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The Next Crisis: Major Depressive Disorder – Pharmacist’s Corner Section Advisor Interview On PsychU’s Theme For October

Depression is one of the most common psychiatric illnesses affecting approximately 8% of American adults in a given year. Despite …

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How Pharmacists In Mental Health Find PsychU Helpful

Dr. Jerry McKee

Dr. Jerry McKee is a board-certified psychiatric pharmacy specialist with over 38 years in public mental health systems …

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Antidepressant Use, & Hemorrhagic Stroke In Young Men & Women: A Discussion Of Article Findings With Pharmacy Corner Advisor, Megan Ehret

The focus of the article review is on the findings and implications of this January 2021 article from Stroke©.  The …

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Preventing Suicide: Pharmacist’s Corner Section Advisor Interview On PsychU’s Theme For September

Suicide is a critical issue across the globe. Nearly one million people worldwide die by suicide each year!  Death by …

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Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics Now Easier To Find Closer To Home

During their 2021 legislative sessions, both Maryland and North Carolina enacted bills to allow pharmacists to administer long-acting injectable antipsychotics …

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Metrics & Improvement In Quality Outcomes: Pharmacist’s Corner Section Advisor Interview On PsychU’s Theme For August

In this interview, Dr. Megan Ehret, Pharmacist Corner Section Advisor, discusses metrics and quality outcomes. Find out what types of …

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Maryland & North Carolina Implementing New Laws To Permit Pharmacists To Administer Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics

During their 2021 legislative sessions, both Maryland and North Carolina enacted bills to allow pharmacists to administer long-acting injectable (LAI) …

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Workplace Mental Health: Pharmacist’s Corner Section Advisor Interview On PsychU’s Theme For July

In this interview, Dr. Megan Ehret, Pharmacist Corner Section Advisor, discusses workplace mental health, an important topic particularly as we …

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Pharmacist Role In Managing Patients with Opioid Use Disorders (OUD)

In this presentation, Bethany DiPaula, PharmD, BCPP, FASHP addresses the progression of the opioid epidemic, the impact of COVID-19 pandemic …

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Trauma Informed Care: Pharmacist’s Corner Section Advisor Interview On PsychU’s Theme For June

In this interview, Dr. Megan Ehret, Pharmacist Corner Section Advisor, discusses trauma informed care, an important topic particularly as we …

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Justifying The Role Of A Clinical Pharmacist In Hospitals

In this interview, Andy M. Williams, PharmD, BCPP, BCGP discusses and shares specific tools and examples around justifying the role …

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Value-Added Pharmacist-Run Programs In Hospitals

In this presentation, Melissa Mitchell, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, BCGP addresses value-added pharmacist-run programs in hospitals including creating specific, measurable, attainable, …

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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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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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Pharmacist Spotlight – Bethany A DiPaula, Pharm.D., BCPP, FASHP

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

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Quality Assurance Initiatives In Psychiatric Pharmacy

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

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

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Managing A Pandemic: A Pharmacist’s Perspective

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

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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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Psychiatry Perspectives On COVID-19: Impact On Health Care Providers & First Responders & A Path Forward (Part One in a Two-Part Series)

Moderated by Senior Medical Science Liaison, Jacquelyn Canning, PharmD, BCPP, this webinar identifies preliminary impacts of COVID-19 on the mental …

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

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Best Practice Spotlight: Psychiatric Long-Acting Injectable Clinic

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

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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, …

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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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Digital Endpoints & Medication Optimization

In this presentation Dr. Timothy Aungst, Associate Professor of Pharmacy at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, discusses …

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Pharmacist-Led Medication Adherence Program Raised Adherence Rates & Medicare Advantage Quality Star Ratings

A medication therapy management (MTM) program led by pharmacists raised consumer adherence rates for three drug classes by five to …

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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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Consumers Abusing Opioid & Alternative Prescriptions For Chronic Pain

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

Stigma against mental illness has not declined in recent years; in fact, according to some research, it has increased. So …

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Technology & Adherence: Pharmacist Perspectives On Applicability & Implementation

Pharmacists can monitor medication adherence in several ways, in addition to traditional pill counting. Drs. Megan Ehret and Nathaniel Rickles …

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

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Overcoming Stigma In Mental Health

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

In this interview, Dr. Gaurava Agarwal discusses the balancing act we all face to perform at our highest level, both …

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

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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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Disclosing To Others Fact Sheet

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COVID-19 Resource & Information Guide

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Coronavirus & Mental Well-Being

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Mindfulness In The Treatment Of PTSD

Up to 75% of individuals in North America experience trauma at some point in their lives. Rape, combat, childhood abuse—all …

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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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Adherence & The Role For New Technologies

Nonadherence to medication is a serious problem in mental health care. In this webinar, Dawn Velligan, PhD, and Craig Chepke, …

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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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Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics (LAIs) Fact Sheet

 

This fact sheet provides an overview of long-acting injectable antipsychotics and the advantages/disadvantages associated with this treatment option.

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Medication Adherence Technology For Mental Healthcare: Potential Benefits & Guidelines

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Cigna Reports Combined Medical, Pharmacy & Behavioral Benefits Reduces Annual Costs By More Than $207 Per Covered Life

Cigna reports its commercial members with integrated medical, pharmacy, and behavioral benefits had annual medical costs of averaging $207 less …

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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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Pharmacist Corner Flyer

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Key Findings From The 2019 PsychU National Forum: Future Of Technology & Mental Health

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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 …

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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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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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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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Oklahoma Expands Virtual Pharmacist Program, Uses AI To Generate Treatment Plans

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Why Guidelines Matter

OPEN MINDS last survey of health plans found a marked increase in the reported required use of professional guidelines – …

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

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

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

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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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Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics & How to Give an Intramuscular Injection

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The Role Of Digital Health In Pharmacy: Innovations, Opportunities, & Barriers

Digital health technology can be used in a variety of settings to increase adherence, engage patients, and measure outcomes. This …

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

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

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Webinar Summary – Future Of Psychopharmacology: Is New Treatment Innovation Still Alive?

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

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

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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Helping Patients Set Goals To Support Wellness: Goal-Setting Worksheet

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Talking With Patients About Setting Goals To Support Wellness: A Resource For Providers

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

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

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

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

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) maintains its focus on behavioral health quality measures by continually updating and improving …

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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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Perspectives On The APhA Practice Guidance For Pharmacy-Based Medication Administration Services

In this interview, Dr. Leland shares his perspectives on the APhA practice guidance requirements for pharmacy-based MAS from the context …

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APhA Practice Guidance For Pharmacy-Based Medication Administration Services

This guidance document, developed in 2017 by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), covers key components of pharmacy-based medication administration services …

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Over One-Third Of U.S. Adults Use Prescription Medications With Depression As A Possible Side Effect

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Medication Management Issues Costs $528 Billion Annually

In 2016, illness or death due to non-optimized medication use, adverse medication interactions, and less than optimal consumer adherence with …

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

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

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

Given the complexity of schizophrenia and suboptimal treatment outcomes, it is important that a multidisciplinary approach be considered when caring …

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Walgreens Pharmacy Adherence Programs Saved $164 Per Participant

Walgreens pharmacy adherence programs saved its participants an average of $164 over a six- month period in 2013. This is …

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25% Of Pharmaceutical Executives Have Participated In A Value-Based Contract

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

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

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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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Why Schizophrenia Remains ‘Top Of Mind’ At Health Plans

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Michigan’s Genesee Health System Contracts With Genoa For In-Home Medication Management Services

On July 1, 2017, the Genesee Health System (GHS) in Michigan launched a contract with Genoa, a QoL Healthcare Company, …

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Implementation Of A Pharmacist-Led Psychiatric Medication Therapy Management Clinic

Kelly C. Lee, PharmD, MAS, BCPP, FCCP, shares her experience in setting up a pharmacist-led medication therapy management program (MTM) …

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The CANMAT Task Force Recommendations For The Management Of Patients With Mood Disorders & Comorbid Medical Conditions: Diagnostic, Assessment, & Treatment Principles

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This review article examined evidence that supports a bidirectional relationship between medical illness and mood disorders. This relationship involves …

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Perspectives On In-House Pharmacies & Mental Health

The past few weeks, we’ve written about the role of medication in integrated care coordination – and how important it …

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Advanced Receptor Psychopharmacology

This video is part 3 of a series on Basic & Advanced Concepts In Psychopharmacology, from the Psychopharmacology Collection. This …

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Neurotransmitter Functioning In Major Depressive Disorder

This video is part 1 of a series on Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), from the Psychopharmacology Collection. This video introduces …

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Advanced Neurotransmitters & Neuroglia

This video is part 2 of a series on Basic & Advanced Concepts In Psychopharmacology, from the Psychopharmacology Collection. This …

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Clinical Application Of Psychopharmacology Of Major Depressive Disorder – Chris Bojrab, MD

This interview with Chris Bojrab, MD, is part 3 of the 3-part module series on Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), from …

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Potential Role Of Neurotransmitters & Treatment Considerations In Bipolar Disorder

This video is part 1 of a series on Bipolar Disorder, from the Psychopharmacology Collection. This video briefly reviews the proposed …

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Treatment Of Schizophrenia: Focus On Psychopharmacology & Adherence

While treating to remission is the goal in schizophrenia, it remains a target not achieved for many patients. In this …

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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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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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Intervention May Improve Attitudes & Knowledge Of Pharmacy Students Providing Services To People With Mental Illness

Individuals with mental illness experience loss of social standing and discrimination from stigma not only by the general population but …

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Future Of Psychopharmacology: Is New Treatment Innovation Still Alive?

While past decades saw a boom in the development of innovative new treatments in the field of psychiatry, the pace …

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Basics In Psychopharmacology

This video is part 1 of the 3-part series on Basic & Advanced Concepts In Psychopharmacology, from the Psychopharmacology Collection. …

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Medication Adherence 96% For Consumers At Mental Health Facilities With Co-Located Pharmacies

Consumers with mental health disorders have a 96% medication adherence rate when they receive services at community mental health centers …

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Schizophrenia & The Role Of The Pharmacist

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Care Coordination In The Mental Health Setting

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Interview with Jose Rey, PharmD | Clinical Psychopharmacologist

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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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How Are Pharmacists’ Roles Perceived By Their Peers In Team-Based Care?

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One of the hallmarks of integrated care is the use of multi-disciplinary care teams to provide coordinated services …

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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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The Evolving Psychopharmacology Of Major Depressive Disorder

During this recorded presentation, David Scheiderer, MD, provided a brief overview of the psychopharmacology of major depressive disorder. Key points …

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Pharmacist Involvement In Outpatient Medication Therapy Management Interventions Reduced Adverse Drug Events

Outpatient-based medication therapy management (MTM) interventions delivered by community pharmacists reduced adverse drug events among Medicare beneficiaries compared to beneficiaries …

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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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