Asking Your Pharmacist About Medications for Anxiety and Depression
Wednesday, June 08, 2016 12:00 am
Melanie VanDyke, PhD, Clark Kebodeaux, PharmD, and Hedva Barenholtz, PharmD, explain how pharmacists can be a resource for people with anxiety and depression.
Melanie VanDyke, PhD
Melanie VanDyke is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis. Dr. VanDyke has a PhD in clinical psychology and is a Licensed Psychologist with extensive experience in evidence-based treatments for anxiety-related disorders, including hoarding, social anxiety, OCD, and Tourette syndrome. At the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy, Melanie VanDyke teaches students interested in healthcare and continues her behavioral research to improve health outcomes and student learning. Her recent work on medication-related risk factors focuses on women who manage medications for older family members. Dr. VanDyke’s research highlights the risks of medication hoarding during the opioid epidemic. This research includes collaborations with UMSL and Trinity College Dublin to develop assessment tools for Medication Saving Behaviors (medication hoarding) and introduce pre-healthcare students to interdisciplinary research. Dr. VanDyke enjoys being a member of ADAA’s Public Education Committee.
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