General Psychiatry

While advocates of marijuana and cannabinoids promote its use for conditions ranging from nausea to cancer, the paucity of high-quality evidence demands caution regarding the use of these agents, according to 6 brief commentaries from physicians and other providers across the US.

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Bullied child and bullies

Bullying during childhood has long-term psychiatric consequences, particularly for children who were both victims and bullies, according to a prospective, population-based study published in the online February 20 JAMA Psychiatry.

Psychiatric hospital

Insufficient availability of community-based services may lead to involuntary hospitalization of patients in the midst of a mental health crisis, researchers reported in the online February 1 Psychiatric Services.

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In a study examining mental health spending of enrollees in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) before and after the implementation of parity, investigators found that spending remained the same among some enrollees and decreased among others.

Within a few short months last year, our country mourned unimaginable losses suffered in two mass shootings that collectively took the lives of 38 adults and children — the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, and the movie theater massacr

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The National Cooperative Drug Discovery/Development Groups (NCDDG) have been awarded grants for research into the treatment of mental disorders and substance use disorders, the US Department of Health and Human Services announced.

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