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Facts on Access to Medications for People with Mood Disorders

The NAMI Policy Research Institute is pleased to provide "Facts on Access to Medications for Depressive, Bipolar and Anxiety Illnesses: A Policymaker's Resource".  This resource guide on mood disorders is an additional tool for use by NAMI advocates who are working with state policymakers and legislators to preserve access to life-saving mental health medications.

This resource is designed to educate policymakers on the importance of preserving meaningful access to these agents.  Complex medical issues such as interchangeability, side effect profiles, and pharmacoeconomics are presented in a style that is quickly absorbed, based on information gathered from a variety of sources, with input from NAMI's medical director.

To inquire about receiving quantities of the Policymaker's Resource Brochure (PDF), contact Steven Buck, sbuck@nami.org.   If you have any questions concerning this policymakers toolkit, contact Steven Buck, sbuck@nami.org.

Table of Contents

Facts on Access to Medications for People with Depressive, Bipolar and Anxiety Illnesses: A Policymaker's Resource

Commonly Prescribed Psychotropic Medications

A Primer on Depressive, Bipolar and Anxiety Illnesses: Facts for Policymakers

The Impact and Cost of Mental Illness: The Case of Depression

The Impact and Cost of Mental Illness: The Case of Bipolar Disorder

Spending Money in All the Wrong Places: The Vicious Cycle of Untreated Mental Illness and its Impact on State Programs

Alternative Utilization Management Strategies that Promote Appropriate Use of Medications

Using the Resource Guide


Related Files

Facts on Access to Medications for People with Mood Disorders: The Policymakers Resource (Long Version) (PDF File)
Commonly Prescribed Psychotropic Medications (PDF File)
A Primer on Depressive, Bipolar and Anxiety Illnesses: Facts for Policymakers (PDF File)
The Impact and Cost of Mental Illness: The Case of Depression (PDF File)
The Impact and Cost of Mental Illness: The Case of Bipolar Disorder (PDF File)
Spending Money in all the Wrong Places: Jails and Prisons (PDF File)
Spending Money in All the Wrong Places: Homelessness (PDF File)
Spending Money in All the Wrong Places: Emergency Departments (PDF File)
Spending Money in All the Wrong Places: Unemployment (PDF File)
Spending Money in All the Wrong Places: School Failure (PDF File)
Spending Money in All the Wrong Places: The Uninsured (PDF File)
Alternative Utilization Management Strategies That Promote Appropriate Use of Medications (PDF File)

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