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Clinical Challenges

March 05, 2021
Shatterproof, the national not-for-profit organization focused on addressing the addiction crisis in the United States, has published a new comprehensive addiction guide that draws attention to stigmatizing language around addiction, offers alternative phrases, and—in a step that it feels goes…
March 04, 2021
A study released this week by researchers at Johns Hopkins found that individuals with serious mental health conditions are less likely to receive addiction treatment. The study, published by the journal Psychiatry Research, was based on an analysis of records for 271 patients diagnosed with…
March 02, 2021
As opioid-involved deaths climb across the country, university administrators are tasked with developing comprehensive plans for keeping their campuses safe. At the upcoming Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, Allison Smith, PhD, senior program administrator for the Louisiana Board of Regents, and…
March 01, 2021
A study conducted by two professors at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, found that physician bias and stigma toward people who misuse opioids was greater among rural practitioners vs. those in urban settings. The findings were recently published in the journal Psychiatric Services.
February 24, 2021
A pair of recent studies resulting from Duke University researchers’ work in New Zealand have found that children with mental health issues are more likely to experience poorer physical health in adulthood, suggesting that improved mental healthcare for youth can potentially prevent diseases later…
February 19, 2021
Adolescents in California reported significant increases in marijuana use in the years following the legalization of adult recreational marijuana use in 2016, according to data published this week in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Researchers reviewed data from the California Healthy…
February 12, 2021
A study that was presented this month at the Association of Academic Psychiatrists Annual Meeting suggests that patients being treated for pain with chronic opioid therapy are more likely to live in socially disadvantaged areas and self-report feelings of anxiety, depression and pain more…
February 08, 2021
Different medical and nonmedical terms for opioid addiction can reduce specific types of stigma, but no singular term can reduce all potential stigma biases, according to a study conducted by Recovery Research Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital. Findings from the study were published by…
February 08, 2021
Mightier, a Boston-based startup developer of a video game system that teaches children emotional regulation, announced that it has received a $2 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to collaborate with Magellan Healthcare on a study of the impact of video games on improving…
February 01, 2021
With drug overdose deaths reaching historic levels during the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers from the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion at Syracuse University noted how inconsistent prescribing of anti-anxiety medications has been a significant contributing factor and will continue to be…
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