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Factors Associated With Professional Mental Health Service Use Among Adults With Suicidal Ideation
May 16, 2022   

Fewer than half of people who die by suicide engage with mental health services in the year prior to death. However, few studies have examined which factors are associated with professional mental health services among people experiencing suicidal ideation. A cross-sectional survey study of...
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Mental Health Impacts of Climate Change: Educational Toolkit
May 12, 2022   

Emerging research suggests that climate change will increase the prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, psychotic disorders, and suicide. An educational toolkit has been developed to empower students to think critically about structural inequalities that affect them and challenge the assumption that they do not have the capacity to overcome the sociopolitical issues that affect them...
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Highlights From the 2022 NEI Synapse: Depression Throughout the Female Lifespan
April 23, 2022   

At the 2022 NEI Synapse, Dr. Mary Kimmel discussed best practices for diagnosing and treating depression in women throughout their lives in a CME/CE session titled, “Ups and Downs: Diagnosing and Treating Depression Throughout the Female Lifespan.”
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Highlights From the 2022 NEI Synapse: Optimizing Treatment for Patients With Schizophrenia
April 22, 2022   

At the 2022 NEI Synapse, Dr. Leslie Citrome delivered multiple clinically relevant presentations that provided key practical takeaways for any clinician who is striving to optimize functioning for their patients with schizophrenia...
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On National Doctors' Day, NEI Thanks You!
March 30, 2022   

On National Doctors Day, the Neuroscience Education Institute (NEI) would like to thank you for the tireless work you do to improve the lives of patients with mental illnesses. We are honored to support you in that work!
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Prolonged Grief Disorder Diagnostic Criteria in DSM-5-TR
March 23, 2022   

New diagnostic criteria for prolonged grief disorder (PGD) have been presented in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-5-TR). PGD not only places patients at risk for intense distress, but also poor physical health, shortened life expectancy, and suicide...
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Mental Health Outcomes in Transgender and Nonbinary Youths Receiving Gender-Affirming Care
March 11, 2022   

There is a robust evidence base that gender-affirming care for transgender and nonbinary (TNB) youth is associated with better long-term mental health outcomes. Less is known about the shorter-term outcomes of gender-affirming care on mental health...
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National Trends of Mental Health Care Among US Adults Who Attempted Suicide
February 7, 2022   

With suicide as one of the top 10 causes of death, there is tremendous push to reduce the number of deaths by suicide. Suicide attempt remains the leading predictor of suicide, thus warrants further exploration. This study, based on data from nearly...
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FDA Warns Orally Dissolving Buprenorphine Tied to Dental Problems
January 12, 2022   

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning that dental problems have been reported with medicines containing buprenorphine that are dissolved in the mouth. The dental problems, including tooth decay, cavities, oral infections, and loss of teeth, can be serious and have been reported even in patients with no history of dental issues...
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Telehealth Treatment of Patients With Borderline Personality Disorder Safe and Effective
November 15, 2021   

The first study reporting on the comparative efficacy, acceptability, and safety of in-person and telehealth partial hospital program services for patients with borderline personality disorder was published recently in...
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