daily with making informed decisions regarding patients. During this webinar, Greg Mattingly, MD, Medical Director at St. …

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Can Public Health Surveillance Systems Work For Behavioral Health?

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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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Study Suggests A Need For More Aggressive Substance Use Screening In Primary Care

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Inadequate Health Insurance May Affect Perceived Health & Cause Mental Distress

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Webinar Summary – The Aftermath Of Suicide: What Can Be Done & How Should We Talk About It?

This summary was developed utilizing the full recorded presentation of this webinar. You can access the full sourcing, polling results, …

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The Aftermath Of Suicide: What Can Be Done & How Should We Talk About It?

Recent Center for Disease Control statistics indicate a 28% rise in suicide-related deaths between 1999-2016 in the United States. Suicide …

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Follow Up Q&A – Achieving Superior Quality Scores: How Health Plans Tailor Interventions Across Members & Markets

During this question and answer session, Kimber Bishop, RN, BSN, CPHQ, LSSGB, Director of Corporate Quality Management at New Directions …

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Achieving Superior Quality Scores: How Health Plans Tailor Interventions Across Members & Markets

Health plans are continually working to measure quality, and reshaping behavioral health care delivery through initiatives aimed at improving outcomes, …

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Author’s Point Of View: Suicide & Lyme & Associated Diseases

In this short interview, Robert Bransfield, MD, DLFAPA, provides an expert point of view on his research paper published in …

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Depression & Chronic Pain: A Literature Review Interview With Dr. Sloan Manning

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There’s No Place Like Home: The Efficacy Of Home-Based Nonpharmacological Interventions For Depression

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

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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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After A Natural Disaster Or Tragedy: Psychiatric Distress Presenting In Primary Care (Part 6 Of 9)

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Less Depression During Recession? Interventions To Address Unemployment & Mental Health

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Meet The Treatment Team: Psychologists

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Health Plans Using Technology & Community-Based Innovations To Improve Behavioral Health Access

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Suicide Awareness & Prevention – A Psychiatrist’s Perspective

In this interview, hear from William Coryell, MD, the George Winokur Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa Carver …

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Quantitative Description Of Medical Student Interest In Neurology & Psychiatry

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Introducing RASP: Relapse Assessment In Schizophrenia Patients

Nearly 3.4 million adults, or 1.1% of the U.S. population, have a diagnosis of schizophrenia.1,2 As a chronic, relapsing3 condition, those who …

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Webinar Summary – Introducing RASP: Relapse Assessment In Schizophrenia Patients

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Assessment & Management Of Depression In Adults With Cancer

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PsychU Supporters: An Interview With Brighten Up!

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Webinar Summary – Measurement-Based Care in Psychiatry: Clinician & Administrative Perspectives

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Measurement-Based Care In Psychiatry: Clinical & Administrative Perspectives

Measurement-based care (MBC) can be an important component in effectively treating an individual with behavioral health needs by systematically measuring …

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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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Counting Behavioral Health Workforce Shortages In New Mexico: A Case Study In Policy

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Shared Genetics Links Risk Of Depression, Chronic Pain, & Cardiovascular Disease

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Multidimensional Assessment Of Thymic States (MAThyS)

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The Wellness Interventions For Life’s Demands (WILD-5) HERO Wellness Scale

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After A Natural Disaster Or Tragedy: Serving As A Relief Volunteer (Part 2 Of 9)

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Webinar Summary – Neuromodulation Techniques: State Of The Science

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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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Getting Well & Staying Well: A Shared Patient & Provider Case Study

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Suicide Awareness & Prevention – An Advocate’s Perspective

Listen in to this interview with Christine Moutier, MD, psychiatrist and Chief Medical Officer for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, …

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Suicide Awareness & Prevention – A Psychologist’s Perspective

In this interview, hear from Julie Cerel, PhD, President of the American Association of Suicidology, Professor in the College of …

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Suicide Awareness & Prevention – An Ally’s Perspective

Listen in to this interview with Allen Doederlein, Executive Vice President of External Affairs, Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) …

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Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10)

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Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K6)

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Webinar Summary – The Evolution Of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Focus On Diagnostic, Evaluation, & Treatment Advances

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The Evolution Of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Focus On Diagnostic, Evaluation, & Treatment Advances

During this webinar William Sauvé, MD, Regional Medical Director at Greenbrook TMS Neurohealth in Glen Allen, Virginia and Steven Szabo, …

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After A Natural Disaster Or Tragedy: Preparing For & Providing Mental Health Services (Part 1 Of 9)

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The Results May Surprise You: Rates Of Preventive Care Use Among Individuals With & Without Mental Illness

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Barriers & Challenges To Successful Behavioral Health Integration

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Meet The Treatment Team: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

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Mental Health Self-Direction Is Associated With Modest Increase In Employment & Housing Outcomes

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Closing The Gaps In Preventive Care: Clinician Beliefs & Organizational Facilitators

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Health Plan Population Health Management Strategies: How Policy Affects Serving Complex Members

Care for individuals with behavioral health conditions typically costs 2-3 times as much, on average, as care for individuals without …

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After A Natural Disaster Or Tragedy: Engendering Resiliency & Perseverance (Part 4 Of 9)

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Sustainable Implementation Of Evidence-Based PTSD Treatment In the Veterans Health Administration: What Matters?

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Rapid Return To The Emergency Department For Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment: How Often Does It Happen, & Why?

Background & Methodology
In the United States, emergency department (ED) visits due to mental health and substance abuse (MHSA) conditions have …

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Virtual Visits In Primary Care: Who Uses Them & Why?

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Webinar Summary – The Interplay Between Sleep & Bipolar Disorder

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The Interplay Between Sleep & Bipolar Disorder

Sleep can be disrupted in all stages of bipolar disorder, including in euthymic patients, and may be a predictor of …

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Webinar Summary – How Movies & Media Shape Our Perception Of Serious Mental Illness

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How Media & Movies Shape Our Perception Of Serious Mental Illness

During this webinar, experts Georgia Stevens, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, Psychiatric Nurse & Director of Partners in Aging & Long-Term Caregiving, …

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Quantitiative Description Of Medical Student Interest In Neurology & Psychiatry

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Resident Wellness: Institutional Trends Over 10 Years Since 2003

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Personal Perspectives On Mental Health Awareness Month: An Interview With Rudy Moni, BA, CRSP

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Introducing National Health Plan Survey Results: Strategies For Managing Complex Consumers

During this interview, Monica E. Oss, CEO at OPEN MINDS, speaks with Darryl Donlin, Senior Associate at OPEN MINDS, to …

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The Missing Puzzle Piece In Suicide Prevention: An Interview With Danei Edelen

Danei Edelen is a marketing professional who has embraced mental health advocacy, most recently by establishing a new chapter of …

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What Did STAR*D Teach Us?: An Interview With Madhukar Trivedi, MD

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After A Natural Disaster Or Tragedy: Debriefing & Self-Care For Health Care Professionals (Part 5 Of 9)

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Mental Health Awareness For Major Depressive Disorder: An Interview With Madhukar Trivedi, MD

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Webinar Summary – Avoiding Burnout: Learning To Live & Work Well In Health Care

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Avoiding Burnout: Learning To Live & Work Well In Health Care

Health care professionals involved in the care of patients with mental health issues, including physicians, nurses, social workers, and others, …

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Revisiting Mental Health Awareness, Wellness, & Stigma: An Interview With Allen Doederlein

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Stigma & Bipolar Disorder: A Resource For Consumers

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Understanding Bipolar Disorder: A Resource For Consumers

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Treatment For Bipolar Disorder: A Resource For Consumers

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Treatment For Individuals With Bipolar Disorder: A Resource For Payers

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Treatment For Bipolar Disorder: A Resource For Providers

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Combating Stigma: A Resource For Payers

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Combating Stigma For Patients With Bipolar Disorder: A Resource For Providers

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Evidence-Based Diagnostic Criteria For Bipolar Disorder: A Resource For Providers

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Living With Bipolar Disorder: A Resource For Consumers

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Diagnosing Bipolar Disorder: A Resource For Payers

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It’s A Small World: Similarities & Differences In Health Behaviors & Life Satisfaction Among Individuals With Mental Illness From Four Countries

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Barriers To Mental Health Treatment – The PsychU Community’s Perspective

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Addressing The Climbing National Suicide Rate

In April 2018 we asked the PsychU Community, “In your opinion, what is the best strategy for addressing the nation’s …

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Patrick J. Kennedy Speaks Out About Mental Health Parity: An Interview Series

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ParityRegistry.org – Uniting The Mental Health Community & A Vessel For Accelerated Change (Part 4)

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Understanding The Mental Health Parity & Addiction Equity Act Through The Lens Of The Civil Rights Movement (Part 1)

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A Decade Of Leadership In Mental Health Policy (Part 3)

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Equal Treatment For All – Activating The Base & Holding Stakeholders Accountable To Protect Patient Rights (Part 2)

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Bipolar Disorder & Mixed Features: An Interview With Dr. Mauricio Tohen

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Proceed With Caution: The Possibility Of Reporting Bias In Studies Of Mindfulness-Based Mental Health Interventions

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The Gut-Brain Axis: An Interview With Roger McIntyre, MD, FRCPC

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Nonpharmacological Interventions For Offenders With Substance Dependence: Effective Or Not?

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Webinar Summary – Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs): A New Approach To Providing Mental Health & Addiction Treatment

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Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs): A New Approach To Providing Mental Health & Addiction Treatment

Certified Community Behavioral Health Centers (CCBHCs) were established as a demonstration program under the federal Protecting Access to Medicare Act …

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Where Are We Now? Recent Findings Push Research Beyond Initial Results From The CATIE Study

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The Value Of Family Nurse Practitioners In Mental Health Care

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Author, Father, & Advocate: An Interview On Dignity & Serious Mental Illness With Pete Earley

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The Caregiver Experience: An Interview With Cindy Moyer, MSW, LSW, CDP

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Focus On Wellness: Fighting Provider Burnout – Finding The Balance (Part 2 Of 2)

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Fighting Stigma & Reducing Recidivism Through Mental Health Education For Probation Officers

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The Importance Of Wellness In Mental Health Care – A Follow Up Interview With Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC

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Summary: The State of Mental Health in America, 2018

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

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

In this webinar, experts Roger McIntyre, MD, FRCPC, Professor of Psychiatry & Pharmacology at the University of Toronto, Head of …

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Is Online Forum Use Associated With Stigma & Help-Seeking? It’s Complicated.

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How Does Stigma Influence Help-Seeking For Those At Risk For Or Experiencing First-Episode Psychosis?

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Wellness & Mindfulness In Mental Health – A Follow Up Interview With Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH

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After A Natural Disaster Or Tragedy: Mental Health Awareness Following A Mass Shooting (Part 3 Of 9)

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Follow Up Q&A – Antidepressant Utilization In Bipolar Disorder: What Is The Evidence?

During this question and answer session, Joseph Goldberg, MD, Clinical Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, …

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Webinar Summary – Antidepressant Utilization In Bipolar Disorder: What Is The Evidence?

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Antidepressant Utilization In Bipolar Disorder: What Is The Evidence?

Depressive episodes are a major feature across the course of bipolar disorder and may frequently cause functional impairment.1 Antidepressants are often …

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Antipsychotic-Induced Dopamine Supersensitivity Psychosis: Pharmacology, Criteria, & Therapy

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Suicide & Lyme & Associated Diseases

Key Messages

Suicide is a major and potentially preventable public health concern. It is the result of an interaction between known …

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Five Years Of Specialised Early Intervention Versus Two Years Of Specialised Early Intervention Followed By Three Years Of Standard Treatment For Patients With A First Episode Psychosis: Randomised, Superiority, Parallel Group Trial In Denmark (OPUS II)

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The State Of Mental Health In America In 2018: An Interview With Paul Gionfriddo

Mental Health America (MHA), a leading nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the mental wellness of all Americans, has released …

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A Personal Account Of The CIT Model Of Police Response In Oklahoma City – An Interview With Msgt. Corey Nooner (Part 2)

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The Role Caregivers Can Play On The Treatment Team – An Interview With John Battaglia, MD

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Webinar Summary – Addressing Diagnostic Complexities Of Bipolar Disorder (Distinguishing Bipolar Series Part 2)

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Addressing Diagnostic Complexities Of Bipolar Disorder (Distinguishing Bipolar Series Part 2)

In the second part of a series on distinguishing bipolar disorder, Rif El-Mallakh, MD, and Mark Zimmerman, MD, build upon …

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The Crisis Intervention Team Model Of Police Response To Mental Health Crises (Part 1)

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STEP-BD Hypotheses, Findings, & Clinical Implications With Dr. Joseph Goldberg

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Nationwide PsychU Integrated Care Discussion Forum Summary

Integrated care is a topic often discussed amongst healthcare providers and payers these days and remains a persistent challenge six …

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Webinar Summary – Social Determinants Of Behavioral Health: Addressing Suicide In The Community

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

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Electronic Self-Monitoring Of Mood For Bipolar Disorder: Full-Speed Ahead Or Proceed With Caution?

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Collaboration Between Managed Care & Mental Health Staff: Does It Improve Outcomes?

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Integrated Health Homes For Individuals With SMI: Does The Level Of Integration Matter?

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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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Clinical Antipsychotic Trials Of Intervention Effectiveness (CATIE): Summary Results From Phase I

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A Web-Based Mindfulness Intervention For Families Living With Mental Illness

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CIT Model Of Police Response In OKC

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Can Sleep Loss Trigger Mood Episodes In Bipolar Disorder?

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Effectiveness Of Interventions To Improve Medication Adherence In Bipolar Disorder

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The Relationship Between Genetic Risk Variants With Brain Structure & Function In Bipolar Disorder: A Systematic Review Of Genetic-Neuroimaging Studies

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Early Normalization Of Quality Of Life Predicts Later Remission In Depression: Findings From The CO-MED Trial

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Increasing Serum G72 Protein Levels In Patients With Schizophrenia: A Potential Candidate Biomarker

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Predictors Of Remission From Generalized Anxiety Disorder & Major Depressive Disorder

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Residual Symptoms & Specific Functional Impairments In Euthymic Patients With Bipolar Disorder

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Physical Exercise For Treatment Of Mood Disorders: A Critical Review

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

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

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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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Differences In Clinical Presentation Between Bipolar I & II Disorders In The Early Stages Of Bipolar Disorder: A Naturalistic Study

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Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program For Bipolar Disorder (STEP-BD): An Introduction To The Initial Findings

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Follow Up Q&A – Implementing Integrated Dual-Disorder Treatment Programs: A Case Study

During this question and answer session, Mark Lowis, MSW, LMSW, and Jennifer Harrison, PhD, LMSW, CAADC, respond to unanswered questions …

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Webinar Summary – Implementing Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment Programs: A Case Study

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Stressors & Psychological Distress Among Informal Caregivers Of Relatives With Mental Illness

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Webinar Summary – The Power Of Mental Wellness: Wellness In Psychiatry

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The Power Of Mental Wellness: Wellness In Psychiatry

Data from a 30-day prescriptive wellness program supports the clinical repercussions of neglecting a targeted wellness strategy in the care …

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Precision Medicine For Behavioral Health Care: An Interview With Bettina Eva Franz, MD, PhD

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Potential & Limitations Of Mobile Technology As A Tool For Mental Health Assessment

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Association Between C-Reactive Protein (CRP) With Depression Symptom Severity & Specific Depressive Symptoms In Major Depression

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Medical Licensure Questions & Physician Reluctance To Seek Care For Mental Health Conditions

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Training Patients With Schizophrenia To Share Decisions With Their Psychiatrist: A Randomized-Controlled Trial

Key Messages

Many patients with schizophrenia would like to participate in shared decision-making (SDM) with their health care providers. In observed …

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Burnout & Satisfaction With Work-Life Balance Among US Physicians Relative To The General US Population

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Transforming Lives Through Supported Employment

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Biomarkers For Depression: An Interview With Robin Nelson, MD

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

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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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Mental Health & Metabolic Wellness Series: Focus On Hypertension

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Psychiatric & Physical Comorbidities & Their Impact On The Course Of Bipolar Disorder: A Prospective, Naturalistic 4-Year Follow-Up Study

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What To Consider When Evaluating Or Recommending Technology For Use By Individuals With Mental Illness

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Treating Insomnia May Lead To Improvements In Mental Health Symptoms

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Evidence For Genetic Heterogeneity Between Clinical Subtypes Of Bipolar Disorder

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Treating The Synapse In Major Psychiatric Disorders: The Role of Postsynaptic Density Network In Dopamine-Glutamate Interplay & Psychopharmacologic Drugs Molecular Actions

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An Analysis Of Two Genome-Wide Association Meta-Analyses Identifies A New Locus For Broad Depression Phenotype

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Predicting Relapse With Individual Residual Symptoms In Major Depressive Disorder: A Re-Analysis Of The STAR*D Data

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Altered Serum Levels Of TNF‐α, IL‐6, & IL‐18 In Depressive Disorder Patients

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Differential Diagnosis Of Major Depressive Disorder Or Bipolar Disorder In The Primary Care Setting

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Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ)

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Brief Patient Health Questionnaire (Brief PHQ)

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Webinar Summary – Early Intervention In Schizophrenia: Targeting Metabolic Dysfunction

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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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The Role Of DNA Methylation In The Pathophysiology & Treatment Of Bipolar Disorder

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Treatment-Adherence In Bipolar Disorder: A Patient-Centred Approach

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Patient Health Questionnaire 9 (PHQ-9)

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Author’s Point Of View: Bipolar Mixed Features – Results From The Bipolar CHOICE Study

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Webinar Summary – Cultural Considerations In The Management Of Patients With Major Depressive Disorder

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Cultural Considerations In The Management Of Patients With Major Depressive Disorder

A patient’s cultural background can influence factors such as when, how, and if they seek treatment, as well as their …

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Clinical & Economic Impact Of Bipolar Disorder

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Bipolar Spectrum Diagnostic Scale (BSDS)

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Patient Health Questionnaire 15 (PHQ-15)

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Patient Health Questionnaire Somatic, Anxiety, & Depressive Symptoms (PHQ-SADS)

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Opioid Risk Tool© (ORT)

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Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT-C)

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Mini-Cog™

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7-Item Scale (GAD-7)

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Mindfulness Interventions For Psychosis: A Systematic Review Of The Literature

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The Metabolic Basis Of Cognitive Insight In Psychosis: A Positron Emission Tomography Study

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Families & Medication Use & Adherence Among Latinos With Schizophrenia

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Biomarkers For Depression: Recent Insights, Current Challenges & Future Prospects

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Incidence Of Mental Health Diagnosis In Veterans Of Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, & New Dawn, 2001-2014

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Substance Abuse In Patients With Bipolar Disorder: A Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis

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Understanding the associated risk factors for substance use disorder (SUD) in patients with bipolar disorder (BD) is an important …

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Reduced Insulin-Receptor Mediated Modulation Of Striatal Dopamine Release By Basal Insulin As A Possible Contributing Factor To Hyperdomaminergia In Schizophrenia

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Association Of Social Support & Quality Of Life Among People With Schizophrenia Receiving Community Psychiatric Service: A Cross-Sectional Study

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How Gender Affects The Treatment Of Psychosis: A Systematic Review

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Can C-Reactive Protein Inform Antidepressant Medication Selection In Depressed Outpatients? Findings From The CO-MED Trial

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Webinar Summary – Recognition & Treatment Of Mood Disorders In Primary Care: Highlighting Integrated Care Between The Pharmacist & Physician

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Recognition & Treatment Of Mood Disorders In Primary Care: Highlighting Integrated Care Between The Pharmacist & Physician

The primary care setting is often the default for treatment of mood disorders, but primary care physicians can become overwhelmed …

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Mental Health & Metabolic Wellness Series: Focus On Weight & Obesity

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Expert Point Of View: Poor Quality Of Life & Functioning In Bipolar Disorder With Joseph Goldberg, MD

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Mental Health & Metabolic Wellness Series: Focus On Diabetes

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Managing Major Depressive Disorder In Patients With Comorbid Cardiovascular Disease

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Mental Health & Metabolic Wellness Series: Focus On Lipids

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Scoring & Interpreting The Opening Minds Scale For Health Care Providers (OMS-HC), A Measure Of Mental Illness Related Stigma

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Data Show Criminal Justice Reform In California Has Not Benefited Prisoners With Mental Illness

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Comorbid Medical Illness In Bipolar Disorder

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In Integrated Care, One Size Does Not Fit All

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The Role Of Brain Structure & Function In The Association Between Inflammation & Depressive Symptoms: A Systematic Review

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Comorbid Anxiety Increases Cognitive Control Activation In Major Depressive Disorder

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Genetic Variation & The D2 Dopamine Receptor: Implications For The Treatment Of Neuropsychiatric Disease

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Ten-Year Outcomes Of First-Episode Psychoses In The MRC ÆSOP-10 Study

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Schizophrenia: The Role Of Sleep & Circadian Rhythms In Regulating Dopamine & Psychosis

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Follow Up Q&A – Suicide Affects Everyone: The Role Of The Health Care Professional In Suicide Prevention

During this question and answer session, Christine Moutier, MD, and Anthony Pisani, PhD, respond to unanswered questions from their September …

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Webinar Summary – Suicide Affects Everyone: The Role Of The Health Care Professional In Suicide Prevention

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Suicide Affects Everyone: The Role Of The Health Care Professional In Suicide Prevention

Suicide is a critical issue across the globe, with 90% of suicide deaths occurring in individuals with a mental health …

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