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Impulsivity underlies some types of ADHD, as well as substance abuse.
Cocaine, heroin and marijuana are the most popular illegal drugs abused among seniors.
While many treatments for substance use disorder are not evidence based, several evidence-based approaches have shown effectiveness in court-mandated treatment settings.
The combined number of opioid-related suicides and overdoses almost tripled from 2000 to 2017.
The widespread use of cannabis and the public perception that it is harmless make screening and patient counseling a priority.
Researchers explored the role of the dysregulated cannabinoid receptor system in patients diagnosed with schizophrenia.
The latest revision of the diagnostic manual does away with the complex multiaxial organization in favor of a simpler chapter order of disorders.
A newly established center at Johns Hopkins is reinvigorating research on the potential therapeutic applications of psychedelics.
One topic of criticism is the relative dearth of scientific evidence regarding the efficacy of 12-step programs.
An increasing number of adolescents and young adults use cannabis for recreational or medicinal purposes, unaware that potential adverse effects include psychosis.
A case study involving a 38-year-old woman with a history of ADHD seeks counseling for treatment of the condition during a pregnancy.
Bipolar disorder is the fifth most common cause of disability in people with mental disorders.
A deep dive into clinical efficacy and safety of using psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy for depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance use disorder, and other mental health disorders.
Emerging evidence has begun to elucidate the prevalence and outcomes associated with social anxiety disorder in schizophrenia.
When combined with other serotonergic agents, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors can lead to a potentially fatal condition called serotonin syndrome, the incidence of which is likely underestimated.
Bright light therapy is an accepted treatment for seasonal affective disorder.
Patient preference, tolerance and efficacy should be considered to achieve optimal therapeutic results.
Research on monogenic disorders has made vital contributions to all aspects of medical care, including our understanding of pain pathophysiology.
After 30 years, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy continues to gain support as a beneficial treatment for a wide range of mental health conditions, especially post-traumatic stress disorder.
Cravings can be affected by variables such as sex, negative affect, and history of SUD, but few studies have examined the impact of day-to-day changes in pain intensity.
The estimated prevalence of dissociative disorders in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings seems to be approximately 10%, with roughly half of these patients diagnosed with DID.
An estimated 30% of patients who are prescribed antidepressant medications do not have an adequate response. In order to address these high rates of nonresponse to standard depression therapies, researchers continue to explore a wide range of other promising agents, including anti-inflammatory therapies and psilocybin.
Katlein França, MD, PhD, spoke with Dermatology Advisor about the use of the behavior therapy technique “habit reversal training” (HRT) for the treatment of trichotillomania, excoriation disorder, and itch.
The relationship between agoraphobia and panic has gone through some changes and reconceptualization, as evidenced by the diagnostic categories laid out in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
Rape has been linked with the strongest risk for PTSD in both women and men, followed by combat exposure and child molestation.
To learn more about the potential role of cannabinoids in the management of sleep disorders, we interviewed Aleksandra M. Kwasnik, MD, who recently coauthored a review on the topic.
Natalia Skritskaya, PhD, Clinical Psychologist and Research Scientist at the Center for Complicated Grief, Columbia School of Social Work in New York gives her take on the subject of complicated grief.
A clinician should also rule out the possibility that the dysfunction stems from a co-occurring medical or psychiatric condition, or substance abuse.
Noninvasive brain stimulation (NIBS) techniques are a potential alternative to the use of medications for the treatment of poststroke depression.
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