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Coexistent Mental Health Disorders in Diabetic Patients 11/16/2015

Diabetic patients may be particularly vulnerable to developing mental health disorders because diabetes is considered one of the most psychologically and behaviorally demanding chronic medical conditions.

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Controlling Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder 11/16/2015

A pattern of impulsiveness and mood instability characterizes this psychological condition.

Hoarding Disorder: Diagnosis and Treatment 11/16/2015

Hoarding is a behavior that can vary from mild to life-threatening. Hoarding disorder can be treated with pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, or both.

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Managing Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Traumatic Brain Injury 11/16/2015

Patients should be monitored for increased intracranial pressure and seizure occurrence.

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Managing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in an Outpatient Setting 11/16/2015

Posttraumatic stress disorder is a mental health condition that is triggered by experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event involving the possibility of serious injury or death.

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Pharmacologic Management of Acute and Chronic Panic Disorder 11/16/2015

Differential diagnosis of a panic attack is critical to providing appropriate drug therapy.

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QTc Prolongation With Antidepressants and Antipsychotics 11/16/2015

QT-interval prolongation is estimated to occur in up to 10% of patients taking antiarrhythmic drugs with QT-prolonging potential.

Self-Care Options for Insomnia 11/16/2015

Nonprescription sleep aids should not be used on a long-term basis.

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Social Anxiety Disorder 11/16/2015

Social phobia is a feeling of extreme nervousness or fear in social situations.

The Economic Burden of Mental Health Care 11/16/2015

In 2003, 6.2% ($100 billion) of the $1,614 billion spent on healthcare was for mental health care.

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Prevalence of Different Types of Anxiety 1/21/2015

The National Institutes of Health reports that 61.5 million (1 in 4) U.S. adults have been diagnosed with a mental-health disorder.

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder 11/17/2014

If left untreated, this extreme worry can eventually interfere with the ability to carry out everyday activities.

Overview and Management of Anxiety Disorders 11/17/2014

Treatment options include lifestyle modifications, psychotherapy, and pharmacotherapy.

Psychopathy: A Review for the Pharmacist 11/17/2014

Psychopathy is a serious personality disorder that can have significant negative effects both on individuals and on society.

Treatment of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome 11/17/2014

Depending upon the severity of symptoms, patients may be treated in the inpatient or outpatient setting.

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DSM-5: Potential Impact of Key Changes on Pharmacy Practice 11/15/2013

Published by the American Psychiatric Association in May 2013, this clinical resource is a guide for practitioners in establishing diagnoses, requesting reimbursement, and—for researchers—investigating and evaluating statistical health outcomes.

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Hoarding Disorder 11/15/2013

This disorder is a serious psychological problem that has recently been recognized as a treatable condition.

Mental Disorders Among Children 11/15/2013

Annually, according to CDC data, 13% to 20% of children aged 12 to 17 years develop a mental disorder.

Pediatric OCD Associated With Streptococcal Infections 11/15/2013

There is a clear relationship between infection and neuropsychiatric symptom exacerbation.

Treatment of Depression in Patients on Anticoagulation Therapy: Antidepressant-Warfarin Drug Interactions 11/15/2013

Concomitant use of these drugs may exacerbate bleeding risk.

Eating Disorders: The Weight of Food 9/18/2013

Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder are the most common types.

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Antipsychotic-Induced Diabetes Mellitus 11/20/2012

Metabolic consequences of antipsychotic use include weight gain, hyperglycemia, and dyslipidemia.

Psychiatric Drug-Drug Interactions: A Refresher 11/20/2012

Combination therapy with psychotropics makes adverse drug reactions more likely.

Schizophrenia: Managing Symptoms With Antipsychotics 11/20/2012

The choice of agent depends upon individual preference, prior treatment response, side-effect profiles, and patient medical history.

Bipolar II Disorder in Adults: A Review of Management Options 11/16/2011

Patients generally present with major depression and at least one hypomanic episode. 

Labeling Guidelines for Antipsychotics During Pregnancy 11/16/2011

The labeling for all antipsychotics will be updated to include an enhanced pregnancy section. 

Pharmacotherapy of Major Depressive Disorder 11/16/2011

Antidepressants can help treat prolonged depressed mood and anhedonia. 

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Schizophrenia 11/16/2011

This serious, chronic mental disease affects a person’s mood, understanding of reality, and ability to think clearly.