Preliminary data indicate slight drop in US drug overdose deaths

July 18, 2019
Drug overdose deaths in the United States declined by about 5% between December 2017 and December 2018, according to preliminary CDC data. In 2018…

Meeting News

Female veterans with alcohol use disorder at increased risk for dementia

July 15, 2019
Older female veterans with alcohol use disorder were three times more likely to develop dementia than women without alcohol use disorder, according…

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One in five UK hospital inpatients use alcohol harmfully

July 9, 2019
In the U.K., about one in five hospital inpatients used alcohol harmfully and one in 10 were alcohol-dependent, according to findings reported in…

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Incarceration, economic hardship tied to drug-related deaths

July 5, 2019
Data published in The Lancet Public Health revealed that lower household income and high incarceration rates were strongly associated with mortality…

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Ketamine may help increase likelihood of abstinence in cocaine dependence

July 2, 2019
A single ketamine infusion increased the likelihood that cocaine-dependent adults engaged in mindfulness-based behavioral modification would maintain…

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53 million American adults impacted by others’ alcohol use

July 1, 2019
More than 50 million adults in the U.S. were harmed by another person’s alcohol use in 2015, according to findings recently published in the…

CME Article

Substance Use in Adolescents: Diagnostic Dilemma with Case Examples

Psychiatric Annals, June 2019, Volume 49 Issue 6
Substance use in adolescents is a public health problem that poses many challenges for health care providers. Adolescents frequently abuse multiple…

Guest Editorial

Behavioral Health Issues in Adolescents

Psychiatric Annals, June 2019, Volume 49 Issue 6
Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric disorders among adolescents in the United States, with an estimated lifetime prevalence of 31.9%…

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Many people with mental health disorders do not receive treatment

June 14, 2019
Most U.S. adults with mental health disorders have not received treatment for their conditions in the last year, and treatment rates were especially…

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Parental opioid use increases risk for child suicide attempt

June 4, 2019
Parental prescription opioid use appeared associated with greater risk for suicide attempt among offspring, according to study results published in…

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Cannabidiol shows promise in people with a history of heroin abuse

May 22, 2019
Cannabidiol, or CBD, reduced cue-induced craving and anxiety in drug-abstinent individuals with heroin use disorder, according to results from an…

Meeting News

Improved access to mental health care crucial to affect overdose, suicide rates

May 19, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Poor access to mental health services is fueling overdose and suicide epidemics in the United States, according to APA…


A look at homelessness in San Francisco and its link to mental health

May 17, 2019
This year, the American Psychiatry Association is hosting

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Substance-induced psychotic disorder may result from drug exposure, liability to psychosis

May 15, 2019
Research published in American Journal of Psychiatry indicated that substance-induced psychotic disorder occurred in people at high familial risk…

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Buprenorphine treatment varies based on race/ethnicity, income

May 9, 2019
A research letter published in JAMA Psychiatry suggested that buprenorphine treatment was concentrated among white persons and those with private…

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Many adolescents have mental disorders at the time of transition into adulthood

May 3, 2019
A Danish nationwide birth cohort study showed that the incidence rates of any mental disorder, substance use disorders, depression and anxiety…

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Early rehabilitation reduces alcohol-related hepatitis readmission, mortality

May 2, 2019
Early alcohol rehabilitation reduced 30-day readmission, alcohol relapse and mortality among patients hospitalized for alcohol-related hepatitis…

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Adults who misuse opioids have increased risk for suicide

May 1, 2019
Individuals who reported using nonmedical prescription opioids in the last year were at higher risk for suicide than nonusers, according to recently…

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Brief, 3-question screen identifies alcohol, cannabis use disorders in pediatric EDs

April 26, 2019
A screening tool for adolescents presenting to pediatric EDs can effectively identify those with alcohol and cannabis use disorders, according to…

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Concomitant fentanyl, cocaine use skyrockets 1850% from 2013 to 2018

April 26, 2019
The number of cocaine-positive urine drug test specimens that were also positive for nonprescribed fentanyl increased by 1,850% from 2013 to 2018…

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