Researchers sought to examine national- and county-level buprenorphine prescription patterns by patient demographics and clinician specialty, and county-level characteristics associated with buprenorphine dispensing.
Among adults without a clinical diagnosis of ADHD, heavy alcohol use predicted more severe ADHD symptoms.
Approximately one-third of patients with migraine reported using opioids to treat their symptoms, a practice that contrasts with current guidelines.
Over half of the sample attained opioids through their own prescription, and 47.2% of patients with co-occurring sedative use disorder attained sedatives by prescription.
The USPSTF has updated its 2014 evidence report on the potential benefits and harms of interventions to prevent illicit drug use in children, adolescents, and young adults.
High level internal attribution bias and dysfunctional attitudes, when combined with a tendency to use drugs or alcohol as a coping mechanism, may affect patients’ willingness to use proactive coping efforts.
Researchers conducted a cross-sectional study to assess nurse practitioners’ attitudes and beliefs regarding working with individuals with a mental health disorder.
Greater risk for relapse was observed in patients with lower self-efficacy for sleep and more dysfunctional beliefs about sleep.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that primary care clinicians ask adults about drug use and connect them to services for treatment and appropriate care.
A study found a causally protective effect of tobacco smoking on the risk of Parkinson disease.