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FDA advises on medication-assisted treatment for individuals taking depressants

FDA advises on medication-assisted treatment for individuals taking depressants
September 20, 2017

The FDA today issued a Drug Safety Communication advising that buprenorphine and methadone should not be withheld from individuals receiving benzodiazepines or other medications that depress the central nervous system.

The communication also stated that although combined use of these medications increases risk for serious side effects, harm caused by untreated opioid addiction outweighs these risks.

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Expert addresses top clinical challenges in substance use disorder treatment

September 19, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — In a session here, Thomas R. Kosten, MD, of Baylor College of Medicine and MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, discussed top clinical challenges in…
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VIDEO: How cannabis policies will affect psychiatric practice

September 18, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — Twenty-nine states and Washington D.C. have medical cannabis policies and 9 states and Washington, D.C. have legalized recreational cannabis
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Using music to break barriers in homelessness, mental health

September 17, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — In a session here at Psych Congress, Vijay Gupta, MM, director of Street Symphony and violinist, illustrated the power of music in mental health and…
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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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May 2012: Complexities of Care in Bipolar Disorder

Vindico Medical Information and Psychiatric Annals

Multiple morbidities, such as substance abuse or pregnancy, can complicate treatment in this disparate patient…
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VIDEO: Behavioral interventions, medication-assisted treatment key to treating opioid addiction

October 23, 2016
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