FDA approves Caplyta for schizophrenia

December 23, 2019
The FDA has approved Caplyta for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults, according to a press release from the agent’s manufacturer…
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Q&A: Overcoming barriers to alcohol use disorder treatment

December 23, 2019
HHS recently announced that six institutions would split $16 million to develop strategies for primary care providers to address unhealthy alcohol…

Researchers report association between nature-based greenness at schools and ADHD

December 20, 2019
Natural green environments surrounding schools may reduce ADHD symptoms in young children, according to study results published in JAMA Network

Congress includes mental illness, substance use disorders funding in 2020 spending bill

December 20, 2019
Congress passed a $1.4 trillion spending bill this week for fiscal year 2020 with provisions that will fund treatment programs and medical research…
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Text messages modestly helpful in getting pregnant women to stop smoking

December 20, 2019
Published data suggest at least 10% of pregnant women in the United States smoke, even though there is an abundance of data to indicate the risks it…
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Q&A: Autism guidelines include messages for clinicians about screening

December 19, 2019
The AAP published updated clinical guidelines for autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, that offer clinicians insight into new strategies for…
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Transition to adulthood increases psychiatric risks for adolescents with diabetes

December 19, 2019
As adolescents with diabetes age into adulthood, the likelihood that they will experience mood disorders or attempt suicide may increase, according…
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Having dogs as pets may decrease schizophrenia risk

December 19, 2019
Individuals who were exposed to household pet dogs during infancy and childhood may have a decreased risk for developing schizophrenia, according to…

ACA’s individual mandate ruled unconstitutional, case sent back to district court

December 19, 2019
On Wednesday, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals announced that it agreed with a district court that the Affordable Care Act’s individual…
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Suicides account for 4% of opioid-related overdose deaths, much lower than previously thought

December 19, 2019
Researchers have estimated that only 4% of opioid-related overdose deaths are due to suicide, which contradicts recent estimates that classified 20%…
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Telemedicine ‘not a perfect solution’ to health care access issues

December 19, 2019
WASHINGTON The use of telemedicine has improved access to care for patients in rural areas while saving millions of dollars in travel…
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Income level associated with mental health inequities

December 18, 2019
Researchers in Finland reported that household income may be a significant risk factor for first hospital-treated mental disorders across income…
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Study finds association between anxiety and eating disorders among adolescent girls

December 18, 2019
Adolescent girls with anxiety disorder may be at an increased risk for eating disorders, according to results of a longitudinal cohort study…

HHS unveils plan to allow states to import drugs from Canada

December 18, 2019
Today, HHS officials announced that they are seeking public input on two broad strategies that would, for the first time, allow “safe and…

Q&A: Treatment potential of ALKS 3831 for schizophrenia, bipolar I disorder

December 17, 2019
Alkermes recently announced submission of a new drug application to the FDA for its investigational schizophrenia treatment ALKS 3831, a combination…
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Black adolescents may experience five daily instances of racial discrimination

December 17, 2019
Black adolescents in the United States reported more than five instances of racial discrimination daily, which led to short-term increases in…
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New autism recommendations emphasize importance of early intervention

December 16, 2019
The AAP updated its clinical recommendations for autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, for the first time in 12 years, emphasizing the importance of…
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How to decide which type of investment advisor works for you

December 16, 2019
Choosing an investment advisor can be an extremely important decision for the long-term financial security of a physician. In this second…
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Adolescent depression curriculum for pediatric residents addresses education gaps

December 16, 2019
Few pediatric medical residents receive experience managing adolescent depression or initiating medication in the continuity clinic, according to…
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Shortage of applied behavior analysis providers exists for children with ASD

December 16, 2019
As the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder continues to rise in the United States, the supply of certified applied behavior analysis providers to…
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