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Psychiatry and Mental Health

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American Association of Nurse Practitioners - Psychiatry and Mental Health

CE Courses

The AANP CE Center hosts dozens of continuing education (CE) activities covering multiple aspects of psychiatry and mental health.

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JAANP Resource Center

Find evidence-based articles, up-to-date guidelines and other resources about mental health, psychology and psychiatry at this resource center, brought to you by the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (JAANP).

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NP Tools and Resources

AANP-developed Resources to Support NPs in Treating Your Patients

Major Depressive Disorder

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is one of the most common mental disorders diagnosed in the United States, with an estimated 16% of U.S. adults experiencing MDD at some point during their lifetimes. According to the American Medical Association, chronic depression is often untreated and, on average, patients with depression receive the recommended quality of care only 58% of the time. This video shows a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) interviewing a simulated patient with MDD. The PMHNP and patient actor work through screening and diagnosis, use of PHQ9 results to develop a treatment plan and follow up while demonstrating motivational interviewing techniques.

AANP Community

Engage, Learn, Network and Progress Practice in Psych and Mental Health

The Psych and Mental Health Specialty Practice Group (SPG) offers a unique opportunity to interactively collaborate with colleagues who share interest or clinical expertise in mental health. As an SPG member, you’ll have access to a cutting-edge, online forum where you can engage in discussions, document sharing and knowledge exchange with fellow NPs. Come learn, share and help progress the development of theory and practice in mental health.

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External Resources

Conveniently Curated Information From Other Top Sources

There are many resources available for both patients and providers. Some are listed below for your convenience. Inclusion of these links does not imply AANP endorsement.