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Decriminalizing Mental Illness

U.S. correctional institutions, local courts, and police officers frequently encounter people with untreated mental health disorders. Once incarcerated, individuals with …

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Bridging Gaps in Behavioral Health Treatment: A Narrative Summary

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The Lancet Commission on Behavioral health and Sustainable Development called for a global partnership of governmental agencies, development agencies, non-profits, …

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Patient Perspective: Recovering From A Mental Illness

Laura Kaponer, Certified Peer Support Specialist, sits down with Dr. Miranda Fisher to discuss the many facets of recovery and …

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Cultural Considerations In Early Psychosis: An Interview With Dr. Joseph Deluca

Dr. Joseph Deluca will discuss the importance of working in a culturally sensitive way in early psychosis care and clinical …

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Digital Technologies For Bipolar Disorder

Please join us for this discussion providing an overview of the use of digital technologies in bipolar disorder. Dr Goulding …

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NAMI: Mental Health Care Matters

Mental health treatment-therapy, medication and self-care, have made recovery a reality for most people experiencing mental illness. Although taking the …

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Neuroimaging Updates In Schizophrenia & The Future Of Precision Medicine: An Interview With Dr. Anissa Abi-Dargham

Dr. Anissa Abi-Dargham will provide updates on the use of neuroimaging in Schizophrenia. She will focus on the recent findings …

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Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAM-A)

Administration time: 10–15 minutes

Main purpose: To assess the severity of symptoms of anxiety Population Adults, adolescents and children

The HAM-A was …

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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan Series: Older Adult Infographic

In the United States, millions of Americans are affected by mental illness. The month of May has been designated as National Mental Health Awareness Month. PsychU joins the national …

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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan: Identifying Children At Risk For Mental Health Disorders With Dr. Mojgan Makki

Dr. Mojgan Makki, MD, DFAACAP shares her perspectives with Dr. Jacquelyn Canning on identifying children, adolescents, and young adults at …

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The Human Social Brain: Alterations In Schizophrenia

In this webinar, Dr Michael Green and Dr. Stephen Marder discuss alterations in schizophrenia. Both Drs. Green and Marder are …

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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan: Dr. Mojgan Makki Shares Perspectives On Research In Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Tune in for this interview clip featuring Dr. Mojgan Makki, MD, DFAACAP as she shares her perspectives with Dr. Jacquelyn …

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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan: Dr. Mojgan Makki Discusses Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Listen in as Mojgan Makki, MD, DFAACAP describes some of the differing definitions and challenges surrounding neurodevelopmental disorders in child …

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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan: Dr. Mojgan Makki On Sleep In Children With Impulse Control And/Or Conduct Disorders

In this interview, Dr. Mojgan Makki, MD, DFAACAP talks with Dr. Jacquelyn Canning about the importance of sleep in children …

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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan: Dr. Mojgan Makki On Accessing Care In Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Listen in as Mojgan Makki, MD, DFAACAP provides thoughts on accessing care for families in need of child and adolescent …

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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan Series: Youth Mental Health – Stats & Supporting Organizations Infographic

In the United States, millions of Americans are affected by mental illness. The month of May has been designated as …

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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan: An Interview With Jennifer Rothman, Senior Manager, Youth & Young Adult Initiatives, NAMI

In the United States, millions of Americans are affected by mental illness.  The month of May has been designated as National Mental Health …

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Mental Health In Children: Statistics & Supporting Organizations

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Characterizing Mixed States & Mixed Features: Conceptual Matters In Treatment Direction

This webinar reviews the history of mixed states and mixed features, focusing on conceptualization, phenomenology, diagnostic considerations and treatment options.

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Clinical Trial Basics Handout or Brochure

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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan: Pharmacist’s Corner Section Advisor Interview On PsychU’s Theme For May

In this interview, Dr. Ehret, Pharmacist Corner Section Advisor, discusses mental wellness across the lifespan focusing on youth, adults and …

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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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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan: An Interview With Marjorie Morrison

In this interview, Marjorie Morrison, CEO & Co-founder of Psych Hub, describes the creation and evolution of Psych Hub, one …

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NAMI: Common Warning Signs of Mental Illness

Diagnosing Mental Illness isn’t a straightforward science. We can’t test for it the same way we can test blood sugar …

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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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Pharmacist’s Corner Section Advisor Interview On PsychU’s Theme For April: Comorbidities In Substance Use Disorder (SUD)

In this interview, Dr. Ehret, Pharmacist Corner Section Advisor, discusses comorbidities in SUD, impact of COVID-19 on opioid crisis as …

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Transforming Care Delivery: Implementing Integrated Behavioral Health Care In The Real World

In October 2020, nine key thought leaders representing disparate sectors of the health care system—from advocacy, primary care, criminal justice, …

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Neuropsychiatric Symptoms In Alzheimer’s Disease: A Focus On Agitation

This webinar archive is a discussion on neuropsychiatric symptoms in Alzheimer’s disease, with a focus on agitation. Drs. Jeffrey Cummings, …

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The Interplay Of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) & Chronic Pain: Managing The Challenges

W. Clay Jackson, MD, DipTh, Chair Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry & Family Medicine, University of TN College of Medicine, …

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Bipolar By The Numbers

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A Recovery-Oriented Perspective & Approach To Behavioral Health Care: A Discussion Among A Peer & A Clinical Provider (ROPA Series Part 2)

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

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

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Use Of Technology In Mental Health: Role Of The Pharmacist

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

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Role Of Pharmacogenetics Testing In Psychiatry

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

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

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The Negative Psychological Effects Of Quarantining & How To Mitigate Them

Quarantine measures due to the COVID-19 outbreak are sweeping the globe. With widespread mandates in effect to shelter in place, …

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

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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

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Walgreens & Microsoft Launch First In-Store ‘Health Corners’

In partnership with Microsoft, Walgreens Boots Alliance has opened the first in-store “health corners” in 12 Tennessee pilot locations. The …

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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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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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Managing Metabolic Side Effects With Combination Therapy: Antipsychotics & Antidepressants

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How Do Bipolar Disorder Type I & Type II Differ?

Traditionally, bipolar disorder type II (BDII) has been thought to be less severe—and less disabling—than bipolar disorder type I (BDI). …

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

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Depression Affects One-Third Of People With Lung Cancer

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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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HHS Finalizes Hospital Price Transparency Rules & Proposes That Insurers Share Network Prices

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Meet The Treatment Team: Physician Assistant

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Addiction By The Numbers

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Proposed Roles Of Modulating Norepinephrine In Psychiatric Illnesses

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40 States & D.C. Have Expanded Telemedicine Coverage Or Reimbursement Since 2017

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So, How Will Facebook Handle Medical Misinformation?

Facebook recently made a promise to help users get accurate health information and reduce the prevalence of medical misinformation. Facebook …

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Behavioral Health HEDIS® Measures: An Annual Update From NCQA

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

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Smoking Fact Sheet

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Marijuana Fact Sheet

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

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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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CVS Health Launches New Initiative Focused On Chronic Kidney Disease

On April 30, 2019, CVS Health (CVS) announced the Phase 1 start of a new kidney care initiative focused on …

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CVS To Expand HealthHUB® Format To 1,500 Stores Nationwide By 2021

On June 4, 2019, CVS Health (CVS) announced plans to transform 1,500 of its retail pharmacy locations into HealthHUB® locations …

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Implementing Measurement-Based Care—From Idea To Action

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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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Use Of Digital Health Activity Trackers Linked To Better Medication Adherence

People who use digital health activity trackers tend to be more adherent in taking medications prescribed for chronic health conditions. …

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Telepsychiatry Improves Access To Mental Health Care In Rural Areas

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

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

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

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

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Metrics, Oversight, Politics, & Treatment Decisions: Studying The Interrelation Between Risk & Protective Factors For Burnout Among VHA PTSD Specialty Clinic Teams

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

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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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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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Brief Risk Questionnaire© (BRQ)

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Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D)

The Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D; HRSD; HDRS), designed in 1960, has become one of the most widely utilized rating …

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Digital Interventions In Psychiatry: Part 2

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

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

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

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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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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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Machine Learning Helps Predict Instance & Treatment Outcomes Of Schizophrenia

Machine learning helps predict instances of, and treatment outcomes for, schizophrenia. In particular, people with recent- onset schizophrenia who are …

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

This resource introduces health care providers to the shared decision making process and discusses potential benefits of incorporation within practices.
Frameworks resources …

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

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One-Third Of People With Heart Failure Have Symptoms Of Depression & Anxiety

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

In this interview, Sloan Manning, MD, discusses recent research related to the link between depression and chronic pain. Dr. Manning …

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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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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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Assessment & Management Of Depression In Adults With Cancer

In this short presentation, Beth DiNapoli, PhD, Medical Science Liaison for Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc., discusses current research …

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Early Intervention Services Have Superior Outcomes For Early-Phase Psychosis

People with early-phase psychosis who received a set of services considered “early intervention services” (EIS) had more symptom improvement, a …

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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

In this interview, Sloan Manning, MD, PsychU Primary Care Provider Corner Section Editor; Adjunct Associate Professor, Family Medicine, UNC, and …

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

In this interview, PsychU Major Depressive Disorder Section Editor, Professor of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Director of …

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Treatment For Bipolar Disorder: A Resource For Providers

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

This provider resource discusses the role of stigma in care, potential strategies to combat stigma, and how to collaborate with …

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

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

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

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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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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, responded to unanswered questions from their September …

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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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Reducing Relapse In Schizophrenia Starts With Predicting Relapse

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

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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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Rise In Obesity Rate Impedes Improvement In U.S. Mortality Rate

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Between 2012 & 2017, Opioid Prescribing By Veterans Health Administration Facilities Dropped 41%

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

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

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

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Electrocardiogram Can Distinguish MDD From Bipolar Disorder

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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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Over 10% Of People Who Survive Cancer Surgery Become Dependent On Opioids

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Mental Health & Metabolic Wellness Series: Focus On Hypertension

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Treating Insomnia May Lead To Improvements In Mental Health Symptoms

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

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Clinical & Economic Impact Of Bipolar Disorder

During this recorded presentation, Jane Guo, PharmD, PharmD, MBA, provided a brief overview of the clinical and economic impact of …

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

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Mental Health & Metabolic Wellness Series: Focus On Diabetes

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Mental Health & Metabolic Wellness Series: Focus On Lipids

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CVS Health To Add Four Additional Disease Management Programs, Including Depression

On August 8, 2017, CVS Health announced plans to expand the organization’s “Transform Diabetes Care” chronic disease management program to …

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Young People Living With A Chronic Illness Are Three Times More Likely To Attempt Suicide

Adolescents and young adults between ages 15 to 30 who are living with a chronic illness are three times more …

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Why Schizophrenia Remains ‘Top Of Mind’ At Health Plans

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Impact Of Non-Remission Of Depression On Costs & Resource Utilization: From The Comorbidities & Symptoms Of Depression (CODE) Study

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This study sought to determine the economic costs of sustained non-remission of depression, using survey data from 488 patients …

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Virtual Forum Summary: Impending Signs of Psychosis: Focus on Caregiver & Patient Engagement

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No Supportive Evidence For The Use Of Multiple Long-Acting Antipsychotic Therapies In Patients With Schizophrenia

Does anyone use multiple LAI medications on one patient?

Although over a third of patients with schizophrenia in the United States …

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Neurobiology Of Risk For Bipolar Disorder

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84% Of Alzheimer’s Family Caregivers Want More Support From Family

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Q&A: Co-Occurrence Of Substance Use Disorders With Mood Disorders & Psychosis

During this question and answer session, Drs. Rebecca Roma and Robert Nelson, respond to unanswered questions from their Virtual Forum …

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Virtual Forum Summary: Engaged Practice: Methods For Managing The Complexity Of Bipolar Disorder & Related Conditions

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The Sequenced Treatment Alternatives To Relieve Depression: The STAR*D Study & Its Implications

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Cerebral White Matter Structure Is Associated With DSM-5 Schizophrenia Symptom Dimensions

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Neuroinflammation & White Matter Pathology In Schizophrenia: Systematic Review

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Cognitive Impairment In Manic Bipolar Patients: Important, Understated, Significant Aspects

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Neuroinflammation & Psychiatric Illness

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Genetics Of Schizophrenia & Smoking: An Approach To Studying Their Comorbidity Based On Epidemiological Findings

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Pathophysiology & Evolving Theories In Schizophrenia

This presentation is part 2 in a series focusing on the psychopharmacology of schizophrenia. This presentation reviews regions of the …

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Looking Beyond Mood & Psychosis: A Focus On Neurocognition

Historically, cognitive impairment was considered an artifact of patients’ symptoms, attention, or motivation problems, and as such, was an underappreciated …

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Depression More Prevalent Among Youth With Physical Illness

Depression is more prevalent among youth ages 12 to 17 who are diagnosed with physical health issues, such as asthma …

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Depressive Residual Symptoms Are Associated With Lower Adherence To Medication In Bipolar Patients Without Substance Use Disorder: Results From The FACE-BD Cohort

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Diagnosis Of Bipolar Disorder In Primary & Secondary Care: What Have We Learned Over A 10-Year Period?

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Timely and accurate diagnosis of bipolar disorder (BD) is essential to ensure early introduction of appropriate treatment to maximize …

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Risk Factors For Suicide In Bipolar Disorder: A Systematic Review

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Bipolar disorder (BD) has the highest rate of suicide among the major psychological disorders. The risk for death by …

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Virtual Forum Summary: Do Inflammation & Metabolic Disturbances Metastasize To The Brain? Implications For Disease Modeling & Novel Approaches In Psychiatry

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Virtual Forum Summary: Bridging The Gap Between Primary Care & Psychiatry In The Treatment Of MDD: A Discussion Among Nurses

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Virtual Forum Summary: Co-Occurrence Of Substance Use Disorders With Mood Disorders & Psychosis

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A ‘Perfect Storm’ For Telemental Health

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Cognitive Impairment In Schizophrenia: Cognitive Remediation & The Potential Role Of Digital Technology

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Empirically Supported Psychosocial Interventions For Bipolar Disorder: Current State Of The Research

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The Difficult Lives Of Individuals With Bipolar Disorder: A Review Of Functional Outcomes & Their Implications For Treatment

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Epidemiology Of DSM-5 Bipolar I Disorder: Results From The National Epidemiologic Survey On Alcohol & Related Conditions – III

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When measured using diagnostic criteria from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-Fifth Edition, the prevalence of bipolar …

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Cognitive Functions In Bipolar Manic, Depressed & Remission Episodes

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Negative Symptoms & Functioning During The First Year After A Recent Onset Of Schizophrenia & Eight Years Later

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The Presentation, Recognition & Management Of Bipolar Depression In Primary Care

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The Role Of Peer Support Specialists In Behavioral Health: Evidence Of Effectiveness

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Improving Healthcare For Mental Health Patients: Is Collaborative Care The Answer?

Persons with severe mental disorders die 10-20 years earlier than the general population, with the majority of deaths being due …

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Retention Of Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis After Childhood

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DSM-5: Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis With Major Depressive Disorder

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PTSD & Trauma In Bipolar Disorder

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Rating Scales For Bipolar Disorder

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Diet, Exercise & Sleep For Patients With Bipolar Disorder

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For Telehealth, The ROI Is Where You Plan For It

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A Stubborn Diagnosis For A Stubborn Cowboy: PsychU Presents Jason DeShaw Live At Otsuka

In this interview Jason DeShaw, country singer and songwriter, shares his lived personal experience of bipolar disorder and alcoholism and …

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Engaged Practice: Methods For Managing The Complexity Of Bipolar Disorder & Related Conditions

It can be challenging for psychiatrists to provide confident diagnoses and treatment of patients with bipolar disorder and related conditions, …

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Mental Health Screening Tools

This webpage, developed by Mental Health America (MHA), includes Mental Health Screening Tools for individuals to answer to determine if …

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Consumers More Likely To Refuse Psychotropic-Only Therapy Than Psychotherapy Alone

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Inpatient Hospitalization For Mental Health Conditions

This interview, developed by Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), with Linea Johnson, highlights Ms. Johnson’s lived experience with inpatient …

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Out Of The Blue: The Many Faces Of Depression

This video, developed by Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), explains why depression isn’t always what you think it is. …

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Should I Or Shouldn’t I? Disclosing A Mental Health Condition

This interview, developed by Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), with Geralyn Dexter and Linea Johnson, provides a discussion about …

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Impending Signs Of Psychosis: Focus On Caregiver & Patient Engagement

The majority of individuals who experience psychosis in schizophrenia will eventually relapse, making an individual’s ability to identify early warning …

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The Other Side of Psychosis: A Patient’s Perspective

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Virtual Forum Summary: Is Zero A Must? The Impact Of Residual Symptoms In Major Depressive Disorder

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Virtual Forum Summary: Recovery In The Community: Can We Do Better?

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Virtual Forum Summary: Optimizing Mental & Physical Health Outcomes Through Comprehensive Medication Management

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

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Virtual Forum Summary: Managing Metabolic Wellness In The Mentally Ill: Perspectives From A Primary Care Physician & A Psychiatrist

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Virtual Forum Summary: Telepsychiatry: Enhancing Access To Mental Health Care

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Virtual Forum Summary: Stigma In Mental Health: Breaking Down Barriers & Uncovering Opportunities

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Virtual Forum Summary: Suboptimal Response in Psychotic & Mood Disorders: Causes, Consequences, & Management Strategies

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Virtual Forum Summary: Understanding & Addressing Medication Adherence In Psychiatry

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

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

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How Nursing Professionals Can Bring Hope & Recovery To Individuals With Depression

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Depression Self-Assessment

This self-assessment, part of the Mental Health Screening Tools developed by Mental Health America (MHA), includes questions for individuals to …

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Patient-Centered Communication In The Mental Health Field

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The Diagnosis & Treatment Of Bipolar Disorder: Decision-Making In Primary Care

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Most patients with bipolar disorder (BD) initially present in the primary care setting.
With a high clinical index of suspicion, …

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

During this webinar, Dr. Roger S. McIntyre, Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology (University of Toronto), Head of the Mood Disorders …

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Optimizing Mental & Physical Health Outcomes Through Comprehensive Medication Management

During this recorded presentation Steven Chen, PharmD, FASHP, FNAP, Chair of the Clinical Pharmacy Department at the University of Southern …

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Walgreens Provides PatientsLikeMe Information Through Website

PatientsLikeMe, a network of patient-generated data, has partnered with Walgreen Company to provide consumers with participant-provided information through walgreens.com. Consumers …

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Is It MDD Or Bipolar Disorder? (Distinguishing Bipolar Series Part 1)

Two noted experts present this webinar on appropriately diagnosing Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and Bipolar Disorder, two disorders that can …

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Individuals Who Experience Depression After Cardiac Surgery Are More Likely To Experience A Subsequent Major Adverse Cardiac Event

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Co-Occurrence Of Substance Use Disorders With Mood Disorders & Psychosis

During this webinar Rebecca Roma, MD, Medical Director of the Community Treatment Team at Mercy Behavioral Health; and Robin Nelson, …

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Study Shows High-Risk Patients Involved In Health Self-Management May Be Less Costly

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

Addressing the challenges of caring for patients with schizophrenia in terms of treatment, recovery, and remission requires a coordinated effort …

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Suicide Risk In Individuals With Bipolar Disorder Is Higher Than In Individuals With Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

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We know that suicide risk is a major concern in those suffering from mental illnesses such as major depression. Can …

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The Pros & Cons Of Treatment Guidelines For Bipolar Disorder

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Residual Symptoms Are Strong Predictor Of Relapse In Patients With Bipolar Disorder

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Individuals With Bipolar Disorder Have A 20- To 30-Fold Increased Risk Of Suicide

Can you discuss the risk of suicide in regard to those individuals with bipolar disorder?

Individuals with bipolar disorder have a …

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Is Zero A Must?: The Impact Of Residual Symptoms In Major Depressive Disorder

While remission is the goal in treatment of patients with major depressive disorder (MDD), persistent symptoms are common, even among …

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Schizophrenia & The Role Of The Pharmacist

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Dementia Diagnosis Linked To More Frequent Care Location Transitions

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CMM Report Get The Medication Right: A Nationwide Snapshot Of Expert Practices

Comprehensive medication management (CMM) is becoming a mainstream practice. Health systems, patients, physicians—even payers—are beginning to understand the value of …

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Managing Metabolic Wellness In The Mentally Ill: Perspectives From Both A Primary Care Physician (PCP) & A Psychiatrist

Metabolic wellness is an extremely important consideration in treating patients with schizophrenia, who have an increased incidence of cardiometabolic risk …

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An estimated two-thirds of people who commit suicide also suffer from depression; suffering from major depression raises the risk of suicide 20 times.

Most people (87%) who attempt suicide deliberated for less than a day; 71% for less than an hour, and 24% …

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Interview with Jose Rey, PharmD | Clinical Psychopharmacologist

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Webinar Summary – Optimizing Mental & Physical Health Outcomes Through Comprehensive Medication Management

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

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Optimizing Mental & Physical Health Outcomes Through Comprehensive Medication Management

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

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Schizophrenia—A Medical Psychiatric Syndrome

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Approaches To Improve Adherence To Pharmacotherapy In Patients With Schizophrenia

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Using Pharmacy Data Analytics To Improve Medical Home Performance

Most medical home and specialty medical home agreements have some provisions that link payment to performance (see When You’ve Seen …

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Suboptimal Response In Psychotic & Mood Disorders: Causes, Consequences, & Management Strategies

Suboptimal response is a common challenge and can lead to negative consequences for patients diagnosed with serious mental illness. In …

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Measurement-Based Scales In Major Depressive Disorder: Implementing Patient-Reported Outcome Scales With The Goal Of Improving Treatment Outcomes

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Major Depressive Disorder: Burden & Impact Beyond The Sufferer

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a debilitating disease that affects approximately 7% of adults in the US. In this webinar, experienced …

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A Foundational Approach To The Treatment Of Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a chronic and devastating illness, affecting more than 21 million people globally. In this webinar, experienced psychiatrists Noel …

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Perspectives In Schizophrenia: Proposed Disease Pathophysiology & Potential Treatment Implications

During this recorded presentation, Robert E. Litman, MD, provided a brief overview of schizophrenia, the proposed disease pathophysiology, and implications …

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International Perspectives: The Patient With MDD Who Does Not Respond Adequately To Antidepressants

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‘Antipsychotics Are Alike, But Their Similarities Are Different’

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Treating Depression: What To Do & When To Do It

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Dealing With Inadequate Response: A Rational Approach

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Not Magic But Logic

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Early Intervention In Psychosis

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Management Of Major Depressive Disorder: Breaking Through The Barriers

During this recorded presentation, Greg Mattingly, MD, provided a brief overview of the impact of major depressive disorder and addressed …

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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

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a serious, chronic disabling illness, with residual symptoms causing significant psychosocial and occupational functional impairment. …

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Distinguishing Sedation From Efficacy In Antipsychotic Treatment

Agitation is frequently seen in patients with schizophrenia. When treating acute agitation in these patients, minimizing sedation should be a …

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Impact Of Major Depressive Disorder On Patients, Caregivers, Payers, & Employers

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Management Of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD): Breaking Through The Barriers

An estimated 1 in 10 US adults report depression, with major depressive disorder (MDD) as common as diabetes or coronary …

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Treating The Patient With Schizophrenia: Striking A Balance Between Symptom Control & Tolerability

Psychosis is ranked as one of the top three most disabling conditions worldwide. Quality of life is commonly impaired in …

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Reducing The Duration Of Untreated Psychosis & Its Impact In The U.S.: The STEP-ED Study

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Early Intervention In Psychosis: Benefits, Barriers & Best Practices

Psychosis is ranked as one of the top three most disabling conditions worldwide, with a longer duration of untreated psychosis …

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Facilitating Recovery In Schizophrenia: An Assertive Community Treatment Approach

Why is the concept of recovery important to patients with schizophrenia? What are some barriers to recovery? How can an …

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Continuity Of Antipsychotic Medication Management For Medicaid Patients With Schizophrenia

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Distinguishing Sedation From Efficacy In Antipsychotic Treatment

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Metabolic Wellness Considerations In Schizophrenia

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Nonadherence With Antipsychotic Medication In Schizophrenia: Challenges & Management Strategies

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Does Relapse In Schizophrenia Cause Neurodegeneration? A Simulcast Debate & Webinar To Explore The Evidence

There is a continuous debate in the mental health community around the progressive nature of schizophrenia as a disease: Is …

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Diagnostic & Statistical Manual Of Mental Disorders–Fifth Edition (DSM-5): Key Updates VS DSM-IV-TR

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Recognizing & Responding To Inadequately Treated Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

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How To Increase Medication Adherence: What Works?

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

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The Importance Of Adherence To Long-Term Success In Schizophrenia

During this recorded presentation, Peter J. Weiden, MD, discussed medication adherence in schizophrenia, including the importance of adherence in this …

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Measurements Of Response, Remission & Recovery In Schizophrenia & Examples For Their Clinical Application

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