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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 resource for patients and caregivers on PAD. The goal is to provide a general idea of what is a PAD and who may benefit from it. Additionally, the document will review some considerations about preparation and present PAD as a means for patient empowerment and engagement. Once introduced to this document, the reader should be encouraged to pursue researching PAD further through the references and the accompanying Interview to be posted on PsychU Patient and Caregiver microsite. This is developed by CNS MSL Sucharita Somkuwar, Ph.D. with feedback from Dr. Leon Ravin, a PsychU speaker and an advocate for PAD, and from Kathy Day, PsychU Section Advisor for Patient and Caregiver Microsite.

Dr. Sucharita Somkuwar is a paid employee of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

PsychU is supported by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. (OPDC), Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. (OAPI), and Lundbeck, LLC – committed supporters of the mental health treatment community. The opinions expressed by PsychU’s contributors are their own and are not endorsed or recommended by PsychU or its sponsors. The information provided through PsychU is intended for the educational benefit of mental health care professionals and others who support mental health care. It is not intended as, nor is it a substitute for, medical care, advice, or professional diagnosis. Health care professionals should use their independent medical judgement when reviewing PsychU’s educational resources. Users seeking medical advice should consult with a health care professional. No CME or CEU credits are available through any of the resources provided by PsychU. Some of the contributors may be paid consultants for OPDC, OAPI, and / or Lundbeck, LLC.

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