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Children & Adolescents Experiencing Double The Rate Of Depression & Anxiety Due To COVID-19

During 2020, about 25.2% of youth globally experienced clinically elevated depression symptoms and 20.5% experienced anxiety. These rates are double …

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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 …

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Impact Of COVID-19 On The Mental Health Of Children: An Update

Globally, we have been experiencing significant challenges as a result of the COVID pandemic across nearly all domains of life.  …

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Behavioral Health Telehealth Visits Increased 6,500% During The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency; Total Claims Up Slightly

Claims for behavioral health evaluation and management (E&M) telehealth visits increased by 6,500% from January 2020 to February 2021 in …

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2021 Trends In Behavioral Health: A Reference Guide On The US Behavioral Health Financing & Delivery System, 3rd Edition

The Third Edition of Trends in Behavioral Health: A Reference Guide On The US Behavioral Health Financing & Delivery System (The Guide) provides information and insights into the multi-layered United States behavioral health system.

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Mental Health America (MHA)—America Paredes

Listen to Amica Simmons-Yon, PharmD, PhD and Jacquelyn Canning, PharmD, BCPP as they spill the tea about this week’s hot …

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U.S. Drug Overdose Deaths Rose Nearly 30% In 2020

Drug overdose deaths in the United States rose nearly 30% in 2020, based on state data reported on July 4, …

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Over One-Third Of Americans Live In Areas Lacking Mental Health Professionals

About one-third of Americans, 121 million as of June 30, 2021, lived in an area with a shortage of mental …

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Patient Perspective: Recovering From A Mental Illness

Laura Kaponer, Certified Peer Support Specialist, sits down with Dr. Miranda Fisher to discuss the many facets of recovery and …

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Tired, Takeaways, & Transformation: The Impacts Of The COVID-19 Pandemic & Shifts In National Health Policy

The COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted the mental health and well-being of many Americans. Studies have shown that nearly half of …

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Anxiety In Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) Fact Sheet

This infographic provides information on recognizing when anxiety becomes prominent in clinical depression and how to take steps toward getting …

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Digital Technologies For Substance Use Disorder

Arturo C. Taca, MD, Psychiatrist & Medical Director, INSynergy Treatment Center, describes the unmet treatment needs in addiction and mental …

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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 …

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Homeless Consumers With Chronic Mental Illness Have 32% Higher Health Costs Than Those Supportive Housing

In Maricopa County, Arizona, individuals with chronic mental illness (CMI) who experienced chronic homelessness have a 32% higher average health …

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Shared Decision-Making & Supporting Changes In Treatment

Explore the integration of shared decision-making into treatment plans to help patients achieve daily small steps to improve and maintain …

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Psychiatric Advance Directive Fact Sheet

This is a downloadable text document on Psychiatric Advance Directive (PAD). This material is expected to serve as an introductory …

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18% Of Older Adults Report Worsening Mental Health During COVID-19

For adults aged 50 to 80, 18% reported their mental health was worse during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public …

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Suicide Rates Lower Among People Using Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics Than Those Taking Oral Antipsychotics

Suicide rates are lower among those using long-acting injectable antipsychotics (LAI) than those taking oral antipsychotics of the same compounds. …

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Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAM-A)

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Main purpose: To assess the severity of symptoms of anxiety Population Adults, adolescents and children

The HAM-A was …

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Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) With A Special Guest, Hannah Zeller, MSW

Listen to Amica Simmons-Yon, PharmD, PhD and Jacquelyn Canning, PharmD, BCPP as they spill the tea about this week’s hot …

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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan Series: Older Adult Infographic

In the United States, millions of Americans are affected by mental illness. The month of May has been designated as National Mental Health Awareness Month. PsychU joins the national …

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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan: Identifying Children At Risk For Mental Health Disorders With Dr. Mojgan Makki

Dr. Mojgan Makki, MD, DFAACAP shares her perspectives with Dr. Jacquelyn Canning on identifying children, adolescents, and young adults at …

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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan: Dr. Mojgan Makki Shares Perspectives On Research In Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Tune in for this interview clip featuring Dr. Mojgan Makki, MD, DFAACAP as she shares her perspectives with Dr. Jacquelyn …

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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan: Dr. Mojgan Makki Discusses Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Listen in as Mojgan Makki, MD, DFAACAP describes some of the differing definitions and challenges surrounding neurodevelopmental disorders in child …

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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan: Dr. Mojgan Makki On Sleep In Children With Impulse Control And/Or Conduct Disorders

In this interview, Dr. Mojgan Makki, MD, DFAACAP talks with Dr. Jacquelyn Canning about the importance of sleep in children …

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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan: Dr. Mojgan Makki On Accessing Care In Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Listen in as Mojgan Makki, MD, DFAACAP provides thoughts on accessing care for families in need of child and adolescent …

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Suicide Rate Among Female Nurses Is Double The General Female Population Rate

Between 2017 and 2018, the suicide rate among female nurses in the U.S. was almost double that of the general …

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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan Series: Youth Mental Health – Stats & Supporting Organizations Infographic

In the United States, millions of Americans are affected by mental illness. The month of May has been designated as …

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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan: An Interview With Jennifer Rothman, Senior Manager, Youth & Young Adult Initiatives, NAMI

In the United States, millions of Americans are affected by mental illness.  The month of May has been designated as National Mental Health …

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The Impact Of COVID-19 On Mental Health Across The Lifespan: Older Adults

COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted the older adult population, placing additional complications on an already underfunded and resource-limited geriatric mental health …

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Incidence Of Depression Doubled Among Young Adult College Students During COVID-19 Emergency

During the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency in the United Kingdom, the incidence of clinical depression more than …

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Mental Health In Children: Statistics & Supporting Organizations

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PsychU is supported by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. (OPDC), Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. (OAPI), and Lundbeck, LLC …

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

Talking about mental illness can be risky and challenging for many who are suffering from a mental health condition. In …

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Perspectives On International Guidelines For Depression: Follow-Up Question & Answer Discussion With Dr. Sagar Parikh

In April, PsychU brought you our first global panel event focusing on perspectives surrounding international depression guidelines.  As a follow-up …

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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan: An Interview With Dr. Mojgan Makki

In this presentation, Mojgan Makki, MD, DFAACAP describes some of the more common psychiatric, behavioral, and neurodevelopmental disorders in child …

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Self-Medication & Substance Abuse In Mental Health: A Caregiver’s Perspective

In this interview, Kathy Day answers questions pertaining to self-medication and substance abuse in individuals with mental health conditions.

Kathy Day, …

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Outpatient Mental Health Clinics With Higher Fidelity To ‘Zero Suicide’ Practices Had Lower Odds Of A Suicide Incident

Outpatient mental health clinics with higher fidelity to “Zero Suicide” (ZS) practices had a 69% lower likelihood of having a …

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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan

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Mental Health Across The Lifespan: Late Life Depression

Late-life depression, an acute (but often chronic/recurrent) major depressive episode occurring in an older person, can be debilitating to those …

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Addressing The Needs Of The Asian Community In Mental Health – An Interview With Paul Gionfriddo

In this interview, Drs. Becky Wong, PharmD, MBA and Mariko Kobayashi, PhD Otsuka Medical Science Liaison, sat down with Paul …

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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan: An Interview With Paul Gionfriddo, President & CEO Of Mental Health America (MHA)

In the United States, millions of Americans are affected by mental illness.  The month of May have been designated as …

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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan: An Interview With The Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Program Manager Hannah Zeller, MSW

In the United States, millions of Americans are affected by mental illness.  The month of May have been designated as …

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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan: An Interview With John Budin, MD, DBSA Board Member

In the United States, millions of Americans are affected by mental illness.  The month of May have been designated as National Mental Health …

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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan: A Series To Celebrate Mental Health Awareness

In the United States, millions of Americans are impacted by mental illness and/or substance abuse.  The month of May was …

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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan: An Interview With Marjorie Morrison

In this interview, Marjorie Morrison, CEO & Co-founder of Psych Hub, describes the creation and evolution of Psych Hub, one …

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NAMI: You Are Not Alone

Million of people are affected by mental illness each year. Across the country, many people just like you work, perform, …

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NAMI: Common Warning Signs of Mental Illness

Diagnosing Mental Illness isn’t a straightforward science. We can’t test for it the same way we can test blood sugar …

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Focus On Primary Care: Bipolar Disorder Update For Primary Care – The Rapid Mood Screener

May 2021 – Bipolar Disorder Update for Primary Care – the Rapid Mood Screener

Roland Larkin, PhD, MBA interviews PsychU’s PCP …

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Stigma In Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder

This webinar archive centers around discussion surrounding stigma as is relates to mental health and substance use disorder. During this …

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Discussion Of Identifying Profiles Of Patients With Bipolar I Disorder Who Would Benefit From Maintenance Therapy With A Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotic

Mauricio Tohen, MD, DrPH, MBA; Joseph F. Goldberg, MD participated in a recent roundtable meeting, discussing the use of long-acting …

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Decreases In Exercise Closely Linked With Higher Rates Of Depression During COVID-19

Decreases in exercise are closely linked with higher rates of depression during coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). From March to July …

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COVID-19 Pandemic Has Increased Incidence Of Mental Health Problems Worldwide

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and the resulting measures to reduce viral spread, negatively affected population mental health worldwide. About 24.0% …

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Perspectives On International Guidelines For Depression

Clinical depression is a challenging diagnosis across the world. International Consensus Guidelines have been developed by key thought leaders to …

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Trends In Behavioral Health: Social Determinants Of Health & Peer Support: Playing A Role In Mental Health Treatment & Recovery During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Social determinants of health (SDoH) is something that has long been on payers’ minds when it comes to mental health. …

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Pearls For Practice: Self-injury, Stigma, & Safety

Self-injury is a difficult concept for many to grasp, even for some that have worked in the mental health field …

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The Confess Project Aims To Improve Community & Promote Mental Health “Through The Barber Chair, One Client At A Time.”

Meet Lorenzo Lewis and The Confess Project, a nonprofit that is building a culture of mental health for boys and …

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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 …

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Women’s Mental Health & Wellness: Pearls For Practice & Daily Living

Women’s mental health are driven by various physiological, neurological, social, and cultural constructs. In this discussion, Tony will ask Sara …

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Patient & Caregiver: A Discussion On Patient Engagement

Dr. Elizabeth DiNapoli sits down with PsychU’s Patient and Caregiver Section Advisor Kathy Day to examine why patients might not …

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Mental Health System Transformation: From Ideas To Action

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Transforming Mental Health Care in the United States-RAND 1/11/2021 Mental Health Systems Solutions Explorer

Through a series of interviews of mental health experts across the US, including government officials, public administrators, health system executives, …

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“Ask the Advisors”- Mental Health Wellness: Addressing Health Care Professional (HCP) Burnout During Uncertain Times

Listen to this virtual regional presentation for PsychU members in New York (Rockland & Westchester counties) and New Jersey on …

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The Health Disparities Challenge That Lies Ahead

The current raging COVID pandemic has brought to the fore some key health disparities. The statistics show that COVID death …

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A Recovery-Oriented Perspective & Approach To Behavioral Health Care (ROPA): A Glossary Discussion

Recovery is possible for most individuals living with a mental health condition and this is a process that can improve …

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The Proportion of Suicide Deaths In Connecticut Racial Minority Groups Significantly Increased During COVID-19

According to analysis of records from the Connecticut Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the proportion of state suicide deaths …

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Medicaid & CHIP Enrollment Rose 5.6% From July 2019 To July 2020

Between July 2019 and July 2020, enrollment in Medicaid and state Children’s Health Insurance Programs (CHIP) increased by about 5.6%, …

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Perspectives of a Caregiver: Supporting Medication Adherence

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Serious Psychological Stress Tops 13% In 2020, Up From 3.9% In 2018

Reported prevalence of serious psychological distress among U.S. adults was 13.6% in April 2020 and 13% in July 2020, largely …

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A Recovery-Oriented Perspective & Approach To Behavioral Health Care: A Discussion Among A Peer & A Clinical Provider (ROPA Series Part 1)

Recovery is possible for most individuals living with a mental health condition and this is a process that can improve …

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Counties With Greater Social Vulnerability More Likely To Become COVID-19 Hotspots

U.S. counties with greater social vulnerability were more likely to become areas with rapidly increasing incidence of coronavirus disease 2019 …

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Social Determinants: Whose Job Is It Anyway?

There is much talk—and many pilot programs—about bridging the gap between health care and social services. The data is clear—80% …

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Managing The A To “Z” Of Health, You May Be More Ready Than You Think

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From 2000 Through 2018, Rural Suicide Rates Were Higher Than Urban Suicide Rates

From 2000 through 2018, rural suicide rates were higher than urban suicide rates. In rural areas, suicide rates rose by …

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Poverty, Incarceration & Unemployment Increase Risks Of COVID-19 Death

Socioeconomic vulnerability, such as poverty, incarceration, or unemployment, increases the risk of dying from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “Socioeconomic vulnerability” …

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Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act Signed To Strengthen Suicide Prevention

On October 17, 2020, United States Senate Bill 785, the federal Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019, was …

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Will Investing In Social Determinants Pay Off?

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During Pandemic, The U.S. Monthly Poverty Rate Rose From 15% To 16.7%

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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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COVID-19: Perspectives Of The Health Care Provider As The Patient

In this webinar, Sloan Manning, MD, PsychU Primary Care Provider Section Advisor, and Alan “Tony” Amberg, MS, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, …

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Half Of U.S. Adults Laid Off During COVID-19 Still Unemployed

According to a recent survey, approximately 50% of adults in the United States who say they lost one of the …

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Prevalence Of Behavioral Health Conditions Has Increased Four-Fold During Pandemic

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Addressing Racial Bias In Health Care: Practice & Organizational Perspectives

Racial bias is evident at both the health delivery system level and educational/organizational level. Addressing racial bias in health care …

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Managing Mental Health During & In The Aftermath Of A Pandemic: Positive Changes From The Current Epidemic

In this companion piece to the PsychU May 21, 2020 webinar, “Managing Mental Health During & In The Aftermath Of …

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Supporting Strong Mental Health: Interviews with Mental Health Experts During COVID-19 Pandemic (Part 3)

In this first series of the Building Mental Resiliency video series, we share a Q&A on mental health during the …

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Supporting Strong Mental Health: Interviews with Mental Health Experts During COVID-19 Pandemic (Part 2)

In this first series of the Building Mental Resiliency video series, we share a Q&A on mental health during the …

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Trends in Behavioral Health: A 2020 Update on the US Behavioral Health Financing & Delivery System

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the health and human service landscape – and with it, the behavioral health delivery system. …

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Supporting Strong Mental Health: Interviews with Mental Health Experts During COVID-19 Pandemic (Part 1)

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to both our physical and mental wellbeing and we must all navigate new …

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62% Of U.S. Physicians Report Pay Cuts Due To COVID-19

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The Relationship Of Cognitive Deficits With Mental & Physical Quality Of Life In Major Depression

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a prevalent, disabling mood disorder with clinical features including cognitive dysfunction, social impairments, and physical …

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Adults With Disabilities Experience Frequent Mental Distress 4.6 Times As Often As Adults Without Disabilities

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Unpaid Family Caregivers Are 26% More Likely To Have Conditions That Result In Poorer Health

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Focusing On The Non-Health Factors Of Health

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An Interview With Becky Stoll Of Centerstone: PsychU’s Value From A Mental Health Advocate’s Perspective

Becky Stoll, LCSW, Vice President of Crisis and Disaster Management for the not-for-profit behavioral health care organization Centerstone, discusses how …

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Post-COVID-19 Pandemic: Behavioral Health Providers Declare Telemedicine Is Here To Stay

The one certainty in 2020 has been there is no certainty. Starting with the early whispers of a new virus …

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Telehealth Payments: What’s Keeping You Up At Night?

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Rules For Post-Pandemic Care Transformation

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More Than One Third Of Older Adults Will Struggle With Video-Call Telehealth Visits

Two separate studies corroborate that over a third of older adults will struggle with telehealth visits if they require the …

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Federal Judge Strikes Down DOL Restrictions On Which Workers Can Access The Federal COVID-19 Paid Leave Program

On August 2, 2020, a federal judge struck down Department of Labor (DOL) restrictions on whether health care employees are …

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Nearly 41% Of Americans Experiencing Mental Health Symptoms During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Approximately 40.9% of Americans are experiencing at least one adverse mental or behavioral health symptom during the coronavirus disease 2019 …

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Telemedicine & Medication Adherence

Nonadherence to psychotropic medication is one of the major obstacles when treating mental illnesses. Approximately 60% of individuals diagnosed with …

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PsychU Supporters: An Interview With Pro Caregiver Consultants

We invite you to listen to our interview with Kathy Day, BA, MPA, Founder and Board Member of Pro Caregiver …

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Housing = Health: The Five Levers

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Utilization Of Telehealth In Substance Use Disorder: A Companion Piece From Substance Use & The Novel Coronavirus Pandemic: A Conversation With Experts Webinar

In this companion piece to the PsychU April 23, 2020 webinar, “Substance Use & The Novel Coronavirus Pandemic: A Conversation …

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Telehealth May Be As Effective As In-Person Visits For Maintaining MAT For People In Addiction Treatment

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Treating Individuals With Substance Abuse: A Companion Piece From Substance Use & The Novel Coronavirus Pandemic: A Conversation With Experts Webinar

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Strategies For Self-Care: A Companion Piece From Substance Use & The Novel Coronavirus Pandemic: A Conversation With Experts Webinar

In this companion piece to the PsychU April 23, 2020 webinar, “Substance Use & The Novel Coronavirus Pandemic: A Conversation …

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Just What The Doctor Ordered—With A Dose Of Technology

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Where’s That Remote?

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Understanding Longitudinal Post-Traumatic Stress After Pregnancy Loss

Early unplanned pregnancy loss is common. Between 10% and 20% of pregnancies end in miscarriage—that is, the loss of a …

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78% Of Psychiatrists Had Symptoms Of Burnout In 2018

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After A Natural Disaster Or Tragedy: Role Of Media On Mental Health During COVID-19

In her 2018 interview on mental health around 9/11, Dr. Kelly Stein-Marcus’ closing comments were on the effect of media …

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“I’m Here…”: Peer To Friend: How To Help

What happens when one friend tells another that her depression recently worsened, to the point where she needed a hospital …

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Making The Virtual Care Shift Work — It’s All About The Technology

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The Digital Divide: One More Strategic Challenge

The pandemic has pushed both the health and human service field and the education field to virtual service models—and most don’t think either …

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Digital Technologies For Major Depressive Disorder: Follow-Up Discussion On The Use Of Digital Tools During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Adam Kaplin, MD, PhD, an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, …

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The Role Of Trauma & Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder In Eating Disorders, Food Addiction, & Obesity

Timothy D. Brewerton, MD, DFAPA, FAED, DFAACAP, discusses the mechanisms by which early-life trauma becomes biologically embedded in the brain, …

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Are You Where Your Consumers Are? Being Social On Social Media

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Future Of Health Care Beyond 2020 Series: Interview With C. Brendan Montano, MD

In this interview, C. Brendan Montano, MD, PsychU Primary Care Provider Section Advisor, discusses the future of health care beyond …

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Future of Health Care Beyond 2020 Series: Interview With Terence Ketter, MD

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Future of Health Care Beyond 2020 Series: Interview With Sara Jones, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP

In this interview, Sara Jones, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, PsychU Nurses Corner Section Advisor, discusses the future of health care …

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Future of Health Care Beyond 2020 Series: Interview With Jim Kenney, RPh, MBA

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Future Of Health Care Beyond 2020 Series: Interview With Joseph Goldberg, MD

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Future Of Health Care Beyond 2020 Series: Interview With Dwayne Mayes

In this interview, Dwayne Mayes, PsychU Patient and Caregiver Section Co-Advisor, discusses the future of health care beyond the COVID-19 …

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PANSS-6: A Tool For Measure-Based Care In Schizophrenia

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Effects Of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor & C-Reactive Protein On Cognitive Impairment In Schizophrenia: Existing Evidence

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Psychiatry Perspectives On Patient Care In A Post-Pandemic World (Part 2 Of 2-Part Series)

The novel coronavirus pandemic has had a substantial impact on mental health, as well as on its treatment. In the second part of a two-part webinar series on psychiatry perspectives in a post-pandemic world, Richard Weisler, MD, and Allan Chrisman, MD, build upon the dialogue of the pandemic’s impact on health care providers and first responders discussed in “Psychiatry Perspectives On COVID-19: Impact On Health Care Providers & First Responders And A Path Forward (Series 1 of 2)” and shift the focus to discuss the ways in which COVID-19 has affected individuals’ mental health and well-being. They also discuss new innovations and technological approaches to psychiatric patient care and identify effective treatment methods. Moderated by Phillip Lai, PharmD, BCPP, this webinar closes with Drs. Chrisman and Weisler charting a path forward out of the more lingering effects of COVID-19.

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Allan Chrisman, MD
Associate Professor Emeritus, Duke University School of Medicine

Richard Weisler, MD
Psychiatrist, Richard H. Weisler, MD & Associates; Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine; Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center

Phillip Lai, PharmD, BCPP
Medical Science Liaison, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

 

 

Allan Chrisman, MD, is an Associate Professor Emeritus at Duke University School of Medicine. During his 40 years of practice in general, adult, and child psychiatry, he worked on inpatient, residential, and outpatient settings. He practiced for nearly 14 years at Harvard Community Health Plan (a health maintenance organization [HMO]), where he was a consultant to pediatric and internal medicine practices. Since retiring, he has pursued his interest in disaster mental health as an American Red Cross Disaster Health Services & Disaster Mental Health Volunteer. Dr. Chrisman received his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine.

Richard Weisler, MD, has had a psychiatric practice since 1980 where he and his team follow more than 2,000 patients with a mixture of psychiatric disorders. He is an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine, where he has served for many years as Chairman of the Board of Visitors for the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Weisler also serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center. He received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology.

Phillip Lai, PharmD, BCPP, is a Medical Science Liaison with Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

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Important Findings About Suicide Risk & Eating Disorders

Individuals with eating disorders are at increased risk of suicide, compared with the general population. Some 20% of deaths among …

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HHS Extends COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Declaration

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The Impact Of COVID-19 On Individuals With PTSD: An Interview With Dr. Harry Croft

In this webinar, psychiatrist Harry Croft discusses with Medical Science Liaison, Nichole Neugebauer, how post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has increased …

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Two-Thirds Of Adults With High Deductible Health Plans Have A Health Savings Account; Most Do Not Contribute

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Necessity Is The Mother Of Invention: Innovation In A Crisis

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The Impact Of Social Media & Technology On Suicidality

Now more than ever, social media has become something that many of us rely on for engagement with others. In …

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How Can A Passing Stranger Intervene To Prevent A Suicide In A Public Place?

Every year, there are approximately 6,000 suicide deaths in the United Kingdom. Up to one-third of these occur in public …

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Sigma Mental Health Urgent Care Expands Telehealth Statewide In Texas

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Mental Health Education Roundtable: A Collaborative Discussion Among A Parent, Advocate & Educator: Follow-Up Q&A

During this question-and-answer session, Jessica Hull, MS, Amy Molloy, MSW, and Michael Townsend, MA, LMSW, respond to unanswered questions from …

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The Present & The Future May Be Virtual—But What Are The Rules?

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Recovery Access Coalition Launches To Advocate For Digital Therapeutics

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Mental Health Awareness: A Focus On Health Care Professional Risk Of Suicide & Stigma

Those in the medical professions are also at risk of suicide, suicidal ideation, and burnout. During this presentation, Drs. Becky …

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A Vicious Circle: Suicidality & Stigma

The irony is painful: Suicidal behavior is highly stigmatized, but stigma itself may increase suicidality. The complex, reciprocal relationship between …

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Medicare Proposes Allowing Continued Use Of Telehealth For Home Health Provider Organizations After COVID-19 Emergency Ends

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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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Measurement-Based Care In Psychiatry

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Psychiatric Resident Perspective Of The Impact Of The COVID-19 Pandemic From The U.S. Epicenter

In this podcast, Dr. Pallavi Joshi discusses COVID-19’s impact on her residency training and clinical practice with Jehan Marino, PharmD, …

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An Estimated 1.64 Million U.S. Non-Profit Workers Lost Jobs Due To COVID-19

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Behavioral Health HEDIS® Measures: An Annual Update From NCQA©

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) collects information on the performance of health care service delivery from health plans …

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How The U.S.’s Largest Safety-Net System Is Using Telehealth To Maintain Patient Care During COVID-19

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Robots As A Staffing ‘Force Multiplier’

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Global Health Care Robotics Market To Reach $11.44 Billion By 2023

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Measurement-Based Care In Psychiatry

Research has shown that when adding measurement-based care tools to usual care, including psychiatric care, significant improvement in patient outcomes …

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Shatterproof Releases National Addiction Stigma Strategy As The COVID-19 Pandemic Continues To Worsen The Addiction Public Health Crisis

Shatterproof, a national non-profit organization dedicated to reversing the addiction crisis in the United States, released its national strategy the …

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Use Of Second-Generation Antipsychotics For Bipolar Disorder Rose From 12% To 51% Over 20 Years

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Mindfulness Meditation In Mental Health

Over the last few decades, mindfulness meditation has increased in popularity. In this presentation, Elizabeth DiNapoli, PhD, Medical Science Liaison, …

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Meditation App Headspace Adds $48 Million In Funding

Headspace Inc. has added another nearly $48 million to its offerings during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health crisis. …

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“I’m Here…”: Helping Those With Mood Disorders

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Mindstrong Announces $100 Million Funding Round To Scale Its Virtual Mental Health Care & Digital Symptom Measurement Offering

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CDPHP, Valera Health Expand Tele-Mental Health Services To Support Members In Need

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Too Much Health Care?

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Psychological Distress Greater In 2020 Compared With 2018

A survey conducted between April 7 and April 13, 2020, revealed significantly greater rates of psychological distress compared with 2018 …

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Ready For The Digital Health Revolution? Note: It’s Not Just Telehealth

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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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The EARLY Clinic Program: Treating First-Episode Psychosis

This informative recording features Mauricio Tohen, MD, DrPH, MBA, Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the …

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Maternal Mood & Anxiety Disorders

This podcast features Dr. Lisa Weinstock, a reproductive and perinatal psychiatrist, discussing mood and anxiety disorders during pregnancy and in …

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eHome Counseling Group Expands Innovative Virtual PTSD Treatment Program

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Population Density & Genetic Risk For Schizophrenia

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Centerstone Introducing New Zero Suicide Initiative

Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, is introducing a zero-suicide initiative at its locations in Illinois. While Centerstone …

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New Service Lines, New Measures

As executive teams look to diversify, there is one challenge that comes with every new service—identifying and managing new performance …

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HHS Eliminates Protection From Health Care Discrimination Based On Gender Identity

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Psychological First Aid By Nurses, For Nurses: A Conversation With Alan “Tony” Amberg: Companion Video 1

In this first of two companion videos to the popular webinar entitled “Psychological First Aid By Nurses, For Nurses: A …

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A Digital Leader Living In A Digital World

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For Crisis Recovery, The Best Defense Is A Good Offense

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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, …

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Follow-Up Mental Health Visits Lower Among Those With Substance Addiction

Follow-up mental health visits, within 14 days after emergency department contact, are lower among those with substance addiction than those …

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Victimization, Discrimination & Suicide Risk In LGBTQ College Students

LGBTQ college students may be especially vulnerable to suicide. It is the second leading cause of death among college students, …

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Mental Health Education: A Discussion With A Psychiatrist

This podcast features Madhukar Trivedi, MD, and Kim Lonergan, RN, MSN, discussing mental health education around the globe. Their conversation …

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Medication Adherence During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Medication adherence has proven challenging for many individuals during the coronavirus pandemic. For all the convenience offered by virtual visits, …

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Comorbid Relationship Effects On Psychosocial Functioning In Bipolar Disorder

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The Pandemic Could Lead To 75,000 Additional Deaths From Substance Misuse & Suicide Over 10 Years

The coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic could lead to approximately 75,000 additional deaths over the next decade from both …

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Factors Associated With Violent Suicide Attempts In Patients With Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder has been categorized as one of the top 10 most disabling conditions in the world, and among those …

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COVID-19 Basics: What Pharmacy Personnel Need to Know During the COVID-19 Crisis

As an essential healthcare provider, being informed on the most current information about the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is critically …

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For Better Or Worse? Bridging The Care Continuum For Mental Health Services In Our New Reality

Navigating the health care system, particularly mental health services, is a daunting task during “normal” times. Facing the fluidity and …

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Population Health: Clinical & Administrative Implications

Optimizing both population health and individual patient care will require major changes in how health care is delivered, starting with …

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The Implications Of COVID-19 For Mental Health & Substance Use

The following is a summary of Panchal N., et al. The Implications of COVID-19 for Mental Health and Substance Use. …

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New Roles For A Pharmacist Near You

We are 13 weeks into the pandemic crisis. For executives of health and human service organizations, the question is how …

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NCQA Adjusts HEDIS Quality Measures Due To COVID-19 Pandemic-Driven Telehealth Surge

On June 5, 2020, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced adjustments to 40 Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information …

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Take A Stand On Racial Injustice: Perspectives From Mental Health Experts In Advocacy & Psychiatric Health Care

This timely and deeply affecting webinar features distinguished mental health thought leaders sharing the impact of racism and its trauma …

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U.N. Warns Of Global Mental Health Crisis Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

On May 13, 2020, the United Nations (UN) issued a warning that the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic could create …

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Bipolar Section Advisor Perspective On The COVID-19 Pandemic An Interview With Dr. Joseph Goldberg

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About 90% Of Physicians Worldwide Are Treating Consumers Remotely

About 90% of physicians in nine countries, including the United States, said that they or a colleague are participating in …

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Psychological First Aid By Nurses, For Nurses: A Conversation With Alan “Tony” Amberg

Nurses are incredibly resilient, but the COVID-19 pandemic has imposed significant challenges to those in the profession. Alan “Tony” Amberg, …

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The Global Impact Of The Novel Coronavirus Pandemic On Mental Health & Suicide

In this webinar, psychiatrist Roger S. McIntyre discusses with Senior Medical Science Liaison Kimberly Lonergan the psychological impact of COVID-19 …

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Humana & National Quality Forum Say New Value-Based Payment Models Should Include Social Risks

As payers move toward population-based payment models, the National Qualify Forum (NQF) and Humana believe that the models should evaluate …

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Impact Of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) On Mental Health Of Children

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on children across the nation due to school closures and other factors. Many …

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Nearly Two-Thirds Of Employees Worldwide Report High Levels Of Stress Due To COVID-19

About 65.9% of employees surveyed in Australia, France, Germany, New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States said …

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The Global Pulse Of eMental Health Trends In Resource-Strapped Locales

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U.S. Suicide Rate Rose 35% From 1999 Through 2018

Between 1999 and 2018, the suicide rate in the United States rose by 35%, from 10.5 per 100,000 population in …

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35.1% Of U.S. Workers Report Work-Related Health Problems

About 35.1% of workers in the United States as of 2018 experienced work-related health problem. The most common problem was …

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Bipolar Disorder’s Impact On Patients & Clinicians During COVID-19

Dr. Terence Ketter shares his thoughts on treating patients with bipolar disorder during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Ketter explains what …

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Hormones & Depression: What We Know & What Is On The Horizon

It is an exciting time for the field of psychiatry and general neuroscience. In the past few decades, there has …

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National COVID-19 Death Statistics Show Racial Impact Disparity

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Managing Mental Health During & In The Aftermath Of A Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has exerted significant effects on mental health. The prescription of anti-anxiety and antidepressant medications has increased, as …

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The Effect Of A National Pandemic On The Patient With Bipolar Disorder

Join Dr. Joseph Goldberg and Dr. Terence Ketter for a wide-ranging discussion with Dri Wang, PharmD, a Senior Medical Science …

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National Quality Forum Endorses Four Behavioral Health Measures

National Quality Forum recently endorsed four behavioral health quality measures. The measures address maximum hours of physical restraint use or …

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The Psychological Impact Of COVID-19 On Health Care Workers At Tongji Hospital In Wuhan

Note from the original article posting: “This article is a preprint and has not been peer-reviewed. It reports new medical …

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Are Interventions For Reducing Stigma Toward People With Severe Mental Illness Effective?

People with severe mental illnesses—including schizophrenia, psychosis, and bipolar disorder—often experience serious social and economic hardship because of their illness. …

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The Role Of Nurses In Reducing Stigma Associated With Mental Health Conditions

Nurses are uniquely qualified to educate and inform others, provide support, and take specific action to reduce stigmatizing practices and …

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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 …

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Fighting Loneliness In Social Distancing: A Conversation With Dr. Gaurava Agarwal

Dr. Gaurava Agarwal discusses the effect of social distancing, including loneliness, which he breaks down into three categories. He also …

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The Negative Psychological Effects Of Quarantining & How To Mitigate Them

Quarantine measures due to the COVID-19 outbreak are sweeping the globe. With widespread mandates in effect to shelter in place, …

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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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Substance Use Disorder Amid Pandemic

“Ninety meetings in 90 days”: This is one mantra repeated to and by many individuals early in recovery from substance …

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

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Law Enforcement Using Electronic Health Data To Aid In Physician Investigations

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CDC Issues Interim Workplace Safety Practices For Critical Infrastructure Workers Exposed To COVID-19

On April 8, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued interim workplace safety practices for critical infrastructure …

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Substance Use & The Novel Coronavirus Pandemic: A Conversation With The Experts

The COVID-19 crisis may be having a profound impact on the mental health of individuals worldwide. For those living with …

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Perspectives Of A Caregiver: Suicide & Safety Questions

This podcast highlights Kathy Day’s experience as a caregiver to her relative with mental illness. Ms. Day answers questions relating …

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Primary Care Physician Practices Needed A Median Of 8.2 Months To Report Electronic Clinical Quality Measures

Primary care physician (PCP) practices reporting on electronic clinical quality measures (eCQM) for an evidence-based cardiovascular care approach took a …

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Almost 50% Of Hospitals Use Information Received Electronically From Outside Their Health System

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Patient & Family Guide To The CANMAT & ISBD Guidelines On The Management Of Bipolar Disorder

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Well Being Trust Urges Changes To U.S. Behavioral Health Policy To Improve Assessment & Access To Care

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Telemedicine In The Treatment Of Substance Use Disorder: Clinical & Payer Implications

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Telemedicine In The Treatment Of Substance Use Disorder

Some 21 million people in the United States have a substance use disorder (SUD) related to their use of alcohol, …

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A Snapshot Of Telemedicine In One State: Clinical & Payer Implications

Jane Guo, MBA, PharmD, is a Managed Market Liaison­, Northeastern Region, with Otsuka. Her career started in retail pharmacy. She …

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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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American Foundation Of Suicide Prevention

The American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (AFSP) has been a supporting organization of PsychU since 2018. Dr. Jill Harkavy-Freidman sat …

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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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Impact Of Novel Coronavirus Pandemic On Mental Health

The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t affecting physical health only; it has an impact on mental health as well. In this webinar, Paul …

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Ask The Peer Support Specialist: Self-Medication & Substance Abuse

In this interview, Dwayne Mayes sits down with PsychU to explain why individuals may engage in self-medication and substance abuse, …

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Telepsychiatry-Enabled Perinatal Integrated Care Improves Consumer Access & Engagement With Behavioral Health

The first-known telepsychiatry-enabled model of perinatal integrated care resulted in a 100% perinatal/postpartum depression screening rate, and a higher than …

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Caregiver Wellness & Self-Care

Renée Cavallaro, a licensed clinical social worker, explains wellness and self-care, as well as why both are important for caregivers. …

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Substance Abuse, Mental Illness The Largest Predictors Of Frequent ED Use

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) OF 2010 was the largest expansion of health services in the United States in more …

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Trends In Mental Health Treatment & Psychological Distress: How Related?

The opioid use crisis. Rising suicidality. Greater treatment by antidepressants and other psychotropic medications. An increased utilization of mental health …

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Digital Health Sensors For Mental Healthcare: Potential Benefits & Guidelines

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The CHOICE–D Patient & Family Guide To Depression Treatment

The information in this guide is drawn from The Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT) 2016 Clinical Guidelines …

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Leveraging Digital Technology For Better Mental Health Care

Despite vast improvements in diagnosis and treatment over the last half-century, mental illness is underdiagnosed and undertreated.
The reasons are many …

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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 …

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Mental Health America: Bell Seal For Workplace Mental Health

Employees want workplaces that are stable, supportive, and less stressful. Employers want employees who are engaged, productive, and loyal. By …

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Q&A: When An Eating Disorder Resolves, What Happens With Its Behavioral Comorbidities?

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FCC Unanimously Approves ‘988’ As National Suicide Prevention Hotline

On December 12, 2019, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unanimously approved “988” as the official phone number for suicide …

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Understanding & Managing Combat-Related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Dr. Croft provides insight into civilian medical and mental health service providers treating veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Dr. …

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Challenges Evaluating Engagement In Mental Health Mobile Apps

Smartphones are nearly ubiquitous features of modern American life. Findings from a January 2018 Core Trends Survey from the Pew …

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Innovations In Mental Health Service Delivery & Implications For Providers

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Perspectives Of A Caregiver: Digital Health Questions

This podcast highlights Kathy Day’s experience as a caregiver for a relative with serious mental illness. Ms. Day offers her …

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Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Is A Cost-Effective Intervention For Soldiers At-Risk Of Suicide

Brief cognitive behavioral therapy (BCBT) is a cost-effective intervention for active-duty soldiers who are at risk of suicide. Using the …

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Challenges & Opportunities For Comorbid Substance Use Disorder & Major Depressive Disorder

There are approximately 8.5 million adults living in the United States with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorder (SUD).1 …

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Challenges & Opportunities For Comorbid Substance Use Disorder & Major Depressive Disorder

There are approximately 8.5 million adults living in the United States with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorder (SUD).1 …

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Workplace Mental Health Programs Drive Significant ROI

Workplace mental health programs drive significant return-on-investment (ROI). Workplace mental health programs at seven large Canadian companies earned a median …

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Absence of Major Depression & Substance Use Disorder More Likely After Recovery From Eating Disorder

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NQF Recommendations For Social Determinants Includes Standardized Measures & Value-Based Payment

The National Quality Forum (NQF) has recommended policy alignment, payment innovation, and standardizing data collection in effort to address social …

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Innovative Approaches In Expanding Access To Behavioral Health Care

Multiple factors continue to drive health plan, health care providers, and other stakeholders to find innovative ways to expand access …

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Crossing The Social Determinants Divide

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Positive Childhood Experiences Linked To Lower Likelihood Of Adult Depression & Poor Mental Health

People who reported more positive childhood experiences such as supportive family interactions, caring relationships with friends, and connections in the …

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Making Trauma-Informed Care A Scalable Reality

Trauma gets a lot of attention in health and human services. We know that one in six adults have four …

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Veteran Suicide Rate At 1.5 Times That For Non-Veteran Adults

In 2017, the rate of veteran suicide was 1.5 times that for non-veteran adults, after adjusting for age and sex. …

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Sleep In Behavioral Health

In this podcast, Sana Johnson-Quijada, MD, highlights the importance of sleep in overall behavioral health and discusses goals for better …

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Suicide Awareness & Prevention

Dr. Nicole Meade discusses suicide awareness and prevention, a topic that is extremely important to our community. Dr. Meade examines …

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AMA 2020 CPT Code Update Includes Six New Digital Health Codes

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Tackling Opioid Addiction: A Case Study With Shatterproof & Kolmac Clinic

In 2017, there were approximately 48,000 individuals who died from an opioid-related overdose.1 Dr. George Kolodner discusses how the Kolmac …

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A Clinical Discussion Of Mixed States In Bipolar Disorder

Mixed states in Bipolar Depression entail simultaneous occurrence of both manic and depressive symptoms.1 In the fifth edition of the …

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Stressful Life Experiences Among Middle-Aged Women Linked To Greater Cognitive Decline

Stressful life experiences are linked to greater memory decline later in life among middle-aged women, but not men. For women, …

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The Interplay Between The Gut Microbiome, Inflammation, Reproductive Hormones, & Mood Disorders

The role of immunity has evolved alongside human development.1 Society has shifted from a transient, hunter-gatherer lifestyle to stagnant, modern-day …

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The Top Health Plan Digital Health Tools

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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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Building A Trauma-Informed Network—One Health Plan’s Approach

The effects of trauma have been in the headlines too much over the past few weeks. Most recently, trauma from …

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Preventing Suicide in the Clinical Setting: Reasons for Hope

Worldwide, nearly 800,000 people die of suicide each year.1 In this webinar, effective suicide prevention strategies, such as placing a …

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Proposed Roles Of Modulating Norepinephrine In Psychiatric Illnesses

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Under Kentucky Medicaid Work Requirements, About 15% Of Non-Exempt Beneficiaries Would Fail To Meet Criteria

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Behavioral Health HEDIS® Measures: An Annual Update From NCQA©

The most-used tool in health care for improving performance is the Healthcare Effectiveness Data Information Set (HEDIS®). HEDIS® asks how …

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The Impact Of Opioid Use Disorders & The National Response

The opioid crisis in the U.S. has been well documented over the past several years. Sections of the country have …

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Addressing Social Determinants: Impacting Health & Wellness Beyond Traditional Medicine (SDoH Series Part 1)

Social determinants of health (SDoH) – like socioeconomic status, education, neighborhood and physical environment, employment, social support networks, and access …

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Where Wellness & Prevention Fit In A Value-Based World

In a recent piece on strategies for making the transition to value-based contracting for executives of bed-based provider organizations, Moving …

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Using Holistic Strategies To Improve Outcomes In Mood Disorders

Mood disorders are highly prevalent and a leading cause of disability in patients worldwide. Approved pharmacologic treatments are not adequate …

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Use Of Digital Health Activity Trackers Linked To Better Medication Adherence

People who use digital health activity trackers tend to be more adherent in taking medications prescribed for chronic health conditions. …

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28 Health Systems Participating In Medicaid Behavioral Health Transformation Project

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Consumer Engagement Tech—No Reward Without Risk

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Speaking Out About Self-Disclosure & Stigma: An Interview With Caroline Harris, BS, MSW(c)

Individuals living with mental health diagnoses are often marginalized by society, and stigmatization and discrimination may form a barrier to …

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Exercise Activates Memory Neural Networks In Older Adults

A study of cognitively healthy older adults showed that just one session of moderately intense exercise increased activation in the …

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Resources & Provider Strategies To Address The U.S. Opioid Crisis

Where can clinicians find resources about opioid use disorder and evidence-based practices for opioid prescribing? What role can a primary …

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Lyft Launches Nationwide Low-Income Grocery Program

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Mental Health Awareness: A Focus On Suicide & Stigma

Listen in as Dr. Rachel Self and Dr. Bryan Archuleta dive into the importance of raising mental health awareness and …

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Giving Mental Illness A Voice: Patient Perspectives On Self-Disclosure & Stigma

Individuals living with mental illness often struggle with disclosing their mental health condition to others like friends, family, and employers, …

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Is It Suicide Risk Or Risk Of Psychiatric Illness? Re-Examining The Nature Of Sex-Specific Suicide Risk Factors

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MDD Lifetime Occurrence For Women: Retrospective Analysis Indicates Adverse Adolescent Experiences Involving Emotional Neglect A Risk Factor

Background & Purpose

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) indicates that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), also referred to …

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What’s Wrong With Patient Portals?

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Behavioral & Physical Health Integration: Barriers & Best Practices

Integrated care isn’t a new concept. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, integrated care helps patients and providers …

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Co-Occurring SUD: Prevalence & Treatment Among Our Community’s Patient Population

In April 2019 we asked the PsychU Community about their experience of co-occurring substance use disorders (SUD) within their patient …

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The Opioid Crisis: Perspectives From Addiction Specialists In Primary Care & Psychiatry

The United States is currently experiencing an opioid epidemic, impacting health care providers across all specialties, including those working in …

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Follow Up Q&A With Dr. Torrington – The Opioid Crisis: Perspectives From Addiction Specialists In Primary Care & Psychiatry

During this question and answer session, Dr. Matthew Torrington responds to unanswered questions from the PsychU webinar, “The Opioid Crisis: …

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Brief Risk Interview© (BRI)

The Brief Risk Interview© (BRI) was developed as a protocol to determine potential patient risk of violating a treatment agreement …

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Addressing The U.S. Opioid Epidemic: The Role Of The Primary Care Provider

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), every day more than 130 individuals within the United States die …

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Women Have 374.8 Opioid-Related Hospital Stays Per 100,000 Population

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Gender Differences In Depression

The prevalence of depressive disorders is higher in women than men. Why? Many factors are thought to contribute to the …

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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, …

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Resilience: How Nature & Nurture Shape Us

Why any given experience should induce one person to adapt, while another is edged toward a maladaptive stress response that …

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How Do Medicaid Directors Think About Quality, Budgets, & Innovation?

I think that the executives managing Medicaid programs have one of the toughest jobs in the field. All the regulations, …

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Trauma Informed Care: Relevance In Primary Care & Mental Health Settings

In this interview, Dr. Bahr describes trauma informed care and why health care providers should be aware of and implement …

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Joint Commission Requires Hospitals To Screen For Suicide Risk

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Webinar Summary – The Art Of Clinical Assessment In Patients With Bipolar Disorder

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Eight Effective Strategies Identified For Improving Workplace Mental Health

Eight strategies have the potential for improving workplace mental health and reduce absenteeism and presenteeism, which refers to the productivity …

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Practical Application Of Tools For Measurement-Based Care: Suicide Risk Screening

In this series of interviews, Sloan Manning, MD, discusses a variety of screening tools that may be used in primary …

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Accountable Care & The Complex Consumer

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Cancer Risk Factors In Young Adults: Do Mental Health Problems Play A Role?

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Suicide Rates In The United States: Does Geography Matter?

Background & Methodology
After declining since 1986, the suicide rate in the United States has increased during 2000- 2015. Approximately 600,000 …

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Key Findings From The PsychU 2018 National Suicide Forum

Since its inception in 2014, Otsuka’s PsychU mental health community and knowledge center has offered a wealth of resources and …

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Addressing Acute Stress Reactions After Exposure To Trauma Or Crisis: Evidence For The SIX C Psychological First Aid Model

Background & Purpose
Natural disasters and mass casualty incidents are known to cause fear, anxiety, and a sense of threat in …

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The Use Of Psychopharmacology In Treatment For Depression In Pregnant & Nursing Women

In this interview, Jennifer Payne, MD, discusses common misconceptions surrounding the use of psychotropic medications to treat major depression or …

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Health Plans Using Innovation, Collaboration To Address Quality Measures

With nearly 90% of the U.S. population insured through managed care, there is fierce competition among health plans to demonstrate …

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Practical Application Of Tools For Measurement-Based Care: CIDI-3.0

In this series of interviews, Sloan Manning, MD, discusses a variety of screening tools that may be used in primary …

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Practical Application Of Tools For Measurement-Based Care: WHO-5

In this series of interviews, Sloan Manning, MD, discusses a variety of screening tools that may be used in primary …

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Integration, Interoperability & Consumer Engagement

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CMS Deletes 18 Performance Measures From Quality & Value-Based Purchasing Programs

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has deleted 18 performance measures from four performance measurement programs. The four …

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Webinar Summary – The Aftermath Of Suicide: What Can Be Done & How Should We Talk About It?

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

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The Aftermath Of Suicide: What Can Be Done & How Should We Talk About It?

Recent Center for Disease Control statistics indicate a 28% rise in suicide-related deaths between 1999-2016 in the United States. Suicide …

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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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Suicide Awareness & Prevention – A Psychiatrist’s Perspective

In this interview, hear from William Coryell, MD, the George Winokur Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa Carver …

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Six Policy Domains Identified To Assure Equity In Value-Based Payment Arrangements For Underserved Populations

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The Wellness Interventions For Life’s Demands (WILD-5) HERO Wellness Scale

Wellness Interventions for Life’s Demands (WILD-5) Wellness Program is a unique, five-element mental wellness program focused on self-directed, daily interventions …

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Suicide Awareness & Prevention – An Advocate’s Perspective

Listen in to this interview with Christine Moutier, MD, psychiatrist and Chief Medical Officer for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, …

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Suicide Awareness & Prevention – A Psychologist’s Perspective

In this interview, hear from Julie Cerel, PhD, President of the American Association of Suicidology, Professor in the College of …

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Suicide Awareness & Prevention – An Ally’s Perspective

Listen in to this interview with Allen Doederlein, Executive Vice President of External Affairs, Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) …

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The Evolution Of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Focus On Diagnostic, Evaluation, & Treatment Advances

During this webinar William Sauvé, MD, Regional Medical Director at Greenbrook TMS Neurohealth in Glen Allen, Virginia and Steven Szabo, …

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9.3% Of Older Adults Were Below The Poverty Level In 2016

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Closing The Gaps In Preventive Care: Clinician Beliefs & Organizational Facilitators

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Debriefing After A Traumatic Event: Self-Care For Emergency Health Care Professionals

Kim Lonergan, RN, MSN, Medical Science Liaison (MSL) for Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. (OPDC), has served as a …

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Rapid Return To The Emergency Department For Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment: How Often Does It Happen, & Why?

Background & Methodology
In the United States, emergency department (ED) visits due to mental health and substance abuse (MHSA) conditions have …

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The Interplay Between Sleep & Bipolar Disorder

Sleep can be disrupted in all stages of bipolar disorder, including in euthymic patients, and may be a predictor of …

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Avoiding Burnout: Learning To Live & Work Well In Health Care

Health care professionals involved in the care of patients with mental health issues, including physicians, nurses, social workers, and others, …

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Addressing The Social Determinants Of Health With Income Assistance

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From Consumer Engagement To Consumer Activation

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Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs): A New Approach To Providing Mental Health & Addiction Treatment

Certified Community Behavioral Health Centers (CCBHCs) were established as a demonstration program under the federal Protecting Access to Medicare Act …

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Focus On Wellness: Fighting Provider Burnout – Finding The Balance (Part 2 Of 2)

In this two-part series, Pamela Arenella, MD, Director of Residency Training & Vice Chair for Education, University of New Mexico …

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Focus On Wellness: Fighting Provider Burnout – Recognizing The Risk (Part 1 Of 2)

In this two-part series, Pamela Arenella, MD, Director of Residency Training & Vice Chair for Education, University of New Mexico …

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Webinar Summary – Update On The Role Of Gut Microbiota Modulation For The Treatment & Prevention Of Mood & Anxiety

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Update On The Role Of Gut Microbiota Modulation For The Treatment & Prevention Of Mood & Anxiety

In this webinar, experts Roger McIntyre, MD, FRCPC, Professor of Psychiatry & Pharmacology at the University of Toronto, Head of …

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Can Sleep Loss Trigger Mood Episodes In Bipolar Disorder?

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Implementing Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment Programs: A Case Study

When substance use disorder and mental illness occur together, affected individuals may be more susceptible to poor physical health, relapse, …

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The Power Of Mental Wellness: Wellness In Psychiatry

Data from a 30-day prescriptive wellness program supports the clinical repercussions of neglecting a targeted wellness strategy in the care …

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How Technology Is Changing Case Management

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Women Who Experience Trauma Are At Higher Risk Of Developing Lupus

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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 …

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Health Care Disparities Common For Ohio Adults With Developmental Disabilities

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Consumer Satisfaction, Consumer Engagement & Shared Decisionmaking

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Substance Abuse In Patients With Bipolar Disorder: A Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis

Key Messages

Understanding the associated risk factors for substance use disorder (SUD) in patients with bipolar disorder (BD) is an important …

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How Gender Affects The Treatment Of Psychosis: A Systematic Review

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Stigma In Mental Health: Cultural Considerations In The Hispanic Community

In this interview, Francisco Moreno, MD, Professor of Psychiatry at University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, and Associate …

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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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Using Measurement-Based Care To Improve Addiction Treatment – An Interview With Joanna Conti, MS

Researchers have defined measurement-based care (MBC) as the practice of using patient-reported data to inform clinical care. MBC is an …

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New Hampshire To Launch Integrated Medication-Assisted Treatment Services for Pregnant & Post-Partum Women

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services (BDAS) is preparing to …

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Suicide Risk Screening In Health Care Settings: Identifying Males & Females At Risk

Key Messages

More males than females die from suicide, but females are more likely to consider or think about suicide.
The Joint …

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A Discussion Of Bipolar Disorder Progression & Self-Maintenance With Rudy Moni, BA, CRSP, Peer Support Associate

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Well-Being Of U.S. Millennial Women In The United States Lower Than Other Generations

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Head Start-Based Problem Solving Program Helped Prevent Maternal Depression

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Virtual Forum Summary: Impending Signs Of Psychosis: Focus On Caregiver & Patient Engagement

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Virtual Forum Summary: Engaged Practice: Methods For Managing The Complexity Of Bipolar Disorder & Related Conditions

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Federal Court Strikes Down Wisconsin Law That Allowed For Detention Of Pregnant Women For Alleged Substance Use

On April 28, 2017, a federal court ruled that a Wisconsin law intended to protect unborn children from harm from alcohol …

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Williamsville Wellness Launches Online Program, smart IOP For Substance Abuse Recovery

Williamsville Wellness in the Richmond suburb of Hanover, Virginia has launched an online intensive outpatient program for substance abuse recovery …

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Webinar Summary – Impending Signs of Psychosis: Focus on Caregiver & Patient Engagement

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

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Impending Signs Of Psychosis: Focus On Caregiver & Patient Engagement

The majority of individuals who experience psychosis in schizophrenia will eventually relapse, making an individual’s ability to identify early warning …

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Antidepressant Drug-Induced Sexual Dysfunction

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Social Risk & The ‘Value’ Of Health Care

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Webinar Summary – Is It MDD Or Bipolar Disorder?

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Follow Up Q&A – Co-Occurrence Of Substance Use Disorders With Mood Disorders & Psychosis

During this question and answer session, Rebecca Roma, MD and Robert Nelson, MD, respond to unanswered questions from their webinar …

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Co-Occurrence Of Substance Use Disorders With Mood Disorders & Psychosis

During this webinar Rebecca Roma, MD, Medical Director of the Community Treatment Team at Mercy Behavioral Health; and Robin Nelson, …

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Hospital Readmission Risk Due To Socioeconomic Factors Varies By Condition

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Webinar Summary – Bipolar Disorder: Importance Of Residual Symptoms & Impact On Outcomes

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Women Discharged From Psychiatric Hospitalization At Higher Risk Of Self-Harm Post-Discharge

Women discharged from a psychiatric hospitalization are at 28% higher risk of self-harm during the first 90-days post-discharge than men. …

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Community-Based Providers In A Value-Based World

Greetings from Albany, where I had the opportunity to deliver the opening keynote, “Health Care’s Value-Based Environment: Strategies For Behavioral …

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Racial/Ethnic Disparities In Access To Mental Health Care Increased Between 2004 & 2012

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‘I’ve Demonstrated What Works’ – Now What?

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Is Consumer Engagement A Habit At Your Organization?

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Helping Low-Income Consumers Access The Resources They Need

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Poverty Really Does Matter When It Comes To Health Care Spending

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Webinar Summary – Patient Engagement In Mental Health: Strategies To Improve Care

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Patient Engagement In Mental Health: Strategies To Improve Care

Patient engagement is an important issue in mental illness. Studies have reported that 18-67% of patients with mental illness failed …

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Mental Health Diagnoses & Treatment Rates Vary Significantly With Race & Ethnicity

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Helping The Consumers Who Need Income Assistance Navigate SSI & SSDI

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Summary Of Urban Versus Rural Residence & The Prevalence Of Depression & Mood Disorder Among African-American Women & Non-Hispanic White Women

Introduction
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is thought to be one of the most debilitating mental illnesses in the United States.[i] While …

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Worldwide, Women Are Disproportionately Affected By Dementia Than Men

Worldwide, women are more likely to be affected by dementia than men. Women represent the majority of people living with …

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