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Pediatricians Have Important Role in Talking About Substance Use, Experts Say

โ€” "You can't just assume that somebody's going to get care elsewhere," one pediatrician noted

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Reflecting on Two Decades in Medicine: Advice to New Graduates

Give yourself permission to explore and excel in various aspects of your life and career

May 16, 2024
New Mexico a Safe Haven for Trans Youth

Located near states with gender-affirming care bans, New Mexico acted to protect access

May 15, 2024
HHS Task Force Launches Roadmap for Improving Maternal Mental Health

Report highlights need for national infrastructure and affordable, equitable access to services

May 15, 2024
FDA Panel to Weigh In on MDMA Approval; Parents Lost to Overdose; New APA President

News and commentary from the psychiatry world

May 15, 2024
HHS Task Force Launches Roadmap for Improving Maternal Mental Health

Report highlights need for national infrastructure and affordable, equitable access to services

FDA Panel to Weigh In on MDMA Approval; Parents Lost to Overdose; New APA President

News and commentary from the psychiatry world

Psychiatry Case Studies

Unexplained Catatonia: What's Behind Woman's Sudden Symptoms?

Recent history of insomnia could be a clue

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Avoiding Clozapine-Related Risks in Refractory Schizophrenia

Key is to recognize and safely diagnose one possible deadly complication

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This Man's Increased Psychiatric Issues Masked an Undiagnosed Disease

The long delay to diagnosis and treatment caused frightening symptoms

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Obesity, Low Body Mass Linked to Mental Health Concerns in Adolescents

Psychosomatic concerns also increased significantly from 2002 to 2018

May 15, 2024
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Dark Side of MDMA's Journey to FDA; Fake Studies Shutter Journals; H5N1 Turf Wars

This past week in healthcare investigations

May 15, 2024
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U.S. Overdose Deaths Dropped in 2023, but Experts Say It's Too Soon to Celebrate

About 107,500 people died of overdoses last year

May 15, 2024
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Jimmy Carter 'Coming to the End'; U.S. Overdose Deaths Drop; Drowning Deaths Rise

Health news and commentary gathered by ทฌวัษ็ว๘app staff

May 15, 2024
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How We Analyzed the Impact of State Bans on Gender-Affirming Care

These drugs are only a part of gender-affirming care, but they hint at bigger changes over time

May 14, 2024
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Donepezil Flunks Test for Chemotherapy-Related Cognitive Impairment

No improvement versus placebo in immediate recall or other outcomes in breast cancer survivors

May 14, 2024
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Opinion
The Online World Is a Double-Edged Sword for Youth Mental Health

Here's how to support young patients and their parents

May 14, 2024
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Feds Say State Warehoused Kids With Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities

Hospital admissions designed to last 1 to 2 weeks stretched out to over 100 days in some cases

May 14, 2024
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Beach Boys' Brian Wilson Needs Conservatorship Due to Mental Decline, Judge Finds

Wilson suffers from a "major neurocognitive disorder," according to physician

May 10, 2024
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APA Roundup: Depression & Loss of Joy; Long-COVID Brain; Mood Disorders & Suicide

More research from the American Psychiatric Association annual meeting

May 09, 2024
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Opinion
Fraudulent Practices Abound in Post-Accident Healthcare

These costs often fall unfairly on patients and insurance providers

May 09, 2024
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Are Health Workers More Prone to Alcohol-Related Death?

No, and physicians appear to have the lowest risk

May 08, 2024
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83% of Adults With Generalized Anxiety Disorder Symptoms Are Undiagnosed

Researchers urge for better screening and intervention

May 08, 2024
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Ketamine Noninferior to ECT for Outpatients With Major Depression

However, one meta-analysis showed that the treatment was inferior among inpatients

May 08, 2024
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