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New test reduces trial-and-error process for mental health drugs

Picking up a prescription from the pharmacy always includes general warnings. When it comes to more complex medications that are used to treat mental health disorders — such as antidepressants or antipsychotics — a patient...

source: By Rachael Mattice
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If you work predominantly with children, you can demonstrate your professionalism and commitment to your colleagues, clients and their families by earning your Certificate in Children's Psychiatric Rehabilitation. The next...

source: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association

PAPRS is reaching out to all "Emerging Adults" (ages 16-26) in Pennsylvania to submit a poem expressing their vision of recovery and resiliency. A select number of poems will be published in a booklet for display and distribution at the...

source: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association

Register before March 25 to receive the best rate. The Summit provides high-level education sessions for the entire psychiatric rehabilitation workforce; including agency executives, educators and researchers, practitioners and peer support providers with a specific focus...

source: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association

At least 1 in 4 women in America now takes a psychiatric medication, compared with 1 in 7 men. Women are nearly twice as likely to receive a diagnosis of depression or anxiety disorder than men are. For many women, these drugs greatly improve their lives. But for others...

source: The New York Times

Over the past two decades, antipsychotic prescribing to children and youth has increased about seven-fold, from an estimated 0.16 percent in 1993-1998 to 1.07 percent in 2005-2009, according to a JAMA press release about the study. "Antipsychotic...

source: Mad in America

The concept of "recovery" in the context of treating mental illness — including serious mental illness — has been recognized as a central guiding principle for the orientation of behavioral health systems,...

source: Psychiatric Services

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