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CPNP Generates Buzz at the NAMI Annual Meeting

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) held their national convention in Washington, D.C., September 3-6. The popular CPNP “Ask the Psychiatric Pharmacist” booth received special mention in NAMI’s post-convention video update from Mary Giliberti, NAMI Executive Director.

In the recorded interview (timestamp 2:25-3:25), CPNP member Judy Curtis explains who CPNP is and what neuropsychiatric pharmacists contribute to patient care. CPNP student members Kayla Tegeler and Marcus Ellis, with assistance from Heidi Wehring, PharmD, BCPP, staffed the “Ask the Psychiatric Pharmacist” booth and shared the type of questions they answered at the very popular booth.

CPNP has had a long-lasting relationship with NAMI staffing the Ask the Psycyhiatric Pharmacist booth and providing 2 educational sessions (Medication and Treatment Challenges for the Young Adults and New Psychiatric Medications: Knowledge is Power) as a way to reinforce the important role psychiatric pharmacists can bring to the treatment team. A special thanks to all of the volunteers who represented CPNP and provided valuable services at NAMI 2014: Shelly Spollen, Karen Moeller, Judy Curtis, LaGenia Bailey, Alice Mascialino, Heidi Wehring, Kayla Tegeler, Marcus Ellis, Jerry Overman, and Cassidy Zammit.

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Maccotta L, Moseley ED, Benzinger TL, Hogan RE. Beyond the CA1 subfield: Local hippocampal shape changes in MRI-negative temporal lobe epilepsy. epilepsia 2015. doi:10.1111/epi.12955.
OBJECTIVE: Hippocampal atrophy in temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) can indicate mesial temporal sclerosis and predict surgical success. Yet many patients with TLE do not have significant atrophy (magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) negative), which presents a diagnostic challenge. We used a new variant of high-dimensional large-deformation mapping to assess whether patients with apparently normal hippocampi have local shape changes that mirror those of patients with significant hippocampal atrophy. METHODS:...
Filippini M, Boni A, Giannotta M, et al. Comparing cortical auditory processing in children with typical and atypical benign epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes: Electrophysiologic evidence of the role of non-rapid eye movement sleep abnormalities. epilepsia 2015. doi:10.1111/epi.12959.
OBJECTIVE: The mismatch negativity (MMN) is an objective measure of central auditory discrimination. MMN alterations have been shown in children with language and/or developmental disorders. In benign focal epilepsies, neuropsychological disorders are often reported and linked to interictal epileptic discharges (IEDs) during non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep. There are few studies reporting MMN in children with benign epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (BECTS) and sleep IEDs. Moreover, no MMN recording...