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How To Engage Older Adults With Digital Health

The Covid-19 public health emergency has changed the landscape of healthcare service delivery. Healthcare service providers have had to pivot rapidly to new and different treatment modalities while serving patients… Read More

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 will discuss unmet needs in bipolar disorder, how digital technologies… 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

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

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

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

Mixicity In Depression

Researching depressive mixed states of bipolar depression and major depressive disorder began in the late nineteenth century in Europe and mid-twentieth century in the United States. Depressive mixed state refers… Read More

World Bipolar Day 2020

Dr. Terence Ketter discusses World Bipolar Day and its theme for 2020, stigma. World Bipolar Day emphasizes the international diversity of antibipolar efforts. Dr. Ketter explains how stigma behind psychopharmacological… Read More

Utilizing PsychU As A Resident

Dr. Pankaj Manocha, MD shares his perspective as a member of PsychU during his fellowship. Dr. Manocha attended his first PsychU live event discussing treatment implications for bi-polar depression, major… 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

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

Types Of Mental Health Professionals Fact Sheet

This fact sheet, created by the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI), provides an overview of the different types of mental health professionals. Resource:Types of Mental Health Professionals (PDF). Download… Read More

Suicide Awareness & Prevention

Dr. Nicole Meade discusses suicide awareness and prevention, a topic that is extremely important to our community. Dr. Meade examines suicide statistics and terminology, such as why the phrase “committed… Read More

Meet The Treatment Team: Physician Assistant

In this interview, Catherine Judd, MS, PA-C, CAQ-Psy, discusses the role a physician assistant plays in the mental health team. Physician assistants have a broad-base, primary care medical background in… Read More

Introduction To Marijuana

Marijuana has become an ubiquitous topic of conversation, which is likely fueled by the changes and proposed changes to legislation throughout the United States. Tune in as Dr. Becky Wong,… 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

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, verbal learning and memory, and executive functions, including working memory… 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

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

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/psychiatric-illness-identification-treatment-mass-casualty-event-survivors-first-responders-emergency-relief-series-part-2/. This presentation was the… 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 intended… Read More

Treatment For Bipolar Disorder: A Resource For Consumers

This consumer resource discusses the importance of effective treatment plans, psychosocial interventions and medication therapy, suggested treatment goals, and support outlets for helping consumers lead fulfilling lives with bipolar disorder.… Read More

Treatment For Bipolar Disorder: A Resource For Providers

This provider resource presents the importance of bipolar treatment, suggested treatment goals and considerations, an overview of psychosocial interventions and medication therapy, and considerations for monitoring treatment response. Frameworks resources… Read More

Combating Stigma: A Resource For Payers

This payer resource discusses the stigma associated with bipolar disorder, the types of stigma, and potential strategies to help address stigma. Frameworks resources are intended for educational purposes only and… Read More

Diagnosing Bipolar Disorder: A Resource For Payers

This payer resource discusses the spectrum of bipolar disorder, the economic impact of bipolar disorder, the associated diagnostic challenges, and potential consequences of misdiagnosis. Additionally, potential strategies to support diagnosis… 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

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

Comorbid Medical Illness In Bipolar Disorder

Key Messages This study measured rates of medical illnesses in patients with bipolar disorder (BD) and assessed potential associations between medical disease burden and the clinical course of BD. Compared… Read More

Mood Disorder Questionnaire (MDQ)

The Mood Disorder Questionnaire is a brief self-administered tool to screen (not diagnose) for bipolar disorder. It takes about five minutes to complete and should be followed by a comprehensive… 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

Neuroinflammation & Psychiatric Illness

Key Messages Multiple lines of evidence support the role of neuroinflammatory processes in the pathogenesis of psychiatric illnesses. Neuropsychiatric disorders are frequently found among patients with autoimmune conditions; in addition,… Read More

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 feature of schizophrenia. However, recent research has shown cognitive impairment… Read More

Theories Of Bipolar Disorder Pathophysiology

This video is part 2 of a series on Bipolar Disorder, from the Psychopharmacology Collection. This video briefly reviews some of the potential molecular (eg, genetics), cellular (eg, ion dysregulation,… Read More

Introduction To Bipolar Disorder

Dr. Samantha Sweeney provides a brief overview of bipolar disorder. Key points include the definition, cause, diagnosis, and treatment of bipolar disorder. Read More

Dual Diagnosis Fact Sheet

This fact sheet, created by the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI), provides an overview of dual diagnosis (for mental illness and substance abuse disorders), its prevalence, symptoms, and potential… Read More

Sleep Disorders Fact Sheet

This fact sheet, created by the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI), provides an overview of sleep disorders and how they can affect mental illness, their causes and effects, and… Read More

Bipolar Disorder Fact Sheet

This fact sheet, created by the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI), includes information about bipolar disorder, its symptoms and causes, the four diagnoses of bipolar illness and treatment options… Read More

Mental Health Facts In America

This infographic, created by the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI), provides statistics on mental illness in the United States, including additional information on the impact and consequences of mental… Read More

Multicultural Mental Health Facts

This infographic, created by the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI), shows statistics on the prevalence of mental illness and use of services within different groups of individuals and mentions… Read More

Mental Health: Know The Warning Signs

This fact sheet, created by the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI), provides a general set of symptoms that may indicate the presence of a mental health condition, as well… Read More

Taking Charge Of Your Mental Health

This infographic, created by the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI), provides information on finding a specialist, making your mental health care appointment count, potential questions to ask your mental… Read More

What Is Mental Health Parity?

This infographic, created by the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI), discusses what mental health parity is, the rules health plans must follow related to federal and state parity laws,… Read More

Mental Health: Managing Stress

This fact sheet, created by the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI), provides an overview of stress, how it may affect someone, and tips for reducing stress or getting help.… Read More

Mental Health: How To Find Help

This fact sheet, created by the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI), provides tips on reaching out for help with a mental illness. Resource: Mental Health: How To Find Help… Read More

PTSD & Trauma In Bipolar Disorder

What role can trauma or PTSD play in bipolar disorder diagnosis? The prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in patients with bipolar disorder is higher than in the general population.1… Read More

Rating Scales For Bipolar Disorder

What rating scales can be used to screen for, or assess symptoms of, bipolar disorder? Scales in bipolar disorder include screening scales such as the Mood Disorder Questionnaire (MDQ),1 which… 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

Stop Thinking Stupid Thoughts

This downloadable resource, developed by Mental Health America (MHA), part of their Mental Health Toolkit, provides a simple practice to help combat self-stigmatizing thoughts. Resource: Stopping Stupid Thoughts (PDF). Originally published… Read More

Think Ahead

This downloadable resource, developed by Mental Health America (MHA), part of their Mental Health Toolkit, is a worksheet you can use to prepare or plan ahead to organize your thoughts… Read More

What’s Underneath

This downloadable resource, developed by Mental Health America (MHA), part of their Mental Health Toolkit, provides a simple practice to slow down and identify how you’re feeling in order to… Read More

Reaching For Recovery: Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that affects a person’s mood, energy, and ability to function. Just like other conditions, such as heart disease or diabetes, bipolar disorder requires medical… Read More

Making Yourself A Priority

In these videos, meet a group of individuals who either live with mental health issues, or care for someone who does. They share helpful personal insights and remind the world… Read More

Accept Help When It’s Offered

In these videos, meet a group of individuals who either live with mental health issues, or care for someone who does. They share helpful personal insights and remind the world… Read More

In The Workplace

In these videos, meet a group of individuals who either live with mental health issues, or care for someone who does. They share helpful personal insights and remind the world… Read More

Mental Health Month 2016 Toolkit

This downloadable resource, developed by Mental Health America (MHA), provides outreach ideas, items for advocates, fact sheets, and handouts about mental illness. Resource: Mental Health Month 2016: Outreach Toolkit (PDF). Originally… Read More

The State Of Depression In America

This video, developed by Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) and hosted by Mike Wallace, discusses the state of Depression in America, and reflects the unmet need to examine all… Read More

Struggling In Silence

All over the world, many individuals with mood disorders struggle in silence. This interview, developed by Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), highlights Linea Johnson as she shares her personal… Read More

Molly Explains Why She Advocates

This interview, developed by Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), with Molly Jenkins, highlights Ms. Jenkin’s experiences and her passionate reasons for being a mental health advocate. Listen To The… Read More

Advanced Receptor Psychopharmacology

This video is part 3 of a series on Basic & Advanced Concepts In Psychopharmacology, from the Psychopharmacology Collection. This video provides an overview of some of the different signaling… Read More

Advanced Neurotransmitters & Neuroglia

This video is part 2 of a series on Basic & Advanced Concepts In Psychopharmacology, from the Psychopharmacology Collection. This video reviews neurotransmitter receptor subtypes, provides an overview of neurotransmitter… Read More

Outcomes In Bipolar Disorder

In this interview, Mauricio Tohen, MD, DrPH, MBA, Professor and Chairman at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Department of Psychiatry in Albuquerque, NM, shared his expert perspective… Read More

Psychiatric Emergency & Crisis

Ahmed Raslaan Nizar, MD shares his perspective on psychiatric emergencies and crisis management in this audio interview. Dr. Nizar is the Medical Director at Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP), an… Read More

Pharmacokinetics: The Basics

During this recorded presentation, Jacquelyn Canning, PharmD, BCPP, provided a brief overview of the basics of pharmacokinetics. The presentation’s objectives included: Explain the concept and clinical relevance of pharmacokinetics Describe… Read More

The Role Of Sleep In Bipolar Disorder

Key Messages Patients with bipolar disorder (BD) commonly experience sleep disturbances, which are negatively associated with treatment outcomes, throughout all stages of the illness. Sleep disturbances in patients with BD… Read More

Risk Factors Associated With Psychiatric Readmission

Key Messages Previous studies have investigated potential risk factors linked to early psychiatric readmission; although varying patient populations, diagnostic categories, and readmission intervals may limit the generalizability of their findings,… Read More

Getting Ready For The Era Of Genetic Code

“The world’s last trillion-dollar industry was made out of computer code. The world’s next trillion-dollar industry is going to be created out of genetic code.” – Alec Ross, author of The… Read More