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The Epidemic Within the Pandemic: Increasing Overdose Deaths

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.

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Substance Use Disorders Contribute to Excess Mortality in Eating Disorders

With research lacking on the contribution of different types of substance use disorders (SUDS) on mortality for those with eating disorders, researchers assessed the association of SUDS with mortality in anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and unspecified eating disorder compared with matched control subjects.
Delayed Development ID'd in Five Brain Regions of ADHD Patients

Survey Results: ADHD Comorbidities in College Students

In a recent survey, more than half the college students with ADHD had at least 1 psychiatric disorder. The recent WHO World Mental Health Survey of college students assessed comorbidities in more than 15,000 college freshmen across 9 countries.
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