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I Tried to Protect My Mother From Dying in Pain. The Law Robbed Her of That Dignity.

— It's time to clear the roadblocks to Medical Aid in Dying in the U.S.

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Community Intervention for Opioid Overdose Falls Flat, but Also Faced Challenges

"Game plan" established to get evidence-based practices into the real world, researcher says

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What to Know About Medetomidine and Drug Overdoses

Powerful animal sedative is mixed with fentanyl in the drug supply

Jun 14, 2024
CDC Warns of Risks for ADHD Patients After Disruption of Online Adderall Prescriber

Agency advises users of telehealth platform Done Global to find a new provider

Jun 13, 2024
CDC Warns About Chocolate Brand; Raw Garlic and Acne; Odd Appeal of Cow Pedicures

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Jun 13, 2024
CDC Warns of Risks for ADHD Patients After Disruption of Online Adderall Prescriber

Agency advises users of telehealth platform Done Global to find a new provider

CDC Warns About Chocolate Brand; Raw Garlic and Acne; Odd Appeal of Cow Pedicures

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Unexplained Catatonia: What's Behind Woman's Sudden Symptoms?

Recent history of insomnia could be a clue

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Avoiding Clozapine-Related Risks in Refractory Schizophrenia

Key is to recognize and safely diagnose one possible deadly complication

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This Man's Increased Psychiatric Issues Masked an Undiagnosed Disease

The long delay to diagnosis and treatment caused frightening symptoms

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AMA's House of Delegates Says Yes to Drug Decriminalization

"We need to move to something different ... something that actually works," one member said

Jun 12, 2024
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Antidepressant Discontinuation; Gun Suicide Prevention; REM Disorder Breakthrough

News and commentary from the psychiatry world

Jun 12, 2024
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Alzheimer's Slowed by Intensive Lifestyle Changes

Small trial led by Dean Ornish, MD, shows cognitive improvement

Jun 11, 2024
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Opinion
Sounding the Alarm: The Silent Epidemic of Suicide Among U.S. Veterans

We have a moral obligation to care for those who have served our country

Jun 11, 2024
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Opinion
Was the FDA Panel Right to Recommend Against MDMA Approval?

Psychedelic treatments have potential, and taking an evidence-based approach is what's needed

Jun 11, 2024
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Unanimous Thumbs-Up From FDA Advisors for Alzheimer's Drug

Advisory committee decision smooths the way for eventual FDA approval

Jun 10, 2024
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Quick Test Helps Detect Dementia

Primary care tool assesses memory recall, cognition and gait, and symbol-matching

Jun 07, 2024
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FDA Reviewers Question Patient Selection for Alzheimer's Drug Candidate

Agency's advisors will discuss efficacy, safety of investigational donanemab

Jun 06, 2024
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Opinion
Food Addiction Should Be Included in the DSM-6

Without an expanded diagnostic menu, many patients will struggle to get appropriate care

Jun 06, 2024
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Better Cognitive Outcomes Tied to Vigorous Exercise in Hypertensive Adults

SPRINT MIND analysis looks at 7,600 older adults at high risk of cognitive decline

Jun 06, 2024
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Mental Health Dominates Telehealth; Top Psychiatrist Sued; College PTSD Doubles

News and commentary from the psychiatry world

Jun 05, 2024
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Service Dogs Helped Ease PTSD Symptoms in U.S. Military Veterans

"It's the greatest medicine with the least amount of side effects," says one vet

Jun 05, 2024
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FDA Panel Votes Against MDMA for PTSD

Advisors raised concerns about efficacy, safety, trial design, misconduct

Jun 05, 2024
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Insomnia Trajectory Tied to Subsequent Depression Risk

Progressive worsening insomnia tied to greatest risk

Jun 04, 2024
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