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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 3 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 3 years ago
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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.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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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.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Younger Smokers More Likely to Suffer Psychiatric Comorbidities

Younger smokers are more likely to be dependent on nicotine and have psychiatric and substance use disorders than their older counterparts, new research shows.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Emotional Distress Tied to Weapon Use for Teens

Even though a wide range of social and economic factors may influence whether teens get involved with weapons, two things appear to increase the odds for white, black and Hispanic youth alike - emotional distress and substance abuse - a recent U.S. study suggests.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Marijuana Use Tied to Drug, Alcohol Abuse, Nicotine Dependence

A new study sounds a note of caution about underappreciated risks linking marijuana use to subsequent development of alcohol and drug abuse and nicotine dependence.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Suppression of Substance Abuse Claims Distorts Medicaid Data

Suppression of substance abuse-related Medicaid claims corresponds with a significant decrease in rates of inpatient diagnoses for common substance abuse-related conditions, possibly skewing results.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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High rates of psychiatric diagnoses are found in young transgender women

Transgender women have a high prevalence of major depressive disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, suicidality, post-traumatic stress disorder, and substance dependence, research published in JAMA Paediatrics has found.1  
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over 3 years ago
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US taskforce will push for parity in mental health and substance misuse treatment

The US president, Barack Obama, has ordered the creation of a federal taskforce to ensure that health insurers’ coverage of mental health and substance misuse disorders is comparable to their coverage of medical and surgical services.  
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over 3 years ago
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US taskforce will push for parity in mental health and substance misuse treatment

The US president, Barack Obama, has ordered the creation of a federal taskforce to ensure that health insurers’ coverage of mental health and substance misuse disorders is comparable to their coverage of medical and surgical services.  
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US taskforce will push for parity in mental health and substance misuse treatment

The US president, Barack Obama, has ordered the creation of a federal taskforce to ensure that health insurers’ coverage of mental health and substance misuse disorders is comparable to their coverage of medical and surgical services.  
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over 3 years ago
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Psychostimulant Promising for Long-term Cocaine Dependence

Sustained-release dexamfetamine reduces cocaine use in patients with long-term cocaine dependence who are receiving heroin-assisted treatment, but is it the 'holy grail'?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Mindfulness Therapy Effective for PTSD, Substance Abuse

Mindfulness-based exposure therapy produces clinically significant and enduring changes in thought patterns among veterans with PTSD who have comorbid substance use disorder.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Researchers Identify Genetic Links to Cannabis Dependence

For the first time, researchers have identified specific gene alleles as risk factors for cannabis dependence and potential genetic factors that may contribute to comorbidity of cannabis dependence and major depression and risk of schizophrenia.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Repeal North Carolina Law Limiting LGBT Rights, AAP Says

Laws like HB2, "the bathroom bill," worsen the barriers children in these groups already face, leaders say, adding that such burdens can increase risk for depression, substance abuse, and suicide.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Large-scale Effort Needed to Stop Mental Illness Stigma

The US needs a federally led, far-reaching strategy to reduce the continuing stigma associated with mental health disorders and substance use disorders, experts say.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Rapper Macklemore and President Obama warn of drug dangers - BBC News

President Obama was joined by rapper Macklemore for his weekly address - in an effort to raise awareness about the perils of drug addiction.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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Mental Health, Substance Use Impact HIV Patient ED Outcomes

A new study examines ED visit outcomes among patients with HIV and mental disorders or substance abuse issues. How are they associated?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Ecstasy is making a comeback, European drugs report warns

Methylenedioxymethamfetamine (MDMA), most commonly used in the form of “ecstasy” tablets, is returning as a stimulant drug of choice for young people in Europe, stated the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction in its annual report presented in Lisbon, Portugal, on 31 May.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago