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Schizophrenia Treatment Guideline Updates
This PDF depicts recommendations for schizophrenia from the 2020 Florida Best Practice Psychotherapeutic Medication Guidelines.
Bipolar Depression Treatment Guideline Updates
This PDF presents recommendations for bipolar depression from the 2020 Florida Best Practice Psychotherapeutic Medication Guidelines.
Recommendations for Cardiometabolic Monitoring
This PDF highlights the 2016 BAP guidelines for managing weight gain, metabolic disturbances, and cardiovascular risk associated with psychosis and antipsychotic drug treatment. It also describes the 2018 CANMAT and ISBD guidelines for assessing cardiometabolic risk in bipolar depression.
Nutrition and Activity Tracker
This monthly tracking tool can help patients record their daily activities and nutrition for 1 month. Recommendations are offered on managing blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol, weight/BMI, food servings, sleep, and exercise. Please click here to view the full PDF.
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Presentations & Resources
Psychiatry Suicide Prevention and Awareness Resources
Suicide prevention and treatment in patients with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia can be complex. Below are resources from professional organizations, published research, and patient education materials to help healthcare providers who care for people with these mental health conditions.
Psychiatry Rating Scales
Several clinical tools have been developed to help healthcare providers care for people with psychiatric conditions, including bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and others.
Population-Based Care Initiative: Bipolar Disorder Screening in Patients with Depressive Symptoms
This PDF provides key information on screening patients with depressive symptoms for bipolar disorder. It also provides an overview of two widely used self-report screening questionnaires and proposes a targeted approach for implementation into clinical practice.
Population-Based Care Initiative: Cardiometabolic Monitoring of Patients with Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder on Atypical Antipsychotics
This PDF describes cardiometabolic risks associated with atypical antipsychotic use and the importance of regularly monitoring patients in accordance with guidelines. It also proposes ways to identify high-risk patients who may benefit from reevaluating their atypical antipsychotic therapy.
Population-Based Care Initiative: High-Risk Patients with Bipolar Disorder and Non-Adherence or High Health Resource Utilization
This PDF illustrates the clinical and economic burden of bipolar disorder, with a focus on medication nonadherence. It also proposes a way to identify nonadherent patients or those who may not be receiving optimal treatment and could benefit from a change in therapy.
Population-Based Care Initiative: Patients with Bipolar Disorder Receiving Treatment with Antidepressant Monotherapy
This PDF highlights key information on current treatment guidelines for bipolar disorder, focusing on the clinical and economic risks associated with using antidepressant monotherapy. It also proposes a way to identify patients on antidepressant monotherapy who may benefit from a change in treatment.
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