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PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY
Risk of Mental Illness Following COVID-19
November 23, 2020   

Aside from severe physical illness and potential death, one of the issues of great concern with SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19) infection is the effect of COVID-19 infection of mental health. In this network cohort study examining electronic health record data from 69 million individuals...
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International Suicide Survivor Day
November 21, 2020   

Previous research suggests that suicidal ideation may be higher among military-associated youth versus youth in the general population. However, in 2019 the Department of Defense reported that according to data collected in 2017, the overall suicide rate among...
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Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy in Major Depressive Disorder
November 17, 2020   

Although the glutamatergic agent ketamine has been shown to provide rapid reductions in symptoms of depression and suicidality, the therapeutic effects of ketamine are short-lived and ketamine itself is associated with a toxicity and addiction liability. Psilocybin is a classic...
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FDA Approves PTSD Sleep Device for Nightmares
November 11, 2020   

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted marketing authorization of a new device intended for the temporary reduction of sleep disturbance related to nightmares in adults who suffer from nightmare disorder or have nightmares from post-traumatic stress disorder...
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2020 NEI Max! Highlight: Who Says Learning Has to Be Boring?
November 8, 2020   

In the Education Through Entertainment session hosted by Dr. Andrew Cutler on Sunday at NEI Max!, we took some of our fan-favorite NEI focuser videos and used them to create an entire presentation that was as educational as it was entertaining!...
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2020 NEI Max! Highlight: What to Do When Your Patient is Using Methamphetamine
November 7, 2020   

Inspired by audience questions at NEI live meetings over recent years, ‘Breaking Bad: What To Do When Your Patient is Using Methamphetamine’ was developed to address the numerous clinical scenarios that can be complicated by methamphetamine use and abuse...
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2020 NEI Max! Highlight: Young Investigator Poster Competition Winners
November 6, 2020   

The 2020 NEI Max! Virtual Scientific Poster Session and Reception was held on Friday, November 6 and featured over 80 posters covering the full spectrum of mental health research and clinical data. Among them, three particularly stood out for...
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2020 NEI Max! Highlight: Is Cannabis a Friend or Foe?
November 5, 2020   

In this timely and fascinating presentation, Dr. Andrew Cutler and psychiatric nurse practitioner, Deb York discuss interactions with cannabis and psychiatric medications. Marijuana is the most used psychotropic drug in the US, after alcohol, and with the recent recreational legalization laws...
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2020 NEI Max! Highlight: FBI Profiling of Serial Killers
November 4, 2020   

In this incredible presentation, Dr. Charles Scott fascinated the NEI Forensic Academy audience with a historical and current view of serial killer profiling. Starting with Dr. Brussel’s profiling of the “Mad Bomber” in the 1950’s through investigators’ profiling of the “BTK” killer in the 1970s and beyond...
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Mental Health Disorders Related to COVID-19–Related Deaths
November 2, 2020   

In a recent viewpoint article, the authors addressed the impact of COVID-19-related deaths on mental health. Since February, the coronavirus disease pandemic has resulted in at least 200,000 deaths in the United States and 1 million deaths worldwide. The sudden interpersonal loss associated with COVID-19, along with severe social disruption, can easily overwhelm the ways individuals and...
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