Developing Regional Mental Health Priorities: Mixed-Methods Needs Assessment of Eight States in the Southeastern United States.
Authors: Walker ER, Moore E, Tapscott S, Alperin M, Cummings JR, Druss BG Abstract State mental health agencies (SMHAs), which provide a variety of services to meet their residents' mental health needs, typically work within their own state, with little opportunity for cross-state collaboration and information exchange. This column describes a mixed-methods needs assessment conducted by the Southeast Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) to identify regional mental health priorities in eight states of the southeastern United States. The six priority areas identified were mental health workforce, school-b...
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Serv Source Type: research

Barriers to and Facilitators of Oral Health Among Persons Living With Mental Illness: A Qualitative Study.
CONCLUSIONS: The findings highlight health system gaps between oral health and mental health. The barriers and facilitators identified can help inform the development of interventions to improve oral health of patients with mental illness. Interventions should include interdisciplinary education and training, improved communication, and strategies to reduce financial barriers and anxiety in dental practice. PMID: 33234051 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Serv Source Type: research

Disengagement From Early Intervention Services for Psychosis: A Systematic Review.
CONCLUSIONS: Enabling and need factors seemed to be the most predictive of disengagement from early psychosis services. Substantial between-study variation in identified predictors of disengagement may be addressed by developing and applying a consensus definition of disengagement in future research. PMID: 33234052 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Serv Source Type: research

Outcomes of Ending Self-Stigma, a Group Intervention to Reduce Internalized Stigma, Among Individuals With Serious Mental Illness.
CONCLUSIONS: Interventions directly targeting self-stigma and those that may address it more indirectly may be helpful in reducing internalized stigma. Individuals experiencing psychotic symptoms may be more likely to benefit from interventions that specifically target self-stigma. PMID: 33234053 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Serv Source Type: research

Developing Regional Mental Health Priorities: Mixed-Methods Needs Assessment of Eight States in the Southeastern United States
Psychiatric Services, Ahead of Print. (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 25, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Elizabeth Reisinger Walker Emily Moore Stephanie Tapscott Melissa Alperin Janet R. Cummings Benjamin G. Druss Source Type: research

Barriers to and Facilitators of Oral Health Among Persons Living With Mental Illness: A Qualitative Study
Psychiatric Services, Ahead of Print. (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 25, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Wanda G. Wright Paige E. Averett Janet Benjamin Jonathan P. Nowlin Joseph G. L. Lee Vivek Anand Source Type: research

Disengagement From Early Intervention Services for Psychosis: A Systematic Review
Psychiatric Services, Ahead of Print. (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 25, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Franco Mascayano Els van der Ven Gonzalo Martinez-Ales Alexandra Restrepo Henao Juliana Zambrano Nev Jones Leopoldo J. Cabassa Thomas E. Smith Lawrence H. Yang Ezra Susser Lisa B. Dixon Source Type: research

Outcomes of Ending Self-Stigma, a Group Intervention to Reduce Internalized Stigma, Among Individuals With Serious Mental Illness
Psychiatric Services, Ahead of Print. (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 25, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Amy L. Drapalski Alicia Lucksted Clayton H. Brown Li Juan Fang Source Type: research

Eliminating Defects in Behavioral Health Treatment.
Authors: Runnels P, Wobbe HM, Pronovost PJ Abstract To improve care, clinicians should seek to eliminate defects in behavioral health systems. The proposed framework to eliminate defects has three parts: designing a vision for defect-free care, designing analytics to guide care delivery, and identifying and alleviating defects that impede expected outcomes. To shepherd this process, psychiatrists need to embrace the role of systems engineer. An ideal system should work to not only help people recover (get better) from acute illness, but also manage chronic disease effectively (get well) and establish preventive car...
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Serv Source Type: research

Health Conditions Associated With Severe Illness From COVID-19 Among Individuals With Serious Mental Illness.
Authors: Novak P, Sanmartin MX, Ali MM, Chen J PMID: 33208029 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Serv Source Type: research

Health Conditions Associated With Severe Illness From COVID-19 Among Individuals With Serious Mental Illness
Psychiatric Services, Ahead of Print. (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 19, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Priscilla Novak Maria X. Sanmartin Mir M. Ali Jie Chen Source Type: research

Eliminating Defects in Behavioral Health Treatment
Psychiatric Services, Ahead of Print. (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 19, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Patrick Runnels Heather M. Wobbe Peter J. Pronovost Source Type: research

Addressing the Urgent Housing Needs of Vulnerable Women in the Era of COVID-19: The Los Angeles County Experience.
Authors: Goodsmith N, Ijadi-Maghsoodi R, Melendez RM, Dossett EC Abstract For people experiencing homelessness, COVID-19 underscores existing health and social inequities, introduces additional threats to health and safety, and calls for rapid and creative solutions to reduce risk. This column focuses on the particular challenges of two frequently intersecting subpopulations of individuals experiencing homelessness: pregnant women and survivors of domestic violence. The authors describe rapid efforts and cross-agency collaboration in Los Angeles-home to the nation's largest number of unsheltered individuals-to prov...
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Serv Source Type: research

Kahler v. Kansas: The Constitutionality of Abolishing the Insanity Defense.
Authors: Appelbaum PS Abstract The U.S. Supreme Court has not previously ruled on whether the insanity defense, a long-established component of criminal law, is constitutionally required. Five states have abolished the insanity defense, and a challenge to one of those laws reached the court last year. In sharply contrasting opinions, the justices differed on whether the insanity defense is so rooted in Anglo-American jurisprudence as to be deemed fundamental, with the majority finding it not required by the Constitution. Although the decision is unlikely to lead to immediate changes in state laws, it illuminates th...
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Serv Source Type: research

Not Reinventing the Wheel: Adapting Treatment Foster Care Oregon to Public Mental Health.
Authors: Michalopoulou G, Taormina SP, Laney-King D, Klisz-Hulbert R, Arfken C Abstract Intervention adaptations expand the availability of evidence-based treatments across clinical settings and demographically different populations. These adaptations utilize systematic strategies to preserve core components of an intervention. Intervention adaptations made from one public system to another (e.g., juvenile justice to mental health) reduce the need to invent a new intervention. In this column, the authors discuss the adaptation of Treatment Foster Care Oregon, an evidence-based program for treating youths with serio...
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Serv Source Type: research

Contact With Persons With Mental Illness and Willingness to Live Next Door to Them: Two Waves of a California Survey of Adults.
CONCLUSIONS: Increased naturally occurring contact with individuals with mental illness appears to decrease unwillingness to move near a person with mental illness for as long as 1 year after the contact. Housing and services that aim to integrate individuals with mental illness into the community should consider strategies that include contact with individuals with mental illness to counter community opposition. PMID: 33167813 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Serv Source Type: research

Integrating Stakeholder Engagement With Claims-Based Research on Health Insurance Design and Bipolar Disorder.
Authors: Madden JM, Foxworth PM, Ross-Degnan D, Allen KG, Busch AB, Callahan MX, Lu CY, Wharam JF Abstract Researchers increasingly recognize that stakeholder involvement enhances research relevance and validity. However, reports of patient engagement in research that relies on administrative records data are rare. The authors' collaborative project combined quantitative and qualitative studies of costs and access to care among U.S. adults with employer-sponsored insurance. The authors analyzed insurance claims to estimate the impacts on enrollee costs and utilization after patients with bipolar disorder were switc...
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Serv Source Type: research

Coaching Into Care: Veterans Affairs Telephone-Based Service for Concerned Family Members of Military Veterans.
Authors: Sayers SL, Hess TH, Whitted P, Straits-Tröster KA, Glynn SM Abstract Many veterans who need mental health treatment are reluctant to seek care, and their family members often do not know how to encourage them to do so. In 2011, a telephone-based service called Coaching Into Care (CIC) was developed to address this concern. Callers are provided with educational resources and referrals; in more complicated cases, callers are provided with up to 6 months of telephone-based coaching. This coaching of family members has been associated with an increase in veterans accessing mental health care. This program...
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Serv Source Type: research

Parental Drug Use and Family Reunification.
Authors: Sanmartin MX, Ali MM, Meinhofer A PMID: 33167816 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Serv Source Type: research

Preventing Risk and Promoting Young Children's Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Health in State Mental Health Systems.
Authors: Hoagwood KE, Kelleher K, Counts NZ, Brundage S, Peth-Pierce R Abstract Early neural development and maternal health have critical long-term effects on children's mental health and outcomes later in life. As child mental disorders continue to rise nationwide, a number of states are considering new ways of investing in the critical early childhood period to prevent later poor outcomes and reduce the burden on the mental health system. Because most state mental health authorities (SMHAs) have no dedicated mental health dollars to devote to this early, crucial period of child development, building coalitions i...
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Serv Source Type: research

My Benefits From Electroconvulsive Therapy-What a Psychiatrist Learned by Being a Patient.
Authors: Barchas RE PMID: 33167818 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Serv Source Type: research

Using Claims Data to Assess Treatment Quality of First-Episode Psychosis.
CONCLUSIONS: In most cases, treatment was far from meeting CSC recommendations, suggesting that implementation of CSC requires substantial modifications to delivery of care for individuals with FEP. PMID: 33167819 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Serv Source Type: research

My Benefits From Electroconvulsive Therapy —What a Psychiatrist Learned by Being a Patient
Psychiatric Services, Ahead of Print. (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Rebecca E. Barchas Source Type: research

Kahler v. Kansas: The Constitutionality of Abolishing the Insanity Defense
Psychiatric Services, Ahead of Print. (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Paul S. Appelbaum Source Type: research

Parental Drug Use and Family Reunification
Psychiatric Services, Ahead of Print. (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Maria X. Sanmartin Mir M. Ali Ang élica Meinhofer Source Type: research

Addressing the Urgent Housing Needs of Vulnerable Women in the Era of COVID-19: The Los Angeles County Experience
Psychiatric Services, Ahead of Print. (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Nichole Goodsmith Roya Ijadi-Maghsoodi Rebeca M. Melendez Emily C. Dossett Source Type: research

Integrating Stakeholder Engagement With Claims-Based Research on Health Insurance Design and Bipolar Disorder
Psychiatric Services, Ahead of Print. (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jeanne M. Madden Phyllis M. Foxworth Dennis Ross-Degnan Kimberly G. Allen Alisa B. Busch Matthew X. Callahan Christine Y. Lu James F. Wharam Source Type: research

Preventing Risk and Promoting Young Children ’s Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Health in State Mental Health Systems
Psychiatric Services, Ahead of Print. (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kimberly Eaton Hoagwood Kelly Kelleher Nathaniel Z. Counts Suzanne Brundage Robin Peth-Pierce Source Type: research

Contact With Persons With Mental Illness and Willingness to Live Next Door to Them: Two Waves of a California Survey of Adults
Psychiatric Services, Ahead of Print. (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Amy L. Shearer Elizabeth Roth Mathew S. Cefalu Joshua Breslau Ryan K. McBain Eunice C. Wong M. Audrey Burnam Rebecca L. Collins Source Type: research

Not Reinventing the Wheel: Adapting Treatment Foster Care Oregon to Public Mental Health
Psychiatric Services, Ahead of Print. (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Georgia Michalopoulou Shibany Preeya Taormina Deirdre Laney-King Rebecca Klisz-Hulbert Cynthia Arfken Source Type: research

Using Claims Data to Assess Treatment Quality of First-Episode Psychosis
Psychiatric Services, Ahead of Print. (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Christopher Reist Elise Valdes Yingqian Ren Abel Wright Jose M. Rubio-Lorente Source Type: research

Coaching Into Care: Veterans Affairs Telephone-Based Service for Concerned Family Members of Military Veterans
Psychiatric Services, Ahead of Print. (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Steven L. Sayers Tanya H. Hess Perry Whitted Kristy A. Straits-Tr öster Shirley M. Glynn Source Type: research

My Benefits From Electroconvulsive Therapy —What a Psychiatrist Learned by Being a Patient
Psychiatric Services, Ahead of Print. (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Rebecca E. Barchas Source Type: research

Kahler v. Kansas: The Constitutionality of Abolishing the Insanity Defense
Psychiatric Services, Ahead of Print. (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Paul S. Appelbaum Source Type: research

Parental Drug Use and Family Reunification
Psychiatric Services, Ahead of Print. (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Maria X. Sanmartin Mir M. Ali Ang élica Meinhofer Source Type: research

Addressing the Urgent Housing Needs of Vulnerable Women in the Era of COVID-19: The Los Angeles County Experience
Psychiatric Services, Ahead of Print. (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Nichole Goodsmith Roya Ijadi-Maghsoodi Rebeca M. Melendez Emily C. Dossett Source Type: research

Integrating Stakeholder Engagement With Claims-Based Research on Health Insurance Design and Bipolar Disorder
Psychiatric Services, Ahead of Print. (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jeanne M. Madden Phyllis M. Foxworth Dennis Ross-Degnan Kimberly G. Allen Alisa B. Busch Matthew X. Callahan Christine Y. Lu James F. Wharam Source Type: research

Preventing Risk and Promoting Young Children ’s Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Health in State Mental Health Systems
Psychiatric Services, Ahead of Print. (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kimberly Eaton Hoagwood Kelly Kelleher Nathaniel Z. Counts Suzanne Brundage Robin Peth-Pierce Source Type: research

Contact With Persons With Mental Illness and Willingness to Live Next Door to Them: Two Waves of a California Survey of Adults
Psychiatric Services, Ahead of Print. (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Amy L. Shearer Elizabeth Roth Mathew S. Cefalu Joshua Breslau Ryan K. McBain Eunice C. Wong M. Audrey Burnam Rebecca L. Collins Source Type: research

Not Reinventing the Wheel: Adapting Treatment Foster Care Oregon to Public Mental Health
Psychiatric Services, Ahead of Print. (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Georgia Michalopoulou Shibany Preeya Taormina Deirdre Laney-King Rebecca Klisz-Hulbert Cynthia Arfken Source Type: research

Using Claims Data to Assess Treatment Quality of First-Episode Psychosis
Psychiatric Services, Ahead of Print. (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Christopher Reist Elise Valdes Yingqian Ren Abel Wright Jose M. Rubio-Lorente Source Type: research

Coaching Into Care: Veterans Affairs Telephone-Based Service for Concerned Family Members of Military Veterans
Psychiatric Services, Ahead of Print. (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Steven L. Sayers Tanya H. Hess Perry Whitted Kristy A. Straits-Tr öster Shirley M. Glynn Source Type: research

Suicide Prevention, Part 1: Identifying and Predicting Risk, Vulnerable Populations, Public Perceptions, and Priority Settings.
Authors: Goldman ML, Dixon LB PMID: 33135600 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 4, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Serv Source Type: research

Responding to a Population Mental Health Crisis.
Authors: Brinkley A, Jorgensen S, Swartz M PMID: 33135601 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 4, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Serv Source Type: research

Ensuring Access to Crisis Services During COVID-19.
Authors: Balfour ME, Curtis A, Miller AH PMID: 33135602 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 4, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Serv Source Type: research

Lagniappes: "A Little Something Extra" or Unintended Positive Consequences of Implementation Facilitation.
CONCLUSIONS: Documenting unintended positive consequences of implementation facilitation may increase leadership engagement. Facilitators should consider leveraging unintended positive consequences as advantages for the site that may add efficiency to facility processes and workflows. PMID: 33138706 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 4, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Serv Source Type: research

Evidence-Based Assessment in Routine Mental Health Services for Youths.
CONCLUSIONS: Many clinicians conduct assessments during treatment, but more practical measures and clinician training may improve the integration of standardized measures into routine practice. PMID: 33138707 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 4, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Serv Source Type: research

Efficacy and Safety of Pharmacotherapeutic Smoking Cessation Aids in Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders: Subgroup Analysis of EAGLES.
CONCLUSIONS: For smokers with schizophrenia, varenicline led to significantly higher abstinence rates, and NNT was comparable to the control group. A significant proportion of NPSAEs occurred during early abstinence. No treatment significantly increased NPSAE prevalence. PMID: 33138708 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 4, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Serv Source Type: research

Incidences of Involuntary Psychiatric Detentions in 25 U.S. States.
CONCLUSIONS: Incidences of involuntary psychiatric detentions between 2011 and 2018 varied 33-fold across 25 states, and the mean state rate increased by three times the mean state population increase. Omissions in most states' counts clouded interpretation. More valid incidences obtained from standardized national data would improve analysis of the controversial yet opaque procedure of involuntary inpatient civil commitment. PMID: 33138709 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 4, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Serv Source Type: research

Making Psychotherapy Available in the United States: Implementation Challenges and Solutions.
Authors: Areán PA, Renn BN, Ratzliff A Abstract About 46.6 million Americans have mental illnesses, yet profound treatment gaps exist in this country. Among those receiving treatment, most are treated solely with medication, even though>50% prefer to include psychotherapy in treatment. Other countries have changed policies to enhance access to evidence-based psychotherapy, resulting in availability and utilization reflective of patient preferences. To improve access to these treatments, the U.S. health care system would need to seek agreement among stakeholders regarding what constitutes effective treatme...
Source: Psychiatric Services - November 4, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Serv Source Type: research