Addictive Opioids Still Overprescribed After Surgery: Study

THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 -- Doctors continue to prescribe far too many opioid painkillers to patients following surgery, a new study indicates. In fact, one of every three patients prescribed an opioid, such as Oxycontin, didn't take a single pill...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

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AbstractObjectiveCustody conditions in police cells are often demeaning and considered inappropriate for human beings. The detention of young adolescents in police custody has received little attention. Our study aimed to describe the characteristics of adolescents under 18 detained in custody.MethodsWe studied all arrestees aged 13 –17 examined in 1 year (January 01–December 31, 2014) in a suburban district near Paris. We evaluated the proportion of adolescents under 18 among all arrestees detained in custody and their medical history, addictive behaviors, perceived health status, and opinion on custody.R...
Source: International Journal of Legal Medicine - Category: Medical Law Source Type: research
This article aims to explore the varied ways in which the role has developed through an analysis of its institutionalisation process. To do this, data from two surveys will be analysed: one based on peer counsellors who set up an association under the law of 1901 and the other on peer-support workers from “Housing First”, an experimental public policy intervention programme. Two different processes of institutionalisation of the peer-support role emerge from the analysis: one which prioritises the development of a social role and the other the roll-out of public policy. Neither is yet sufficiently successful to...
Source: ALTER - European Journal of Disability Research - Category: Disability Source Type: research
I love my job; I adore writing. But that doesn’t necessarily mean I’m having fun. If anything, it shows me how much of my life is work. I arrived at my therapist’s office earlier this year in a state of complete burnout. My adrenals weren’t producing sufficient cortisol to get me through the day, inflammation was rampant throughout my body, and my immune system had given up. As a writer who specializes in recovery and wellness, I couldn’t understand how this had happened to me. I worked out four days a week and ate well. I had also uprooted my life and moved to America, where I’d been wo...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Addiction Happiness Publishers Recovery The Fix Fulfillment Having Fun life sense of joy Work Work Life Balance Source Type: blogs
This study aims to describe the offenses committed by subjects suffering from a single paranoid personality disorder and to compare them with the offenses committed by the subjects affected by a paranoid delusional disorder associated with paranoid personality disorder. Our initial hypothesis is that both populations have a comparable criminological profile. METHODS: Based on a 17 year-long experience carried out in the framework of a forensic assessment, we have selected all subjects presenting a paranoid personality disorder, whether single or associated with paranoid delusional disorder. The selected individuals wer...
Source: L Encephale - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Encephale Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The association between psychological resilience and depressive symptoms was mediated by internet addiction in Korean university students. Enhancement of resilience programs could help prevent internet addiction and reduce the related depression risks. PMID: 30301308 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Psychiatry Investigation - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Investig Source Type: research
Authors: Baysak E, Yertutanol FDK, Dalgar I, Candansayar S Abstract OBJECTIVE: Prospective data of risky online gamers in Turkey is missing. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the change in gaming behaviors and addiction rates of Travian players within two years to search diagnostic stability of internet gaming disorder and some psychosocial risk factors. METHODS: 110 responders completed the whole questionnaire package including 21-item Game Addiction Scale (GAS), Satisfaction with Life Scale (SLS), Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES), and Multi-dimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS). A hierarchi...
Source: Psychiatry Investigation - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Investig Source Type: research
It occurs to me that a cheap trick to get blog material is to tell you what I lectured about yesterday. Most weeks I lecture Monday Wednesday and Friday, although I have guest lecturers when I can because I'm lazy and the students would get sick of me anyway. But Friday I talked about the tobacco industry.In 1953, British scientists Doll and Hill published the results of a cohort study that showed that smoking tobacco causes lung cancer. Evidence quickly piled up that it also caused heart disease. Tobacco company scientists got right away that this was all true, and told the executives. (I'll tell you how we know this in a...
Source: Stayin' Alive - Category: American Health Source Type: blogs
A growing number of people, mostly Americans, is forced to use crowdfunding sites to ask for money to cover medical expenses. While in many cases, the option is a potential source of hope binding people together for a good cause that would otherwise be lost due to financial reasons, the phenomenon also shows the desperate state of a healthcare system where victims of terrible illnesses have to “commodify” themselves on online donation forums. Should it stay that way? Should we fear for a dark future of health insurance in some parts of the world? The patchwork called crowdfunding Kickstarter, GoFundMe, Indiegog...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Health Insurance Healthcare Design Social media in Healthcare crowdfunding digital health digital health insurance ethics future health data medical medical expenses Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 11 October 2018Source: NeuroscienceAuthor(s): James D. Ryan, Yan Zhou, Natalina H. Contoreggi, Farah K. Bshesh, Jason D. Gray, Joshua F. Kogan, Konrad T. Ben, Bruce S. McEwen, Mary Jeanne Kreek, Teresa A. MilnerAbstractAlthough opioid addiction has risen dramatically, the role of gender in addiction has been difficult to elucidate. We previously found sex-dependent differences in the hippocampal opioid system of Sprague-Dawley rats that may promote associative learning relevant to drug abuse. The present studies show that although female and male rats acquired conditioned place preference...
Source: Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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Source: Addiction - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
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