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Since our founding in 1853, Sheppard Pratt has been transforming care and leading the way, creating a mental healthcare continuum that advances the field. Today, the life-changing care Sheppard Pratt provides is needed now more than ever. The future we have been building toward is now.
The nation is currently experiencing an unprecedented mental health crisis marked by a critical and growing demand for mental healthcare services, with more people going to the emergency room for psychiatric crises than ever before. Learn how our Psychiatric Urgent Care Clinics have helped meet the increased need for mental health services.
JAMA Psychiatry recently published a first-of-its-kind clinical trial conducted at Sheppard Pratt studying the efficacy and safety of a single dose of synthetic psilocybin accompanied by psychotherapy in treating individuals with treatment-resistant bipolar type II disorder (bipolar II). The study revealed promising results with 80% of participants meeting remission criteria 12 weeks after treatment.
Some psychiatrists have begun prescribing diabetes medications, like Ozempic, as an antidote to weight gain caused by medications for mental health. Dr. Ilana Cohen, psychiatrist at The Retreat, shares why psychiatrists may want to exercise caution when writing a prescription.
Read the newest issue of Sheppard Pratt's magazine, including features on eating disorder recovery, LGBTQIA+ healthcare, understanding psychological evaluations for children, and more.