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Notifications by PDMPs May Not Effectively Reduce Opioid Misuse

Unsolicited notices to prescribers as part of prescription drug monitoring programs may not effectively reduce opioid use, as patients may seek other prescribers.

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Conflicting Values, Ethical Questions: When Viewpoints Differ From Your Employer

How should a clinician act on personal values when those values clash with their employers?

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Listen Up: Medical Podcasts for Physicians

For physicians, podcasts are a unique way to expand your knowledge on a range of different medical topics.

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Unexpected Effect of Substance Use Disorders on Recovery From Bipolar Depression

Contrary to the investigators’ hypotheses, it was found that current co-occurring substance use disorders could significantly predict the likelihood of recovery from an episode of bipolar depression, as well as the time to recovery.

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Republican Opposition to Obamacare: What’s Done, What’s to Come

Republicans who have fought against the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for years are at a crossroads after their opposition largely failed.

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Early Childhood Out-of-Home Placement Associated With Adverse Outcomes in Adulthood

These results suggest a significant need for psychiatric resources for children placed in foster care or other out-of-home circumstances.

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Integrating Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Diseases

All healthcare providers have a role in combating the opioid use disorder epidemic and its infectious disease consequences.

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Opioid Use Disorder Prevalence at Delivery on the Rise in the US, According to CDC

The prevalence of opioid use disorder rose in women delivering at hospitals across 28 US states and the District of Columbia between 1999 and 2014, with quadrupling at the national level during this period.

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Light Therapy Effective for Older Adults with Nonseasonal Depression

Rapid onset of antidepressant effects, mild and infrequent adverse effects, and cost-effectiveness position light therapy as an alternative to pharmacologic treatments for depression.

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Appetitive Symptoms, Fluoxetine, and Light Therapy: Predicting Treatment Response for Nonseasonal Major Depression

Researchers examined whether more severe appetitive symptoms predicted a positive response to light therapy.

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Bipolar Disorder Patients Benefit From Coping Strategies for Amplified Emotionality

The findings confirmed amplified emotionality associated with bipolar disorder and demonstrated fluctuations in different components of coping flexibility and mood states across time.

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Rapid Cycling in Bipolar Disorder: Overview and Expert Perspectives

Research has been insufficient to elucidate the prevalence, course, and clinical correlates of rapid cycling in bipolar disorder.

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ADHD Medications Compared for Efficacy, Tolerability in Children and Adults

The 7 treatments included in the study were amphetamines (including lisdexamfetamine), atomoxetine, bupropion, clonidine, guanfacine, methylphenidate, and modafinil.

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Short Form of Geriatric Depression Scale May Be Useful Assessment Tool Across Adult Lifespan

The GDS-15 uses short sentences and a yes/no format, which is easier for patients who are struggling with depression, fatigue, or cognitive impairment to tolerate.

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First-Episode Drug-Naive Patients With Schizophrenia More Likely to Attempt Suicide

Researchers found a suicide attempt rate of 12.0% in first-episode, drug-naïve inpatients.

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Associated With Reduced Brain Volume

Investigators compare brain changes in PTSD because they could be associated with the comorbid major depressive disorder rather than the diagnosis of PTSD.

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Disease Specific Variables Effecting Quality of Life in First-Episode Psychosis

Quality of life has emerged as an important factor for research because it may be valuable to measure treatment outcomes.

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