Mental Health

The Pharmacy Times® Mental Health resource center provides a home where mental health experts and pharmacists can meet to learn about the latest clinical news from the field. With articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content, this is a one-stop shop for folks in both professions.

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This group of health care professionals has experienced the burdens associated with increased patient demands, the potential for exposure, and shifting role expectations.
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Caplyta is an oral, once daily medicine approved for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults.
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As accessible health providers, pharmacists are well positioned to assist young people who have mental health issues.
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Medication adherence is essential to avoid serious consequences, such as attempted suicide.
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Megan Maroney, PharmD, BCPP, clinical associate professor, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey; clinical psychiatric pharmacist, Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ, discusses how to navigate data on medications with higher risks of suicidality and depression. 
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Megan Maroney, PharmD, BCPP, clinical associate professor, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey; clinical psychiatric pharmacist, Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, New Jersey, discusses several risk factors for patients on medications with higher risks of suicidality and depression. 
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Megan Maroney, PharmD, BCPP, clinical associate professor, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey; clinical psychiatric pharmacist, Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ, explains several tips for safely monitoring patients who are on medications with higher risks of suicidality and depression. 
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Almost one-third of those who suffer are treatment resistant, which can pose challenges.
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PTSD can have debilitating effects, including flashbacks, nightmares, and extreme anxiety.
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Megan Maroney, PharmD, BCPP, clinical associate professor, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey; clinical psychiatric pharmacist, Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ, discusses the higher risk for potential adverse effects of suicidal ideation and behavior, and depression in younger patients. 
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The researchers found that the likelihood of being hospitalized for a somatic disease was just as high during the periods when the patients were on antipsychotic drugs as when they were not; however, the differences in mortality were clear.