Top Story

Hormonal birth control may increase risk for suicide

November 21, 2017

Recent findings indicated increased risk for suicide attempt and suicide among women who used hormonal contraception.

“In a nationwide prospective cohort study, we recently found an association between hormonal contraception and depression, and the association was most pronounced among adolescent women,” Charlotte Wessel Skovlund, PhD, of University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and colleagues wrote. “Adolescence is a period characterized by endogenous sex hormone changes and changing external cultural and social demands, which are likely to enhance the influence of any additional factor that might cause mood disturbances, such as use of hormonal contraception.”

In the JournalsPerspective

Immediate access to opioid agonist treatment could save billions

November 20, 2017
Unlimited, immediate access to opioid agonist treatment with methadone for patients with opioid use disorder offers drastic cost savings and greater health benefits…
In the Journals

Study links screen time to increased depression, suicide rates

November 20, 2017
Recent findings that matched national survey data by year suggested more new media screen time may be associated with increases in depression and suicide rates among…
FDA News

FDA accepts NDA for dasotraline for ADHD

November 20, 2017
Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. recently announced the FDA accepted for review a New Drug Application for dasotraline, a novel-acting dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake…
More Headlines »

Domestic Violence 3 Hour: Focus on Child Abuse

This activity is not supported by a commercial educational grant.

This course focuses on child maltreatment, abuse and neglect within the larger context of domestic or family violence…
More »
GI Bookshelf

Question 14: Why is Bloating Such a Problem in Patients With IBS?

From Curbside Consultation in IBS: 49 Clinical Questions
More »
Resource Centers
Meeting News

VIDEO: What clinicians need to know about cannabis

October 22, 2016
More »