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Recommendations for Suicide Prevention Released
June 8, 2018   

A panel of experts, as part of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, has recently published guidelines aimed at improving suicide prevention across a range of health care organizations, including primary care, emergency room, and inpatient and outpatient mental health care settings...
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New York Is the First State To Require Mental Health Education in School
April 6, 2018   

A new law going into effect July 1 will make New York the first state in the nation to require mental health education in grades kindergarten through 12...
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NEW Steps from FDA To Mitigate Opioid Overprescribing
February 13, 2018   

Given the widespread epidemic of prescribed opioid use disorder, including an alarming 40 opioid-related overdose deaths per day, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released on January 30, 2018 a revised "blueprint" regarding the prescription of opioids...
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Heart Function May Correlate With Brain Function
November 24, 2017   

Studies have shown that poor cardiac health is associated with a significant increase in the risk for cognitive decline and dementia....
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Medical Licensure Questions About Mental Health Are a Potential Barrier to Help-Seeking
October 18, 2017   

A recent study by the Mayo Clinic examined whether medical licensure application questions (MLAQs) about mental health are related to physician’s reluctance to seek help for a mental health condition due to...
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Cost-Effective Suicide Prevention Strategies
October 10, 2017   

A recent study examined the cost-effectiveness of three follow-up interventions intended for patients who screen positive for suicidality in the emergency department setting....
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All Opioids Subject to REMS Requirements
October 3, 2017   

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it will broaden the existing Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS)...
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Are Medical Specialty Boards Profiting from MOC Fees?
August 10, 2017   

Costs for physicians for board certification and maintenance of certification (MOC) are substantial, and American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) member boards may be benefiting from them financially...
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Controlling Pain Without Medication: Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE)
July 7, 2017   

Long-term opioid use may lead to an increased risk of aberrant-medication related behaviors among patients who suffer from chronic pain. Risk of opioid misuse and addiction is a growing concern, but a new approach may prove to help patients suffering from both chronic pain and opioid misuse....
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Highlights from the 2017 APA Annual Meeting
June 8, 2017   

The 2017 APA annual meeting, held in NEI's hometown of San Diego, was themed "Prevention Through Partnership" and included more than 400 sessions. Here, we provide highlights of the meeting, including NEI's podcast interviews with expert presenters, key research from the poster sessions, and NEI's debut live concert--the NEI PsychopharmaJam.
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