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Addressing Mental Healthcare in the LGBTQ Community
June 11, 2021   

NEI sat down with Drs. Rhonda Schwindt and Dr. Stephen Forssell for an expert discussion on disparities in the mental health care of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) individuals...
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Positive School Climate and Suicidality Among LGBTQ Youth
June 9, 2021   

Suicide has been increasing in the adolescent population and most particularly among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) youth. Stigma and discrimination towards sexual and gender minorities are thought to increase depressive symptoms that may in turn bring about suicidality. Given the ...
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Two Key Suicide Risk Factors Identified in Borderline Personality
May 24, 2021   

Suicide is a complex major public health concern that has been associated with many psychiatric disorders. Borderline personality disorder includes frequent self-injurious behaviors and suicide attempts. Clearly defining and distinguishing the suicide attempts risk associated with borderline personality disorder in a nationally...
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HHS Announces $3 Billion In Funds For Mental Health And Substance Abuse Block Grants
May 19, 2021   

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announces $3 billion in American Rescue Plan Funding for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Block Grants to address mental health and substance abuse. This is the largest aggregate amount of funding to date for....
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Association Between Gender-Affirming Surgery and Improved Mental Health
May 10, 2021   

Gender-affirming surgery refers to any surgical procedures offered to affirm the gender identities of transgender and gender diverse people. Evidence supporting a positive effect of gender-affirming surgeries on mental health is largely derived from low-quality studies. A secondary analysis of the...
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High-Risk Youth Population Are Not Receiving Behavioral Health Services
April 6, 2021   

Literature on pediatric mental health has suggested that adverse children’s experiences have been widespread and have gone unaddressed or untreated. A recent cross-sectional study was conducted to estimate the proportion of children with high levels of adverse children’s experiences or mental health symptoms who have not been receiving services from behavioral health professionals...
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Psychotropic Polypharmacy Prevalent in Patients With Dementia
March 25, 2021   

Dementia is increasingly prevalent as the population ages. In addition to memory deficits, patients with dementia often exhibit other neuropsychiatric symptoms that can be disturbing to caregivers and increase the likelihood of institutionalization. It is therefore not uncommon for patients with dementia to be prescribed psychotropic agents despite...
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Happy Match Day 2021!
March 19, 2021   

Congratulations to all of the medical students who have found a match for their psychiatry residency program! Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in academic psychiatry is of utmost importance, and DEI Leadership at major academic psychiatry programs across the United States have outlined a roadmap of guidelines for success...
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Methamphetamine Overdose Deaths in the US by Sex and Race and Ethnicity
February 17, 2021   

Rates of drug overdose involving methamphetamine have increased tremendously in the past decade. Work by Han and colleagues explored the extent to which methamphetamine overdose death rates in the United States (US) differed as a function of sex, race, and ethnicity using...
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COVID-19 Effects in the Brain
January 14, 2021   

Although severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), also known as COVID-19, is associated with a host of symptoms related to the central nervous system, it is unclear if SARS-CoV-2 can penetrate the brain-blood barrier (BBB). A study by...
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