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General Psychiatry
BLOG: Currently, many of our patients are using cannabinoids, especially cannabidiol (CBD) to treat their own symptoms—ranging from insomnia, to anxiety, to depression.
General Psychiatry
Michael Myers, MD
BLOG: I recently had a chance to speak to State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate’s incoming residents and fellows about well-being and self-care.
Addiction Professional
Andrew Penn, RN, MS, NP, CNS, APRN-BC
BLOG: I recently completed 24 hours of online training to qualify for a buprenorphine “X” waiver and can now, in addition to the schedule II to V drugs that I was already permitted to prescribe as a nurse practitioner, provide this lifesaving medication to my patients with an opioid use disorder (OUD).
Suicide
Michael Myers, MD
BLOG: I got an invitation a few months ago to give a Grand Rounds at a medical school that had suffered the loss of a resident to suicide. But before accepting, I was told there was a catch.
General Psychiatry
Michael Myers, MD
BLOG: This piece is a departure from my usual missives on physician health and suicide. I want to share an experience I’m sure many readers have had, perhaps in a different form
Psych Congress Year-Round
Andrew Penn, RN, MS, NP, CNS, APRN-BC
BLOG: This year’s Psych Congress returned, time and again, to the theme of us needing to reconnect with a larger experience of the world in order to find a path out of depression.
Michael Weiner
Blogs
Michael Weiner, PhD, MCAP
I recently posted this on social media:“We don’t need to create programs. We need to do treatment. There’s a difference, a big difference.A program exists on its own. It doesn’t need patients. The program will always be there. A long time from now…
Enos
Blogs
Gary A. Enos, Editor
A discussion of emerging patterns around illegal and prescription stimulant use, which we have sought to facilitate over the past year, reached a peak this week at our first-ever National Cocaine, Meth & Stimulant Summit in Broward County, Fla.…
Blogs
Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
On Monday, I had the honor to introduce the current surgeon general of the United States, Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH, at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA) in San Diego. Adams headlined our plenary session on “The Emerging Federal Response to the Opioid Crisis: What Organizations and Communities Can Do to Make an Impact."
Blogs
Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
I prepared the following observations for the Mental Health Section Symposium held at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA) in San Diego on Nov. 11.I greatly appreciate the opportunity to join this panel. Behavioral…
flood
Blogs
Rebecca Flood
Addiction treatment, mental health services and even traditional medicine are all coming to terms with the fact that our job isn’t mechanical engineering. Our patients don’t have blueprints, their needs can’t be met in a single day, and more often…
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