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Mental Health Among The Latinx/Hispanic Community

As PsychU celebrates and raises awareness of Hispanic Heritage Month throughout the latter half of September and first half of October, this infographic provides information on the prevalence and impact… Read More

Stigma & Bipolar Disorder: A Resource For Consumers

This consumer resource discusses different types of stigma, how consumers may feel stigmatized by their condition, how stigma may impact treatment, and strategies to support treatment.   Frameworks resources are… Read More

Where Can I Find Help For My Mental Health Condition?

This resource provides a list of national organizations that support consumers with mental health conditions by providing resources, services, and treatment options. Frameworks resources are intended for educational purposes only and… Read More

My Recovery Goals

This worksheet is designed to help consumers prepare for appointments with providers. It encourages them to think about and record their current goals and concerns. The back side addresses between-appointment… Read More

Daily Tracker

  This tool allows consumers to track how they are doing in weekly increments. It addresses key topics, including side effects, sleep, and appetite. The tracker is intended to be… Read More

Language Normalization: A Resource For Providers

This resource discusses the importance of normalizing language with patients with mental health conditions. It emphasizes how normalization can enhance patient-provider communications by providing patients empathy and understanding. Frameworks resources are… Read More

Wellness Tracker

This tool is a simple checklist for consumers to complete in the waiting room. Consumers can easily check off how they’ve been feeling and write down issues or concerns they’d… Read More

Treatment Adherence In Mental Health

A downloadable and shareable resource collating key information and resources available through PsychU.org that address the topic of treatment adherence in mental health. The areas addressed by the resource include,… Read More

ADHD Interview With Dr. Newcorn: Part 2

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

ADHD Interview With Dr. Newcorn: Part 1

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

Neurocircuitry Of Depression

During this webinar our speakers will begin with a brief overview of the history of neurocircuitry therapeutics. They will then introduce the core brain networks, and the current state of the… Read More

Perspectives Of Schizophrenia Treatment Guidelines

Schizophrenia is a challenging diagnosis both domestically and across the world. Various treatment guidelines have been developed by key thought leaders to share perspectives on acute and long-term management of… Read More

Decriminalizing Mental Illness

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

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 first steps can be confusing or difficult, it’s important to… Read More

Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAM-A)

Administration time: 10–15 minutes Main purpose: To assess the severity of symptoms of anxiety Population Adults, adolescents and children The HAM-A was one of the first rating scales developed to… Read More

Webinar Summary – Mental Health Journey: Voices From Individuals With Lived Experience On Self-Disclosure, Recovery, & Hope

This summary was developed utilizing the full recorded presentation of this webinar. You can access the full sourcing, polling results, recording, or presentation slides here: https://psychu.org/mental-health-journey-voices-from-individuals-with-lived-experience-on-self-disclosure-recovery-hope/?collection_id=27536. Talking about mental illness… Read More

Mental Health Awareness Month 2021 Toolkit

Mental Health America (MHA) started Mental Health Month in 1949 to communicate the importance of mental health to overall health. MHA insights about the factors that lead to mental health for… Read More

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). Experts believe this characterization might be attributed to the fact… Read More

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 Disease (CKD) ranges from 20-65%2. This webinar provides an overview… Read More

Crossing The Social Determinants Divide

A recent report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that social determinants are a major impediment to managing care for high-cost Medicaid beneficiaries. The biggest impediments include a… Read More

The Neurobiology Of Endocannabinoids

Hear from Chloe Liu, Ph.D., a Medical Science Liaison with Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc., as she examines the historical research discoveries and underlying neurobiological mechanisms of the endocannabinoid… Read More

The Neurobiology Of Opioids

Hear from Chip Meyer, Ph.D., a Medical Science Liaison with Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc., as he examines the historic medical utilization and underlying neurobiological mechanisms of opioids. Explore… Read More

Introduction To Opioid Use Disorder

Dr. Elizabeth DiNapoli provides a brief overview of opioid use disorder (OUD). Key points discussed include: what symptoms may be present if a person is struggling with OUD; how common… Read More

Pain Medication Questionnaire (PMQ)

The Pain Medication Questionnaire (PMQ) is a 26-item instrument designed to identify patients on a continuum from low to high risk for opioid misuse. The original study which validated the… Read More

Brief Risk Interview© (BRI)

The Brief Risk Interview© (BRI) was developed as a protocol to determine potential patient risk of violating a treatment agreement related to prescription opioids and risk of future opioid misuse.… Read More

Brief Risk Questionnaire© (BRQ)

The Brief Risk Questionnaire© (BRQ) is an opioid risk screening tool found to offer a good alternative to doing a clinical interview (see Brief Risk Interview© (BRI) https://psychu.org/brief-risk-interview-bri/). The tool… Read More

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 scales intended to assess depression disorder symptom severity and change.… Read More

Mental Health Awareness Month 2019 Toolkit

Throughout May each year, we celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month (MHAM). For 2019, Mental Health America (MHA) is celebrating 70 years of celebrating MHAM by sharing their MHAM Toolkit. They… Read More

Gender Differences In Depression

The prevalence of depressive disorders is higher in women than men. Why? Many factors are thought to contribute to the divergence, including biological and clinical presentations. Understanding these variances may… Read More

The Beginning Of The End Of Parity

You may have missed the announcement, since there has been so much coverage of immigration policy in the past week; but on Tuesday, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta announced new and… Read More

How Far Does $3.3 Billion Go?

The omnibus spending bill, approved by Congress in March, included an allocation of $3.3 billion to address the opioid and mental health crisis in fiscal year 2018. This appropriation builds… Read More

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 and unknown contributors, deterrents, and acute triggers. Studies have… Read More

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)

Key Messages Long-term follow-up studies of specialized early intervention (SEI) programs following discontinuation have been contradictory. OPUS II was the first prolonged SEI study beyond three years. OPUS II reported… Read More

Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ)

The Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ) is a self-administered scale for assessing five of the most common types of mental disorders presenting in medical populations: depressive, anxiety, somatoform, alcohol use, and… Read More

Brief Patient Health Questionnaire (Brief PHQ)

The Brief Patient Health Questionnaire (Brief PHQ) is a self-administered scale for assessing depressive disorders and panic disorders. It is derived from the depression questions within the full Patient Health… Read More

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 bipolar disorder. Key points included: • Understanding the scope of… Read More

Neurobiology Of Risk For Bipolar Disorder

Key Messages Tools that would facilitate early diagnosis, intervention, and prevention of new bipolar episodes may be of benefit to patients with bipolar disorder or who may develop bipolar disorder… Read More

Smartphone Applications For Mental Health

Key Messages As little research has been done to characterize the information available to users of mental health-related smartphone applications (apps), the authors performed a content analysis of descriptions of… Read More

I’m Here…

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

The Comorbidity Between Depression & Diabetes

Key Messages Depression and diabetes commonly co-occur, yet much uncertainty remains regarding the epidemiology, causation, outcomes, and treatment of this comorbidity. Findings from this review indicated that the relationship between… Read More

Innovation In The I/DD Market Space

Just last week, we took a look at how states are planning to transition their Medicaid home- and community-based services (HCBS) to meet the new federal Centers for Medicare and… Read More

Depression & Cardiovascular Disease

Key Messages Depression has been shown to predict cardiovascular disease (CVD) incidence and severity. This article reviewed research examining the inter-relationship between CVD and depression. Depression is a risk factor… Read More

Schizophrenia—A Medical Psychiatric Syndrome

Thomas Stewart, MD Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry Yale University School of Medicine Abundant evidence underlines the importance of aggressive interventions in newly diagnosed patients with schizophrenia leading to reduced… Read More

CMS Releases Revised Dementia Care Survey Tools

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently encouraged that updated survey materials should be used by skilled nursing facilities to assess dementia care practices. Survey topics include quality assurance, dementia… Read More

Better Is Not Well 2014

This video, developed by Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), highlights the “Better Is Not Well” dynamic forum, which provided a place for individuals and their families, alongside clinicians, to… Read More