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Save Fifty Percent on Subscription to The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

  

Now, for the first time, the highly cited and widely read The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry is offering a special discounted online subscription to celebrate its 75th anniversary! This rate is offered to members and friends of the College of Psychiatric and Neurological Pharmacists at $75 for 12 months of access – nearly 50% off of our regular price. With each issue of JCP, you receive the most up-to-date scientific information about the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders. The treatment of these disorders with medicines is at the heart of our offerings, which include original research, review articles, and special sections. Your online subscription also gives you the information you need to properly counsel your patients about their illness and a prescribed treatment regimen. Easily subscribe online, and start enjoying your JCP subscription today.


2014 BCPP Recertification and Preparatory Products Now Available

  

Designed for the dual purpose of BCPP examination preparation and BCPP recertification, the Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy Review Course has become increasingly valued as a quality reference source. Released February 3, this course has many new features for 2014:

  • Given its value as a reference source and as an educational program for healthcare professionals beyond pharmacy, this course has been retitled to Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy Review Course from the previous title of BCPP Examination Review and Recertification Course.
  • ACCME credit is now available for the course.
  • Modules from the course are available for individual sale in CPNP University (search on Psychiatric Pharmacotherapy Review Course). Those accessing the course for Recertification credit still purchase the course as the full 20 hour course at https://cpnp.org/bcpp/recertification/registration.


New Case Series

  

CPNP has launched a case series featuring patient cases of varying complexity. These cases offer a comprehensive learning experience in psychiatric pharmacotherapy and include a referenced answer key. Six cases to date focus on first-line therapies while four additional feature more complex cases focused on second and third-line therapies. Experience a first line depression case compliments of CPNP and purchase others for the low fee of $15 each at CPNP University.


Primary Care for the Psychiatric Pharmacist

  

This issue of the Mental Health Clinician is dedicated to updating the reader on recent guidelines regarding the identification and management of common conditions encountered in the primary care setting. The DSM-5 has recognized the importance of an integrated approach to patient care by removing the multiaxial system of diagnosis and instead listing both medical and mental conditions together, highlighting the intricate relationship between the two and the need for coordinated care for appropriate management. The importance of addressing mental and medical comorbidities and the provision of preventative care in patients with mental illness cannot be overlooked. One must also keep in mind the importance of a holistic approach to patient care, taking into consideration medical comorbidities when selecting psychotropic agents, to prevent potential worsening of the patient's medical conditions.

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