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A Beacon of Hope in The Storm of Mental Illness: An Update On Suicide Risk and Prevention Awareness with Dr. Christine Moutier
May 26, 2020   

With the recent COVID-19 pandemic, mental health concerns are on the rise. What do we know about the relationship between suicide risk and previous pandemics or natural disasters? What are some protective factors against suicide, and how can we capitalize on these, especially during this challenging time? We recently sat down with the Chief Medical Officer of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), Dr. Christine Moutier to discuss these questions and more in a recent NEI Podcast episode.
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Incidence and Lethality of Suicidal Acts from 2006 to 2015
May 15, 2020   

A recent cross-sectional study was conducted to evaluate trends in the incidence rates and lethality of suicidal acts from 2006 to 2015 among people aged 10 to 74 years of age. The study was based on data...
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FDA Cautions Against Hydroxychloroquine or Chloroquine for COVID-19 Outside of the Hospital Setting or a Clinical Trial Due to Risk of Heart Rhythm Problems
May 5, 2020   

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recently announced warnings against the use of hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine for treating or preventing SARS beta-coronavirus 19 (COVID-19) infection. Hydroxyquinoline is...
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Treating Mental Health Using Telepsychiatry with Michele Novella, PMHNP-BC
April 13, 2020   

We recently sat down with psychiatric nurse practitioner, Michele Novella in our most recent NEI Podcast episode, “Treating Mental Health Using Telepsychiatry with Michele Novella” to discuss this timely and important information for your practice...
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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is Temporarily Waiving Restrictions on Medicare Telehealth Services
April 11, 2020   

Following approval of the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplement Appropriations Act, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has temporarily expanded Medicare telehealth services and waived existing restrictions on such services...
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Mental Health Outcomes Among Health Care Workers Exposed to Coronavirus
April 9, 2020   

With the rising rates of COVID-19 (i.e., severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) infection and hospitalization across the world, frontline health care workers will continue to face an overwhelming workload throughout the course of this pandemic. This workload, along with the depletion of personal protection equipment, widespread media coverage, lack of specific drugs and feelings of being inadequately supported may contribute to adverse psychological reactions...
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COVID-19 Pandemic Resources for Mental Healthcare Providers
April 3, 2020   

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are many helpful resources that have been offered to help clinicians and their patients navigate through this challenging time. We have compiled several resource links here to provide you with the most current information at this time...
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FDA Bans Electrical Stimulation Devices for Self-Injurious or Aggressive Behavior
March 23, 2020   

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) bans electrical stimulation devices used for self-injurious or aggressive behavior because they present...
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Happy Match Day 2020!
March 20, 2020   

Beginning your residency in psychiatry is an exciting time, filled with important choices and life changes that will impact your experience over the next three years and beyond. Here are some resources to consider as you look forward to beginning your residency...
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FDA Releases Web-based Resource Listing Therapeutically-Relevant Pharmacogenetic Associations
March 4, 2020   

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has developed a gene-interaction table that summarizes pharmacogenetic associations that the FDA has evaluated and believes there is sufficient scientific evidence to suggest that genetic...
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