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Clinical Challenges

As part of a multi-faceted campaign that includes other education and policy-focused efforts, not-for-profit Shatterproof has published a new guide that identifies stigmatizing language, offers alternative phrases, and provides research and rationale for why certain phrases should be used instead of others.
A study released this week by researchers at Johns Hopkins found that individuals with serious mental health conditions are less likely to receive addiction treatment.
Allison Smith, PhD, senior program administrator for the Louisiana Board of Regents, discusses groups within college populations facing a heightened risk of opioid overdose, crafting policy around naloxone administration, and working with university leaders to make colleges safer.
A study conducted by two professors at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, found that physician bias and stigma toward people who misuse opioids was greater among rural practitioners vs. those in urban settings.
A pair of recent studies resulting from Duke University researchers’ work in New Zealand have found a link between mental health issues in children and poorer physical health in adulthood, suggesting that improved mental healthcare for youth can potentially prevent diseases later in life and thereby lower overall societal healthcare costs.
In this video, Robert Rymowicz, DO, of the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, discusses food addiction, how highly processed foods affect the brain, and treatment strategies.
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