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Nonmedical Prescription Opioid Use Motivated by Pain Relief in Adolescence Predicts Later SUD

A set of characteristics of nonmedical use of prescription opioids in adolescents may help identify youth at high risk for substance use disorder, including opioid misuse, in early midlife.

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Pregnancy Reduces the Risk for Alcohol Use Disorder Among Women and Their Partners

Despite the reduction in the ability to exercise free will associated with substance use disorders and the severity of these disorders, pregnancy appears to have protective effects.

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Schizophrenia Risk Alleles, Peer Victimization Associated With Emotional Problems in Youth

Peer victimization may be an important modifiable factor in improving the developmental course among children.

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Sudden Symptomatic Improvement Predicts Response to Antidepressant Therapy

Recent evidence suggests that early sudden improvements have lasting effects and occur in most patients receiving antidepressants.