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More than 30 million US adults partake in extreme binge drinking

May 23, 2017

More than one in 10 U.S. adults aged 18 and older — or nearly 32 million people — consumed more than twice the number of drinks that is considered binge drinking on at least one occasion, according to an analysis of a 2013 NIH survey. The results appeared in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

The researchers suggested that this higher level of drinking is associated with increased health and safety risks, and that further research explore ways to help men and women struggling with alcohol problems.

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Vargas’ journey highlights painful, stigmatized trajectory of addiction

May 23, 2017
SAN DIEGO — During the William C. Menninger Memorial Convocation Lecture here, Elizabeth Vargas, co-anchor of ABC’s 20/20, shared her experience with…
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APA opening session applauds policy progress, encourages passion in psychiatry

May 22, 2017
SAN DIEGO — In the opening session of the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, current APA President Maria A. Oquendo, MD, PhD, reflected on her…
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Natural disasters increase alcohol abuse, trauma in adolescents

May 20, 2017
SAN DIEGO — Alcohol misuse and emotional trauma were higher among adolescents with high exposure to natural disasters, compared with their peers with lower…
CME Article

Sleep Disturbances and Substance Use Disorders: A Bi-Directional Relationship

Psychiatric Annals, July 2016, Volume 46 Issue 7
A complex bi-directional relationship exists between substance use and sleep that encompasses several sleep…
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Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services July 2016 CNE Activity

This activity is co-provided by Villanova University College of Nursing and SLACK Incorporated.

Topics include psychiatric inpatient bedside handoff, advocating for the use of pharmacogenomics testing, and…
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In the Journals

More than 30 million US adults partake in extreme binge drinking

May 23, 2017
More than one in 10 U.S. adults aged 18 and older — or nearly 32 million people — consumed more than twice the number of drinks that is…

Meeting News

Vargas’ journey highlights painful, stigmatized trajectory of addiction

May 23, 2017
SAN DIEGO — During the William C. Menninger Memorial Convocation Lecture here, Elizabeth Vargas, co-anchor of ABC’s 20/20, shared her…

Meeting News

APA opening session applauds policy progress, encourages passion in psychiatry

May 22, 2017
SAN DIEGO — In the opening session of the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, current APA President Maria A. Oquendo, MD

Meeting News

Natural disasters increase alcohol abuse, trauma in adolescents

May 20, 2017
SAN DIEGO — Alcohol misuse and emotional trauma were higher among adolescents with high exposure to natural disasters, compared with their…

National Prevention Week: The importance of prevention in mental health

May 15, 2017
National Prevention Week, which takes place from May 14 to 20, highlights the importance of prevention in mental health. Research has indicated…

In the Journals

Bullying increases risk for depression, substance use in late adolescence

May 11, 2017
Being bullied in early adolescence may increase risk for depression and substance use during mid- to late adolescence, according to recent findings…

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Alternate treatment model for NAS offers comparable safety, less morphine use

May 9, 2017

An alternative treatment protocol focusing on evaluation of the infant’s eating and sleeping habits, as well as their ability to be consoled

In the Journals

Reward system differs between men, women with alcoholism

May 8, 2017
Recent findings indicated significant differences in reward system volumes between men and women with long-term chronic alcoholism. “Until…

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Buprenorphine reduces hospital stay, treatment time for neonatal abstinence syndrome

May 4, 2017
Infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome experienced shorter lengths of hospital treatments and stays when administered sublingual buprenorphine

Mental health illiteracy, stigma more common in men, younger adults, higher incomes

May 4, 2017
Individuals who were male, living in urban areas, younger, and who had higher household income were less likely to recognize symptoms of mental…

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