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OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to describe temporal changes in bipolar disorder during 20 years within the Swedish population and to investigate clinical and socioeconomic characteristics, drug treatment, and mortality among patients with bipolar disorder. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, nationwide registry study (the Swedish Population Register) that included all patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder (1991-2010) and linked individual data from the Swedish National Patient Register, the...
Isometsä E, Sund R, Pirkola S. Post-discharge suicides of inpatients with bipolar disorder in Finland. Bipolar Disord. 2014. doi:10.1111/bdi.12237.
OBJECTIVES: Suicide risk in psychiatric inpatients is known to be remarkably high after discharge. However, temporal patterns and risk factors among patients with bipolar disorder remain obscure. We investigated post-discharge temporal patterns of hazard and risk factors by type of illness phase among patients with bipolar disorder. METHODS: Based on national registers, all discharges of patients with bipolar disorder from a psychiatric ward in Finland in 1987-2003 (n = 52,747) were identified, and each...

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Get to Know your Board of Directors for 2014-2015

July 1 is the start of CPNP’s fiscal year and the transition of officers on the Board of Directors. We express a wealth of thanks and gratitude to board members who concluded their board term as of June 30, 2014.

College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) 2014 Annual Meeting

Phoenix, Arizona served as host city for the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacist’s 17th Annual Meeting held April 27-30. This four-day conference hosted 625 attendees and featured nearly 30 hours of cutting-edge scientific presentations, three industry supported symposium, two product theaters and a display of 169 scientific posters. Deanna Kelly, PharmD, BCPP, Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, served as Program Chair of the CPNP Annual Meeting.

The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) Announces Saklad Memorial Award and Research Award Recipients Presented at the 2014 CPNP Annual Meeting

Saklad Memorial Award

CPNP was honored to present the Saklad Memorial Award at the 2014 CPNP Annual Meeting for the seventeenth time. This award celebrates the life and work of the late Judith J. Saklad. Dr. Saklad was a founding member of CPNP and nationally recognized as an innovator of pharmaceutical care to children and adults with serious mental disorders, developmental disabilities and mental retardation. The 2014 recipient is Dr. Cynthia Kirkwood.

College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists Releases 2013 Residency Director Survey Results

The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists has released the 2013 Residency Program Director Survey results. Every year, the Resident and New Practitioner Committee asks all Residency Directors with a residency program listed on cpnp.org to complete a brief survey. The purpose of this survey is to gather information which will assist the committee and CPNP in:

College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists Announces Election of 2014-2016 Officers

The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) membership has elected three officers to serve on the 2014-2016 Board of Directors. Assuming their offices effective July 1, 2014, will be Drs. Raymond Love, Jennifer Zacher, and Jonathan Lacro. Dr. Love is currently serving the first year of a two-year term as Member at Large to the Board. With his selection as President-Elect, a vacancy on the board will occur on July 1, 2014. CPNP bylaws require that President-Elect Steve Burghart name an individual to complete this 1-year term. Dr. Megan Ehret has been selected and endorsed by the CPNP Board as the individual to complete this term.

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