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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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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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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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Universal Hotline Number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to Take Effect in 2022
October 19, 2020   

Beginning in July 2022, Americans experiencing a mental health crisis will be able to dial 9-8-8 and be connected to the services and counselors at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline....
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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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FDA Requiring Stronger Warning Label For Benzodiazepines
September 25, 2020   

The US Food and Drug Administration has ordered changes to the labeling for benzodiazepines, requiring them to include information on the risks of abuse, misuse, addiction, physical dependence, and withdrawal reactions. Benzodiazepines are...
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Psychotropic Medications and COVID-19
July 20, 2020   

As COVID-19 spreads worldwide, there are many questions arising in terms of how best to care for individuals who are infected. In this comprehensive article, Bilbul and colleagues explore some of the various concerns in terms of the potential impact of psychotropic medications on the various organ systems that are often affected by COVID-19 as well as how psychotropic medications may interact with...
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APA Condemns Racism in All Forms, Calls for End to Racial Inequalities in U.S.
June 11, 2020   

In response to the institutional racism, police brutality, and killing of George Floyd brought to the forefront of national discourse, the American Psychiatric Association issued a statement that it will not stand for racism against Black Americans...
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