Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Pharmacy and Mental Health
Dr. Ally Dering-Anderson, BA, PharmD, RP
Accessing Drugs can be a challenge for all patients. These challenges are enlarged for patients with mental health diagnoses because of expense, access to prescribers and confusion surrounding any existing pharmacy benefits. This program will highlight some options for the case managers who work with these clients.
Participants will be able to:
1. Discuss when long-term, injectable antipsychotics are appropriately used to treat patients with mental health diagnoses
2. Recognize common side effects from drugs given to patients with mental health disorders
3. Empathize with mental health patients and their frustrations about pharmacotherapy.
Dr. Ally Dering-Anderson, BA, PharmD, RP, is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice & Science at the University of Nebraska College of Pharmacy. She coordinates and teaches the Law & Ethics Classes, the OTC & Self Care Products Course, the Point-of-Care Testing Course, and the Immunization Course. She is also the preceptor for a Public Policy experiential rotation for senior level pharmacy students. A pharmacist immunization advocate, Ally has given more than 40,000 immunizations during her career. Ally was the 2015 Teacher of the Year for the College of Pharmacy and was named a Fellow in APhA in 2017.
Ally served as the 2019 President of the Nebraska Pharmacists Association.
Ally is a graduate of Doane College in Crete, Nebraska and the University of Nebraska College of Pharmacy. She has been a licensed and practicing pharmacist in Nebraska and Iowa for over 30 years. She served as the Assistant Executive Director of the Nebraska Pharmacists Association for 13 years and worked the “vampire shift” for Walgreens.
Ally has spoken nationally and internationally on pharmacy topics.