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Middle-Age Whites in US Dying at Higher-Than-Expected Rates

A new report showed gains slipping since 1999 in heart and respiratory disease and diabetes. Substance abuse and suicides are up, but not enough to explain the gap in actual and expected deaths.  
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Topiramate for Substance Use: Upside/Downside

Topiramate, which has shown promise as a treatment for substance use disorders, reduces the amount of cannabis users consume, but at the cost of increased adverse effects.  
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over 4 years ago
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Management of psychotropic drugs during pregnancy

Psychiatric conditions (including substance misuse disorders) are serious, potentially life threatening illnesses that can be successfully treated by psychotropic drugs, even during pregnancy. Because few rigorously designed prospective studies have examined the safety of these drugs during pregnancy, the default clinical recommendation has been to discontinue them, especially during the first trimester. However, in the past decade, as more evidence has accumulated, it seems that most psychotropic drugs are relatively safe to use in pregnancy and that not using them when indicated for serious psychiatric illness poses a greater risk to both mother and child, including tragic outcomes like suicide and infanticide. This review presents an up to date and careful examination of the most rigorous scientific studies on the effects of psychotropic drugs in pregnancy. The lack of evidence in several areas means that definite conclusions cannot be made about the risks and benefits of all psychotropic drug use in pregnancy.  
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over 4 years ago
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Management of psychotropic drugs during pregnancy

Psychiatric conditions (including substance misuse disorders) are serious, potentially life threatening illnesses that can be successfully treated by psychotropic drugs, even during pregnancy. Because few rigorously designed prospective studies have examined the safety of these drugs during pregnancy, the default clinical recommendation has been to discontinue them, especially during the first trimester. However, in the past decade, as more evidence has accumulated, it seems that most psychotropic drugs are relatively safe to use in pregnancy and that not using them when indicated for serious psychiatric illness poses a greater risk to both mother and child, including tragic outcomes like suicide and infanticide. This review presents an up to date and careful examination of the most rigorous scientific studies on the effects of psychotropic drugs in pregnancy. The lack of evidence in several areas means that definite conclusions cannot be made about the risks and benefits of all psychotropic drug use in pregnancy.  
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over 4 years ago
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Treatment of Substance Use Disorders in Older Adults

Should treatment for substance use disorders be approached differently for those over 65 as opposed to younger adults?  
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over 4 years ago
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Web sales 'fuel stress drug addiction' - BBC News

Deaths linked to a commonly prescribed class of drug, used to treat anxiety and insomnia, reach record levels.  
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over 4 years ago
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Schizophrenia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by abnormal social behavior and failure to understand what is real.[2] Common symptoms include false beliefs, unclear or confused thinking, hearing voices, reduced social engagement and emotional expression, and a lack of motivation.[2][3] People often have additional mental health problems such as anxiety disorders, major depressive illness or substance use disorder.[4] Symptoms typically come on gradually, begin in young adulthood, and last a long time.[3][5]  
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over 4 years ago
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Noninvasive Brain Stimulation Helps Treat Cocaine Addiction

A pilot study suggests that repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation to the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex reduces cravings in cocaine addicts and increases the number of drug-free days.  
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over 4 years ago
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Prescription Drug Abuse Raises Suicide Risk in Teens

A new study ties nonmedical use of prescription pain relievers, stimulants, and depressants to increased risk for suicidal ideation in adolescents.  
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over 4 years ago
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California to Revamp Addiction Treatment for Medicaid Recipients

Through what’s known as a drug waiver, state officials will have new spending flexibility as they try to improve outcomes and reduce social and financial costs of people with substance abuse disorders.  
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over 4 years ago
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Psych Residents Biased Against Mentally Ill Patients With SUDs

Psychiatry residents tend to be biased against patients with serious mental illness who also have substance use disorders, and their attitudes worsen over time.  
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over 4 years ago
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Gabapentin New Drug of Abuse?

The nonmedical use of gabapentin is on the rise, particularly among substance abuse patients in rehabilitation programs, researchers say.  
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over 4 years ago
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Tobacco Cessation in Mental Health, Substance Abuse Facilities

Both the mentally ill and substance abusers smoke at higher rates than the rest of the US population, making mental health and substance abuse facilities ideal locations to target cessation.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Continued Smoking Despite Illness Linked to SUDs

People who continue to smoke even after they develop a smoking- related illness often have multiple substance use disorders.  
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over 4 years ago
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Infertility in Men Tied to Heart Disease, Chronic Conditions

Compared with men with vasectomies or receiving fertility tests, those with infertility had increased risks for heart disease, diabetes, substance abuse, liver disease, and renal disease.  
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over 4 years ago
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Obesity and Stress May Push Girls' Puberty Earlier

Girls who undergo early puberty are at increased risk for depression, eating disorders, drug abuse, and other physical and psychologic repercussions, a pediatric endocrinologist reports.  
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over 4 years ago
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Public Health Group Calls for Action to Curb Opioid Abuse

A new policy statement from the American Public Health Association outlines a comprehensive approach to fighting prescription drug abuse.  
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over 4 years ago
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US States Fall Short in Curbing Teen Substance Use

Nearly half of the states do not make the grade when it comes to employing evidence-based policies and programs for curbing teen substance misuse.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Drug Use Disorders Go Untreated in Millions of Americans

Recent and lifetime drug use disorder affects millions of Americans and is associated with a wide range of other comorbidities, including alcohol and nicotine abuse.  
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over 4 years ago
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Drug Monitoring Program Could Curb Prescription Drug Abuse

Indiana's prescription drug monitoring program has changed the way some pharmacists dispense controlled substances, results from a new survey show.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago