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Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy in Major Depressive Disorder
November 17, 2020   

Although the glutamatergic agent ketamine has been shown to provide rapid reductions in symptoms of depression and suicidality, the therapeutic effects of ketamine are short-lived and ketamine itself is associated with a toxicity and addiction liability. Psilocybin is a classic...
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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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Associations Between Prenatal Cannabis Exposure and Childhood Outcomes
October 13, 2020   

The association between prenatal cannabis exposure and childhood outcomes was recently examined in a longitudinal study, the Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development (ABCD) study. The results suggest that prenatal cannabis exposure may be associated with...
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E-Cigarette Use Tied to Sleep Deprivation in Young Adults
October 11, 2020   

The relationship between e-cigarette use and sleep deprivation was recently examined in a sample of young American adults.The findings suggest that e-cigarette use might be associated with...
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Refreshing Perspectives on Recovery: September is National Recovery Month with Dr. Nzinga Harrison
September 17, 2020   

In this invigorating interview with addiction expert, Dr. Nzinga Harrison, we discuss the need for removing the stigma and misconceptions surrounding the topic of addiction, and how to apply treatment strategies focused on understanding compassion, and evidence-based scientific research...
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Cannabidiol May Help Individuals with Cannabis Use Disorder
August 9, 2020   

Research in the area of pharmacological treatment for cannabis use disorder is scarce. In a recent study, conducted between May 2014 and August 2015, cannabidiol (CBD) was tested as a possible treatment. The phase 2a, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized...
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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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US Preventive Services Task Force Recommends Screening Adults for Unhealthy Drug Use
July 10, 2020   

The United States Preventive Services Task Force has released updated recommendations regarding screening for unhealthy drug use in primary care settings among adults (including pregnant and postpartum women) and adolescents who...
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