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All articles by Tori Rodriguez, MA, LPC, AHC
We spoke with 2 experts about the use of kratom in the US for pain, mood, and anxiety-related issues, and what are the key implications for clinicians.
In October 2022, the US Food and Drug Administration announced a shortage of the immediate release formulation of amphetamine mixed salts.
An examination of professional burnout, depression, and other psychological concerns for medical professionals within the field of cardiology.
Physicians in the United States should be alert to the rise in eating disorders, as well as cardiovascular outcomes related to eating disorders.
Matthew L. Springer, PhD, Sandhya Venugopal, MD, and Kinjan Parikh, MD, discuss the effect of e-cigarettes on cardiovascular health.
In recent years, neurostimulation techniques have emerged as a potential nondrug treatment option for pediatric and adult patients with ADHD.
Experts Robert Dantzer, DVM, PhD and Daniel P. Moriarity, PhD discuss the increasing recognition of the potential role of immune dysfunction in the pathophysiology of psychiatric disorders and vice versa.
Christa O’Hana S. Nobleza, MD, MSCI, a board certified physician who specializes in neurocritical care, highlights the importance of addressing mental health needs and finding solutions for physicians.
Based on recent study findings, Jyoti Mishra, PhD, MBA and Laura M. Stough, PhD, discuss the effects of wildfires on mental health.
Looking at stress and university students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition to the physical risks, experts anticipate a myriad of mental health ramifications stemming from the loss of abortion access and the associated economic and occupational repercussions.
The main focus of the debate surrounding pediatric bipolar disorder pertains to the concept of a prepubertal subtype of the disorder.
Cynthia Bulik, PhD, and Helen Burton Murray, PhD, discuss the interrelatedness between gastrointestinal disorders and eating disorders and the need for more clinician awareness.
In this Q&A, Drs Serota and Thakarar discuss the dual subspecialty of infectious disease and addiction medicine and its role in combating the ongoing opioid epidemic.
Apps for detecting sleep apnea are increasingly popular, but are they effective — and is the data they generate relevant for clinicians?
While antidepressants and psychotherapy have helped many women with postpartum depression (PPD), established pharmacologic approaches for MDD do not target the proposed mechanisms of PPD, and studies have shown that a substantial number of patients with PPD do not achieve remission with antidepressants. We interviewed 3 experts on the subject.
Eugene C. DePasquale, MD, and Erin D. Michos, MD, discuss the effect of mental health on outcomes for patients who have had an acute myocardial infarction.
Experts share their perspective on the state of emergency mental health care in the United States.
Electroconvulsive therapy was initially utilized as a treatment for schizophrenia. However, it has become more commonly used in treatment-resistant depression since the introduction of antipsychotics to treat schizophrenia. However, for patients with schizophrenia who are not responsive to these medications, ECT remains an essential treatment modality more than 80 years after it was first tested in a human patient.
Compared with nonpharmacologic approaches, research consistently supports the benefits of medication for opioid use disorder, including fewer deaths, higher rates of sustained recovery, and greater cost-effectiveness.
A review by Ebrahimi and colleagues, and an interview with Beth Cohen, MD, highlights the possible mechanisms driving the association between posttraumatic stress disorder and cardiovascular disease, and the need for screening and treatment options for these patients.
To discuss the potential factors driving the increasing alcohol use among women as well as potential solutions, we interviewed David Streem, MD, and Leena P. Mittal, MD, FACLP.
Recent studies have shown an increase in depression and suicidality in transgender youth. To learn more about the mental health challenges affecting transgender youth and how clinicians can better support these patients, we interviewed Jason V. Lambrese, MD, staff child and adolescent psychiatrist at Cleveland Clinic’s Lakewood Family Health Canter in Lakewood, Ohio, and Ralph Vetters, MD, MPH, pediatrician and site medical director at the Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center, a program of Fenway Health in Boston.
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic began, concerning mental health trends and major treatment gaps were noted among adolescents. We spoke with Cécile Rousseau, MD, researcher, psychiatrist, and professor in the division of social and transcultural psychiatry at McGill University in Montreal, Canada about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on adolescent mental health.
Since pulse oximetry technology was developed in nondiverse populations, racial bias may influence the accuracy of pulse oximeter readings.
For the 12-month period ending in May 2020, the CDC reported 81,000 drug overdose deaths — the most ever recorded in a 12-month period in the United States. We interviewed Danielle F. Haley, MPH, PhD, assistant professor in the department of community health sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health about COVID-19 and the rates of substance abuse and overdose cases.
To learn more about the multifaceted effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on people living with HIV and how clinicians can best support these patients, we interviewed experts who have co-authored recently published papers pertaining to this topic.
Anna Lembke, MD, discusses how patients who use drugs are affected by the convergence of 2 public health emergencies – increasing overdose rates, and the COVID-19 pandemic – and addresses controversial solutions proposed by other investigators.
We interviewed Pamela Anne Nelson, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, who recently co-authored a paper regarding the role of primary care providers in suicide prevention during the pandemic.
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