SAMHSA: Meeting of the the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Advisory Council

Announcement from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of a National Advisory Council (NAC) public meeting on January 28, 2020 to be held in person and via webinar. Agenda items include remarks from the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, updates from SAMHSA Centers Directors, and discussion on clinical trends and emergency issues.
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Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - Category: Health Management Tags: Quality Management Applications Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clinical Controversies Source Type: research
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Addiction Alcoholism Bipolar Recovery Substance Abuse Addiction Recovery Bipolar Disorder Detox Dual Diagnosis World Bipolar Day Source Type: blogs
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Source: SharpBrains - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology chronic insomnia cognitive-behavioral-therapy depression digital therapeutic FDA Pear Therapeutics precertification Somryst Source Type: blogs
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Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This post hoc analysis confirmed that patients with SZ + AUD had a worse illness course than patients with SZ-only and suggests that olanzapine may be associated with a longer time to first and recurrent exacerbations versus other antipsychotics in this difficult-to-treat population. Further research is needed to identify effective treatments for this important yet understudied patient population. TRIAL REGISTRATION: identifier: NCT00014001. PMID: 32220153 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: J Clin Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: Postgraduate Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Article Source Type: research
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Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: 42 CFR Part II and Economic Security Act Bruce Schwartz CARES Act Congress coronavirus Coronavirus Aid COVID-19 Medicare Relief samhsa Saul Levin stimulus package substance use disorders telehealth Source Type: research
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