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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Caplyta is an atypical antipsychotic and is thought to exert its effect through a combination of antagonist activity at central serotonin 5-HT2A receptors and postsynaptic antagonist activity at central dopamine D2 receptors.
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At the 2020 Virtual Conference on Pediatric Health Care, Dawn Garzon Maaks, discussed important elements in the diagnosis and treatment of tics in children with ADHD.
 
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Even if they don’t contract the disease, patients living with obesity have found the pandemic to be harmful to their emotional and physical health.
 
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Although many children have normal fears for their age that are not a sign of anxiety, fears become anxiety when they are impairing a child's life.
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Kimberly Erlich, Nurse Practitioner, Pacific Coast Psychiatric Associates & the Healthy Teen Project and Consulting Associate Faculty, Duke University School of Nursing, discusses considerations for pharmacogenomic testing in the pediatric population for behavioral health treatment.
 
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According to the investigators, payers and employers are increasingly adopting HDHPs in an effort to control rising health care costs.
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Pharmacy Times® interviewed Susan Van Cleve, Clinical Professor and Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program director, University of Iowa College of Nursing, on identifying and treating anxiety in children and teens who present comorbidities.
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In the United States, 3.5 million people have been diagnosed with schizophrenia and it is a leading cause of disability.
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individuals with four or more depressive symptoms had a 20% increase in cardiovascular events and death.
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Kimberly Erlich, MSN, RN, MPH, CPNP, PMHS, Nurse Practitioner, Pacific Coast Psychiatric Associates & the Healthy Teen Project, discusses pharmacogenomics and behavioral health in treatment of children and teens.
 
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A new study conducted by researchers at Bar-Ilan University and the University of Haifa has linked coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)-based loneliness in older adults with elevated psychiatric symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma symptoms that immediately follow exposure to trauma.
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Dawn Lee Garzon Maaks, PhD, CPNP-PC, PMHS, FAANP, FAAN, the Immediate Past President of NAPNAP and the Associate Professor at the University of Portland in the School of Nursing, discusses caring and prescribing for children with ADHD who have other comorbidities.