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Impact Of Trauma On Women With Children

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

Intergenerational Effects Of Racism

People of Color are disproportionately exposed to chronic and cumulative stress over the life course. Join Dr. Sierra Carter in this recording as she reviews the “Intergenerational Effects of Racism”… Read More

Lifespan Impact Of Racism-Related Stress

Research findings have suggested that early life stressful experiences-like racial discrimination have a lasting impact on biological risk for disease and premature mortality due to chronic diseases of aging.1 In… 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

NAMI: It’s Okay to Talk About Suicide

In this fact sheet “It’s Okay to Talk About SUICIDE,” created by The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), provides prevalence and high-risk population data on suicide in the United… 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

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

The Current State Of Women’s Mental Health

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

Neuropsychiatric Symptoms (NPS) During COVID-19

Dr. Jeffery Cummings and Dr. George Grossberg will engage in a presentation and discussion of a hypothetical case of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms (NPS) in a patient in residential facility during COVID-19… Read More

Telemedicine & Medication Adherence

Nonadherence to psychotropic medication is one of the major obstacles when treating mental illnesses. Approximately 60% of individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia discontinue their medication within 90 days of prescription. For… Read More

Maternal Mood & Anxiety Disorders

This podcast features Dr. Lisa Weinstock, a reproductive and perinatal psychiatrist, discussing mood and anxiety disorders during pregnancy and in the postpartum period. As many as 15% of women experience… Read More

Impact & Trauma Of Racism

Many Black people in the U.S. are born into a life of trauma, stemming from a history of repression, violence, and injustice. This trauma is not something any of us… Read More

2020 BIPOC Mental Health Month Toolkit

Each July, Mental Health America (MHA) aims to shed light on the multitude of mental health experiences of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) communities, and others that face disproportionate… Read More

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 based on recent evidence from clinical trials as well as… Read More

COVID-19 & Your Mental Health

Provided with permission from Mental Health America, a PsychU Supporting Organization. To learn more about MHA, please visit their website at http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net. Read More

Coronavirus: Mental Health Coping Strategies

The coronavirus can significantly affect mental health for everyone, but especially for those with mental illness. Both the anxiety of contracting the disease as well as the increase in loneliness… Read More

Disclosing To Others Fact Sheet

Ideally, the people around you will understand your illness and encourage you. But the important people in your life might not know much about mental illness. They may want to… Read More

COVID-19 Resource & Information Guide

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Offers These Tips For People With Mental Illness: For anyone who is unsure about attending therapy sessions outside the home, especially those who… Read More

Mental Health In The COVID-19 Era

The news about COVID-19 is relentless: an ever-escalating number of confirmed cases, portents of economic meltdown, ominous images of barren public spaces. Most people find it stressful to be surrounded… Read More

Coronavirus & Mental Well-Being

News is everywhere about the swift spread of coronavirus and the deaths in its wake. There is much we do not know about the virus or the disease it causes,… Read More

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 a behavioral condition, but fewer than half—only 41%—receive treatment of… Read More

Interacting With First Responders

Approximately 15% of men and 30% of women jailed have a serious mental illness (SMI).1 Educated first responders can potentially safely de-escalate situations involving a behavioral health crisis. Crisis Intervention… Read More

Interacting With First Responders

Approximately 15% of men and 30% of women jailed have a serious mental illness (SMI).1 Educated first responders can potentially safely de-escalate situations involving a behavioral health crisis. Crisis Intervention… Read More

Anxiety In Major Depressive Disorder

Dr. Deidra Couch explains the prevalence of anxiety in Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), discusses the clinical prognosis of comorbid anxiety with MDD, and identifies rating scales that assess anxiety and… Read More

Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10)

The Kessler Psychological Distress 10-Item Scale (K10) is the full version of the scale, designed to measure anxiety and depression. The self-administered scale includes 10 items to measure an individual’s… Read More

Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K6)

The Kessler Psychological Distress 6-Item Scale (K6) is an abbreviated version of the Kessler 10, which was designed as a brief, simple, and reliable instrument to measure anxiety and depression.… 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

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

The Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7-Item Scale (GAD-7) is a self-administered 7-item anxiety scale initially developed to diagnose generalized anxiety disorder. The GAD-7 also proved to have sensitivity and specificity as… Read More

Mental Health Screening Tools

This webpage, developed by Mental Health America (MHA), includes Mental Health Screening Tools for individuals to answer to determine if they are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Read… Read More

Anxiety Comorbidity in Schizophrenia

Key Messages This review article examined the current state of knowledge regarding the epidemiology, course, and treatment of anxiety comorbidity in schizophrenia. Based on a recent meta-analysis, nearly 40% of… Read More

NHS England Launches Mental Health Apps Library

NHS England launched an initiative to help treat depression and anxiety and improve access to psychological therapies by unveiling the first ever directory of NHS-endorsed digital mental health services. The… Read More

Rogers Behavioral Health To Open New Facility

Oconomowoc-based Rogers Behavioral Health System will open a specialized regional treatment center in Appleton, Wisconsin, by this fall to serve patients in the Fox Valley area. It will operate as… Read More