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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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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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Federal Court Overturns Florida "Gun-Gag" Law
February 20, 2017   

A federal court has overturned a 2011 Florida law that prohibited physicians from asking their patients about the presence of guns in the home unless it was medically necessary...
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Mobile Apps for Depression: Are They Useful?
January 20, 2017   

There are many mobile apps aimed at patients that are intended as supplemental tools to enhance mental health outcomes, but there is little research as to the effectiveness of such products. To evaluate whether patients use these tools as intended, and whether they impact health outcomes, a group of researchers conducted a randomized controlled trial comparing use patterns and clinical outcomes between 3 self-guided mobile apps for depression...
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February News and New Research
February 1, 2016   

ABPN updates MOC Part IV requirements yet again, RAISE data show cost-effectiveness of coordinated specialty care for first-episode psychosis, FDA grants breakthrough therapy designation for IV NMDA receptor agonist in treatment-resistant depression, and other news.
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October News and New Research
October 1, 2015   

FDA approves long-acting injectable aripiprazole lauroxil, atypical antipsychotic use in first trimester not associated with increased major malformations, conversion to ICD-10, and other news.
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