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PlatformQ Health Helps DBSA Bring Patient Voice to Researchers and Regulators Supporting Major Depressive Disorders

PlatformQ Health is pleased to support the “Well Beyond Blue” initiative, championed by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), which aims to connect people who live with depression with researchers, regulators, and life science companies better understand what it’s like to live with depression and what is most important in terms of better treatment […]

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CMEpalooza

CMEpalooza 2018: PlatformQ Health Presents on Partnering with Patient Advocacy Groups

The Spring session of CMEpalooza featured two full days of live programming designed for the continuing medical education community. This year, PlatformQ Health (PQH) sent two delegates to the session titled Including Patients and Patient Advocacy Groups in Educational Planning & Delivery: How to Make It a “Win-Win”. Senior VP of Education, Kathryn Pucci, acted […]

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Exploring the Increased Mortality Rate in Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a mental health disorder that is chronic and disabling and affects the way a person thinks, feels, and behaves. Typically, symptoms start between the ages of 16 and 30; rarely it is observed in children as well.  Symptoms of this disease are categorized into 3 types – positive, negative, and cognitive: Positive symptoms: These […]

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Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) CME

PlatformQ Health Education and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) to Host Live Online Education on Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

PlatformQ Health Education, in joint providership with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), announces the first of two online educational programs on shared decision making in major depressive disorder (MDD) treatment. Major depressive disorder (MDD) has substantial negative effects on patients’ functional abilities and quality of life. This tethered, or mutual, education will focus […]

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Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA): Diagnosis in the Midst of Depression

Pseudobulbaa affect (PBA) typically presents as episodes of uncontrollable laughing or crying that is out of context to the current social situation. The patient’s emotional expression is incongruent to their emotional state. Usually, PBA is seen in the setting of other neurologic diseases such as ALS, Parkinson’s disease, Alzeihmer’s dementia, stroke, progressive MS, brain tumors, […]

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Diabetes Mellitus and motivational interviewing

Motivational interviewing is a form of counseling developed by William R. Miller, PhD and Professor Steven Rollinick in 1983. First devised to help in the treatment of alcoholics, motivational interviewing can serve as a framework for evoking any motivation to change and has been used for many conditions including substance abuse, smoking, obesity and diabetes. […]

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