Mental Health

The Pharmacy Times® Mental Health resource center provides a home where metal 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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Asenapine Approved as First Transdermal Patch for Treatment of Schizophrenia
Officials from the FDA have approved Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc.’s asenapine (Secuado) transdermal system, which is the first-and-only transdermal patch for the treatment of adults with schizophrenia, according to the company.
Study Reveals Public Perceptions of Dangerousness and Mental Illness
A recent study has revealed that just under half of the US population fears random mass shootings and terrorist attacks. 
Fast-Acting Nasal Spray An Option For Treatment-Resistant Depression
The Pacific Ketamine Institute is now offering esketamine nasal spray (Spravato, Johnson & Johnson) for the treatment of patients who don't respond well to traditional oral antidepressants. It is a prescription medication to be used alongside an oral antidepressant.1
National Alliance on Mental Illness Releases Free Online Class
NAMI Basics OnDemand is an adaptation of the in-person NAMI Basics, a free, 6-session education program for parents, caregivers, and other family who provide care for adolescents aged 22 years or younger who are experiencing mental health symptoms.
Study Links Antidepressants and Risk of Gestational Diabetes
The study aimed to determine the association between antidepressant classes, types, and duration of use during pregnancy and the risk of gestational diabetes.
NIH-Funded Research Centers Launched with Focus on Alzheimer Drug Development
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) has launched 2 new research centers, the Alzheimer Centers for the Discovery of New Medicines, designed to diversify and strengthen the Alzheimer disease drug development pipeline.
Utilizing Pharmacogenetics for Mental Health
Julie Johnson, Dean of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, on the ways pharmacogenetics can be utilized for mental health.
Mental Health Comorbidity Tied to Opioid Use, Lower Survival in Breast Cancer
Older women with breast cancer who have a concurrent mental health condition are more likely to use opioids and have worse survival outcomes.
Integrating Psychiatric Pharmacist Providers Across the Mental Health Continuum of Care
Tera Moore, PharmD, explains the importance of full integration for psychiatric pharmacist providers across the full mental health continuum of care.
The Pharmacist's Value in Pharmacogenetic Testing for Mental Health
As medication experts, pharmacists can use their knowledge regarding drug-drug interactions to help providers select more appropriate medications for patients right from the start.
Step-by-Step Is the Ticket to Better Control of Depression
Patients diagnosed with depression need a team of clinicians to provide support and encouragement. For pharmacists, this translates into a need to provide counseling that addresses a patient’s daily challenges, ability to seek and escalate treatment, and capacity to remain adherent.
Genomind Expands Mental Health Genetic Testing
Genomind is expanding its mental health genetic testing services with the addition of Genomind Professional PGx Express, which provides a more focused report and set of services to enhance the preexisting mental health genetic test.
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