Screen All Adult Patients for Drug Abuse, National Panel Urges

With 1 in 10 Americans saying they misuse drugs, doctors should ask everyone about both illegal and prescription use, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said.
Source: NYT - Category: American Health Authors: Tags: Preventive Medicine Drug Abuse and Traffic Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Addiction (Psychology) Pregnancy and Childbirth Doctors United States Preventive Services Task Force your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

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CONCLUSIONS: There appear to be unpredictable, positive sequelae that ranged from improvements in mental illness symptoms to reduction in physical pain and morphine withdrawal symptoms. Also, an LSD overdose while in early pregnancy did not appear to cause harm to the fetus. PMID: 32048609 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs - Category: Addiction Tags: J Stud Alcohol Drugs Source Type: research
Pregnant women attending the Specialist Drug and Alcohol Service in Perth use methamphetamine as their primary drug of choice. This is the only tertiary service for pregnant and postnatal women with complex Alcohol and Other Drug Use in Western Australia. It is a midwifery-led multidisciplinary team. Many of the women struggle with addiction, polysubstance use, co-occurring mental health, family and domestic violence, complex trauma and fear of Child Protection and infant removal. Therefore, the aim of this study was to understand the impact of methamphetamine use of pregnant women attending the service and explore and hig...
Source: Women and Birth - Category: Midwifery Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: We conclude that understanding the experiences of women and the impact methamphetamine use has on their life is paramount to providing effective and appropriate care to support pregnant women in a trauma-informed and woman-centred approach. Poor engagement in pregnancy care for women with methamphetamine use has significant impacts on mother and infant. PMID: 32061546 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Women Birth - Category: Midwifery Authors: Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Anorexia Anxiety and Panic Disorders Eating Disorders General Medications Mental Health and Wellness Psychology Psychology Around the Net Research Depression gut bacteria Magic Mushrooms postpartum depression psychedelic therap Source Type: blogs
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThis review examines how research focused on treatment for opioid use in perinatal populations and preventive interventions for postpartum psychopathology have remained separate, despite significant overlap.Recent FindingsGuidelines for best practice in caring for pregnant women with opioid use disorder suggest the use of medication-assisted treatment with additional comprehensive care, including behavioral and mental health interventions. However, intervention research often mutually excludes these two populations, with studies of behavioral interventions for opioid use excluding women with psycho...
Source: Current Addiction Reports - Category: Addiction Source Type: research
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Source: Addiction Research and Theory - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
  Sex addict. Nympho. You’ve likely heard these words used for a person with hypersexuality, but what exactly is this condition? Is hypersexuality really a symptom of a mental disorder or is it just a super high libido? Where does one draw the line between liking (or loving) sex and being hypersexual? Is it similar to a drug addiction? Or a binge eating disorder?  Join Gabe and Jackie as they tackle this often misunderstood topic and hear Gabe’s own personal experiences with hypersexuality as a debilitating symptom of his bipolar disorder. (Transcript Available Below) SUBSCRIBE &REVIEW About Th...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Bipolar Disorders General Not Crazy Podcast Relationships Sexuality Source Type: blogs
AbstractThe effect of a novel mentalization-based parenting intervention was explored on prenatal self-reported mentalization (P-PRFQ), attachment (MFAS), depression (EPDS) and anxiety (STAI) among women with substance use problems. The participants were 90 pregnant women referred to obstetric outpatient care due to recent or current substance use and randomized into intervention (n = 46) and control (n = 44) groups. The intervention group received three interactive 4D ultrasound sessions and a week-by-week pregnancy diary. The control condition was constituted of treatment-as-usual in obstetric...
Source: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction - Category: Addiction Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: First generation Hispanic women are at lower risk of smoking both prior to and during pregnancy. Identification of cultural factors discouraging smoking during pregnancy among first/second generation Hispanic women and incorporating in smoking prevention interventions targeting Hispanic women could benefits the later generations of Hispanic immigrants. PMID: 31958708 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Addictive Behaviors - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Addict Behav Source Type: research
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Source: Addiction Research and Theory - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
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