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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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.
 
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A recent study has revealed that just under half of the US population fears random mass shootings and terrorist attacks. 
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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
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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.
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The study aimed to determine the association between antidepressant classes, types, and duration of use during pregnancy and the risk of gestational diabetes.
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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.
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Julie Johnson, Dean of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, on the ways pharmacogenetics can be utilized for mental health.
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Older women with breast cancer who have a concurrent mental health condition are more likely to use opioids and have worse survival outcomes.
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Tera Moore, PharmD, explains the importance of full integration for psychiatric pharmacist providers across the full mental health continuum of care.
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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.
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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.
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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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