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Treatment Transformation Ahead

Greetings from lovely Clearwater Beach, Florida and the mhca winter conference. It’s been an interesting few days with lots of discussion with behavioral health organization executives from across the country.… Read More

Fact Sheet: The Eight Dimensions Of Wellness

Wellness is a self-defined balance of healthy habits such as eating well, sleeping, being productive, and participating in meaningful activities. There are eight dimensions of wellness: emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical,… 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

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

Technology Update: Impacts On Treatment

Technology’s impact on mental health care service delivery is often lauded, but what’s the evidence thus far? Artificial intelligence, machine learning, neuro-linguistic programming therapy, and blockchain: What have they done… Read More

Getting To Whole Person Addiction Treatment

Our coverage of primary care physicians’ views of addiction treatment and medication assisted treatment (MAT) brought quite a few comments. A recent study found that even though two thirds of… 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

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

Webinar Summary – Gender Differences In Depression

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/gender-differences-in-depression/. On March 7, 2019,… Read More

Depression: From Molecule To Man

Dr. Mark M. Rasenick examines the impact of depression in molecules, rodents, primates, and humans from a biological, genetic, and epigenetics perspective. Dr. Rasenick identifies the importance of research derived… Read More

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, adherence, safety, and medication tolerability. Currently available pharmacotherapeutic, psychotherapeutic, and… 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

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

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

Immunology Of Major Depression

Key Messages Evidence has indicated that the inflammatory system may play a key role in major depression (MD). Characteristics of immune activation have been observed in MD, and several cytokines… Read More

Inflammation In Neurological & Psychiatric Diseases

Key Messages This review article examined findings on the relationship of inflammation with neurological and psychiatric disorders. Several lines of evidence supported the role of inflammation in the pathophysiology of… Read More

Depression, Serotonin & Tryptophan

Key Messages Research into the pathophysiology of depression has moved beyond the serotonergic system to examine the interplay of wider body systems and processes. This article reviewed recent literature pertaining… Read More

Basics In Psychopharmacology

This video is part 1 of the 3-part series on Basic & Advanced Concepts In Psychopharmacology, from the Psychopharmacology Collection. The video starts with an introduction to the organization and… Read More

Depression: From Psychopathology To Pathophysiology

Key Messages This review aimed to provide a coherent view of the underlying psychopathology and pathophysiology of depression by integrating findings from cognitive psychology and neurobiology. Cognitive psychology has developed… 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

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 included: Monoamine Imbalance Theory Alternative Hypotheses Theoretical Receptor-Mediated Physiological Effects… Read More

The Importance Of Norepinephrine In Depression

Key Messages The hypothesis that impaired serotonin (5-HT) and/or norepinephrine (NE) neurotransmission underlies depressive disorders continues to be central to treatment approaches. Several lines of evidence support a role for… Read More

The Neurobiology Of Relapse In Schizophrenia

Key Messages Relapse rates among patients with first-episode schizophrenia have been reported to exceed 80% within 5 years. This review of the neurophysiology of schizophrenia relapse suggests that dopamine may… Read More

The Nature Of Relapse In Schizophrenia

Key Messages Treatment discontinuation has been associated with high relapse rates. Duration of prior treatment was not associated with a decreased risk of relapse after treatment discontinuation. Findings support the… Read More