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Health care workers have experienced a high prevalence of anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, and trauma-related disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to 2 separate systematic reviews and meta-analyses. 
Telehealth provides flexibility that addresses barriers to substance use disorder treatment, but more research on its efficacy is needed and providers want more training and technical assistance, according to a session presented at the Rx Drug Abuse…
Manish K. Jha, MD
Urgent action is needed from mental health providers to reduce the public health burden of anxiety disorders, which are widely prevalent yet often go undiagnosed, Anxiety Disorders Section Editor Manish Jha, MBBS, says,
With opioid overdose deaths and stimulant use on the rise, FDA director Janet Woodcock highlighted for Rx Summit attendees several of the administration’s top initiatives to meet the challenge.
U.S. Rep. David Trone discussed the merger of his Freshmen Working Group on Addiction with the Bipartisan Opioid Task Force on Thursday at the Rx Summit. Rep. Lori Trahan, meanwhile, said she is reintroducing legislation to standardize SUD training for prescribers.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken shared the ways in which the U.S. State Department is working with other nations and various groups to disrupt the sophisticated operations of transnational criminal drug trade organizations.
Today’s addiction crisis is not the same as those that preceded it, and while there are reasons for concern, CDC director Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, told Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit attendees in a session presented Wednesday morning that she also sees reasons for hope.
Researchers discuss their recent research that found having schizophrenia and dropping out of high school are among the factors that increase the likelihood of high utilization of inpatient psychiatric hospital services.
In this video, Randall Espinoza, MD, MPH, from the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, discusses the epidemiology, impact, and management of treatment-resistant depression in older adults.
To overcome setbacks in combating the nation’s opioid crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, policies and resources will need to be crafted in ways that address systemic inequities that have exacerbated challenges for specific populations, Acting Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use Tom Coderre told Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit attendees on Wednesday evening.
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