Pharmacists’ roles in mental healthcare: Past, present and future

Keywords: Pharmacists, Professional Role, Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Services, Mental Health, Mental Health Services, Suicide, Psychotropic Drugs, Evidence-Based Pharmacy Practice

Abstract

Mental illnesses cause significant disease burden globally, with medicines being a major modality of treatment for most mental illnesses. Pharmacists are accessible and trusted healthcare professionals who have an important role in supporting people living with mental illness. This commentary discusses the role of pharmacists in mental healthcare, as part of multidisciplinary teams, the current evidence to support these roles, and the training, remuneration and policy changes needed to recognize these roles and embed pharmacists as core members of the mental healthcare team.

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Published
2021-09-11
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El-den S, Collins JC, Chen TF, O’Reilly CL. Pharmacists’ roles in mental healthcare: Past, present and future. Pharm Pract (Granada) [Internet]. 2021Sep.11 [cited 2021Sep.23];19(3):2545. Available from: https://pharmacypractice.org/journal/index.php/pp/article/view/2545
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