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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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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: 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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Evidence-based Suicide Prevention Strategies During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic
October 5, 2020   

Even before the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, suicide was a major issue and concern, with approximately 800,000 people dying by suicide each year. Not only has COVID-19 caused an alarming number of deaths due to infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, for numerous reasons, the number of lives lost to suicide is also expected to increase because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the economic shutdown and physical distancing measures...
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Systolic Orthostatic Hypotension Tied to Dementia Risk
August 21, 2020   

A recent study examined whether orthostatic hypotension and visit-to-visit blood pressure postural changes variability are associated with incident dementia. The study involved 2,131 people aged 73 years old on average. Repeatedly over a period of five years, researchers A recent study examined whether orthostatic hypotension and visit-to-visit blood pressure postural changes variability are associated with incident dementia. The study involved 2,131 people aged 73 years old on average. Over a period of five years, researchers...
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Brain Connectivity in Cannabis Users
July 17, 2020   

In a recent study, researchers examined brain functional connectivity in 54 adult cannabis users and 90 controls during a cannabis cue exposure task while undergoing functional magnetic resonance imaging. Changes in dynamic connectivity were...
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Assessing Knowledge About Traumatic Brain Injury Within Intimate Partner Violence Survivor Providers
December 4, 2019   

Traumatic brain injury, as a result of intimate partner violence, has serious negative mental and physical health consequences, yet there is still a gap in understanding the impact of intimate partner violence on head trauma. In a recent 2-phase study...
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New Medication Approved for Migraine
October 29, 2019   

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved lasmiditan for the acute treatment of migraine in adults...
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Degree of Serotonin Reuptake Inhibition and Risk of Ischemic Stroke
September 3, 2019   

Untreated depression has been reported to be associated with cardiovascular disease, thus patients with increased risk for ischemia have been prescribed antidepressants. Previous research also suggests that strong inhibitors may reduce the risk of arterial ischemic activity, however...
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