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6 Delicious & Healthy One-Bowl Meals
The dish is really three stand-alone recipes in one: an easy, flavorful grilled chicken recipe; an addictively creamy and (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

42 Minutes, £ 2,600 Lost: The U.K. ’ s Growing Gambling Problem
The number of problem gamblers has risen by 50 percent in recent years, and campaigners blame a machine that is unique to British betting shops. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PATRICK KINGSLEY Tags: Gambling Addiction (Psychology) Great Britain Source Type: news

NIH Clinical Trial Requirements for Grants and Contracts
NIH is launching a series of initiatives that are rolling out in 2017-2018 to enhance the accountability and transparency of clinical research. These initiatives target key points along the whole clinical trial lifecycle from concept to results reporting. Learn more about these changes and how they will affect your research.Visit  https://grants.nih.gov/policy/clinical-trials.htm for complete details. (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - September 22, 2017 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

Addictive Opioids Common for People on Dialysis
But dose of pain-killing drugs often too high, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Dialysis, Opioid Abuse and Addiction, Pain Relievers (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CVS will limit opioid prescriptions to 7 days
In a new effort to tackle the deadly opioid addiction crisis in the US, pharmacy giant CVS announced on Friday it will limit opioid prescriptions to seven days for certain conditions. This restriction will apply to patients who are new to pain therapy. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CVS Pharmacy Will Limit Prescriptions for Opioids
With the 64,000 deaths from opioid overdoses last year alone, the medical community is struggling to contain the out-of-control opioid epidemic. Now, CVS, one the nation’s largest pharmacy benefit managers that oversees prescription drug benefits for 90 million people through its CVS Caremark plan, is attempting to address opioid abuse by no longer reimbursing opioid prescriptions beyond the first week for people filling these prescriptions for the first time. Beginning in February, the company announced, it will adhere to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidelines for prescribing opioids...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized CVS CVS health CVS pharmacy Drugs Opioid opioid epidemic opioid prescription opioid prescriptions opioid prescriptions cvs opioid use disorder opioids Source Type: news

The impact of price policy on demand for alcohol in rural India - Subramanian A, Kumar P.
Whether raising the price of addictive goods can reduce its burden is widely debated in many countries, largely due to lack of appropriate data and robust methods. Three key concerns frequently raised in the literature are: unobserved heterogeneity; omitte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Health minister says Canadians need to avoid judging those addicted to opioids
As the opioid epidemic continues to march across the country, destroying an ever increasing number of lives, the federal health minister says people have fallen into the habit of passing judgment on those addicted to the drug. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Addictive Opioids Common for People on Dialysis
Title: Addictive Opioids Common for People on DialysisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/21/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/22/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - September 22, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Erratum to: "Like a lots happened with my whole childhood": violence, trauma, and addiction in pregnant and postpartum women from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside - Torchalla I, Linden IA, Strehlau V, Neilson EK, Krausz M.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Dozens of alcohol-flavored tobacco products may lure teens
(Reuters Health) - Nearly 50 alcohol-flavored tobacco product lines are marketed by more than 400 tobacco brands in the United States and these products may especially attract teens, luring them into tobacco addiction, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Addictive Opioids Common for People on Dialysis
THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 -- Kidney dialysis patients in the United States have high rates of prescriptions for opioid painkillers and many also receive high doses of the potentially addictive drugs, a new study finds. Pain is common in dialysis... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

CVS Announces New Limits On Prescription Painkillers Amid ‘ Public Health Emergency ’
WOONSOCKET, R.I. (CBS) – CVS is taking steps to combat the “rapidly growing epidemic of opioid addiction and misuse” by putting new restrictions on prescription painkillers. Starting in February, the chain’s new policy will put a 7-day limit on the supply of certain prescriptions for patients who are new to opioid therapy. Additionally, the daily dosage of painkillers will be limited based on how strong the opioid is, and immediate-release opioids will be favored over extended-release versions. News | @CVSHealth Fighting National Opioid Abuse Epidemic With Enterprise Initiatives https://t.co/P11cp...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CVS opioid abuse Source Type: news

Are E-Cigs Bad For Your Heart?
Scientists are still trying to determine the health effects of e-cigarettes, and until now, they have focused their attention on the addictive properties of nicotine and the potentially cancer-causing agents in the vapors the devices emit. But in a small new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, researchers document another growing health concern of e-cigs: that they may have negative effects on the heart. Scientists led by Dr. Holly Middlekauff, professor of medicine at University of California Los Angeles, and her colleagues found that devices that contain nicotine can boost adrenaline levels ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized are e cigs bad for your heart are e cigs safe e-cig e-cigarette E-Cigarettes e-cigs e-cigs and heart ecig Heart Disease how to quit smoking Nicotine smoking and heart health smoking cessation tobacco what is nic Source Type: news

FDA warns on mixing opioid addiction treatments with other meds
Combining medication for opioid addiction with anti-anxiety medicines and other drugs that also slow breathing and brain activity dangerous, FDA warns. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Melania Trump Urges Adults to Teach Children About Cyberbullying ‘By Our Own Example’
In her first appearance at a United Nations event, Melania Trump focused on issues facing the world’s children, urging adults to take the lead in teaching them “life’s many ethical lessons” and combating cyberbullying. Hosting a luncheon for spouses of U.N. world leaders and committee heads on Wednesday, Trump stressed the importance of leading and teaching children “by our own example,” saying that “as adults we are not merely responsible — we are accountable.” “Whether it is drug addiction, bullying, poverty, disease, trafficking, illiteracy, or hunger, it is th...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Suyin Haynes Tags: Uncategorized diplomacy Donald Trump Melania Trump onetime Source Type: news

No magic pill to cure alcohol dependence yet
(Society for the Study of Addiction) A new study published by the scientific journal Addiction has found no reliable evidence for using nalmefene, naltrexone, acamprosate, baclofen or topiramate to control drinking in patients with alcohol dependence or alcohol use disorder. At best, some treatments showed low to medium efficacy in reducing drinking, but those findings were from studies with a high risk of bias. None demonstrated any benefit on health outcomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why poison frogs don't poison themselves
(University of Texas at Austin) Poison frogs harbor some of the most potent neurotoxins we know, yet scientists have long wondered -- how do these frogs keep from poisoning themselves? With a new paper published in the journal Science, scientists are a step closer to resolving that head-scratcher. And the answer has potential consequences for the fight against pain and addiction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA: Don't Withhold Methadone, Buprenorphine in Patients Taking CNS Depressants (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM Medication treatment for opioid addiction (e.g., " medication-assisted treatment " with methadone and buprenorphine) shouldn't be withheld from patients who take benzodiazepines … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA Issues Warning About Mixing Opioid Addiction Treatments With Other Meds
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration issued new warnings Wednesday about the dangers of combining medication for opioid addiction with anti-anxiety medicines and other drugs that also slow breathing and brain activity. The FDA warned that mixing such drugs can cause difficulty breathing, coma or death, so it should be done with caution. The agency said a growing number of people fighting opioid addiction with methadone or buprenorphine also take other prescription drugs that slow action of the central nervous system. The warning lists several dozen brand-name and generic drugs that could be risky, in...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 20, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

FDA Issues Warning About Mixing Opioid Addiction Treatments With Other Meds
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration issued new warnings Wednesday about the dangers of combining medication for opioid addiction with anti-anxiety medicines and other drugs that also slow breathing and brain activity. The FDA warned that mixing such drugs can cause difficulty breathing, coma or death, so it should be done with caution. The agency said a growing number of people fighting opioid addiction with methadone or buprenorphine also take other prescription drugs that slow action of the central nervous system. The warning lists several dozen brand-name and generic drugs that could be risky, in...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 20, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

#OpioidAwareChat
Join NIH Director Francis Collins, NIDA Director Dr. Volklow, and an expert from American Society of Addiction Medicine  in a Tweet chat. They’ll be available for a conversation about opioid use disorder: Impact on public health How the stigma against opioid use and addiction impacts recovery Methods and resources promoting prevention and recover When: Friday, September 29, 2017 . 12pm MT, 1pm CT at #OpioidAwareChat  /ch (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - September 20, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Blog Source Type: news

Youth Opioid Addiction: A Growing Problem (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Studies find risk of addiction after surgery, higher numbers of ED visits (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 20, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The Affordable Care Act Is Being Exploited to Foster Opioid Relapse
As so often happens, a frantic mother called us about her 19-year-old daughter, who I’ll call Jen. A heroin addict, Jen had been shuttled between multiple treatment centers and sober homes by greedy marketers looking to cash in on the teenager’s insurance benefits by keeping her perpetually in recovery, but never sober. As our investigator searched Palm Beach County for Jen, her mother finally reached her by phone. She pleaded with her daughter to leave Florida, to which Jen replied, “Why would I come home? I have all I need here.” In the ensuing months, Jen has become a victim of a vicious cycle kn...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dave Aronberg Tags: Uncategorized Addiction Affordable Care Act Drugs Health Care Source Type: news

Opportunists Are Exploiting the ACA to Prey on Opioid Addicts
As so often happens, a frantic mother called us about her 19-year-old daughter, who I’ll call Jen. A heroin addict, Jen had been shuttled between multiple treatment centers and sober homes by greedy marketers looking to cash in on the teenager’s insurance benefits by keeping her perpetually in recovery, but never sober. As our investigator searched Palm Beach County for Jen, her mother finally reached her by phone. She pleaded with her daughter to leave Florida, to which Jen replied, “Why would I come home? I have all I need here.” In the ensuing months, Jen has become a victim of a vicious cycle kn...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dave Aronberg Tags: Uncategorized Addiction Affordable Care Act Drugs Health Care Source Type: news

FDA warns on mixing opioid addiction treatments, other meds
FDA issues new warnings about risk of combining medication for opioid addiction with certain other drugs (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the agency ’s continued efforts to promote the safe adoption of medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) – the use of medication combined with counseling and behavioral therapies – is one of the major pillars of the federal response to the opioid epidemic in this country. This type of treatment is an important tool that has the potential to help millions of Americans with an opioid use disorder reg ain control over their lives. In fact, patients receiving MAT cut their risk of death from all causes in half, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Addressing the epidemic of opioid addiction is my highest public health priority. One element of t...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 20, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medicine in the Headlines: When Your Patients Ask
HRT, tattoos, insurers exacerbating the opioid epidemic, prolonged sitting, plus a new COPD drug: here's a recap of 5 of the week's key news reports. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - September 20, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Susan Kweskin Tags: Addiction COPD Source Type: news

Chronic Pain & Opioid Addiction: The Role of Integrated Care
This briefing from September 2017 examined innovative non-pharmacologic models to address chronic pain, including among the military and veteran population and through state Medicaid and safety net programs. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Are weight loss drugs the next tool to combat cocaine addiction?
(Boston Medical Center) Boston Medical Center's (BMC) psychiatry team is studying a drug called lorcaserin, which targets the brain's serotonin receptors and could help reduce cocaine cravings as well as dampen the rewards associated with taking cocaine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nora Volkow to receive Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Sciences
(Carnegie Mellon University) Carnegie Mellon University will award the fifth annual Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Sciences to Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Volkow pioneered the use of brain imaging to investigate the toxic effects and addictive properties of abusable drugs, and her work has been instrumental in demonstrating that drug addiction is a disease of the human brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Google Chooses Saving Lives Over Profits In The Midst of Opioid Epidemic
The company says it will stop selling ad space to misleading addiction treatment centers. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid ODs Have Cut Into U.S. Life Expectancy
Doctors must start treating addiction, expert says (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid ODs Have Cut Into U.S. Life Expectancy: CDC
Doctors must start treating addiction, expert says (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Christie outlines $200M for opioids while waiting on Trump
Gov. Chris Christie says New Jersey will spend another $200 million on drug addiction programs, part of one of his final pushes as governor to tackle a nationwide crisis (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

State Health Leadership and the Opioid Epidemic: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. 09/08/2017 This one-hour virtual town hall, presented by ASTHO in association with The Forum at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, addresses the opioid epidemic in the speakers'states. Presenters offer their perspectives and shared innovative approaches to preventing opioid misuse and abuse, ranging from education and prevention through treatment and recovery. They discuss what else is needed to reduce opioid misuse and prevent addiction nationwide. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

How The Opioid Crisis Is Blowing A Hole In Small-Town America's Finances
Cities, towns and counties across the United States are struggling to deal with the financial costs of a drug addiction epidemic that killed 33,000 people in 2015 alone. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid ODs Have Cut into U.S. Life Expectancy: CDC
Doctors must start treating addiction, expert says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Statistics, Opioid Abuse and Addiction (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid Overdoses Are Shortening Overall Life Expectancy
In a new study of the leading causes of death in the U.S., researchers say that opioids have contributed to a shortening of life expectancy. Scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report in JAMA that while life expectancy in the U.S. increased overall from 2000 to 2015, that improvement was blunted by deaths from opioid overdoses. (According to other recent research, deaths from opioid overdoses nearly doubled in the U.S. from 2009 to 2015.) The life expectancy for people born in 2015 increased by two years compared to people born in 2000, from 76 years to 78. Much of that gain was due to decreases ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized are opioids painkillers drug addiction Drugs leading causes of death opioid addiction opioid epidemic opioid overdose opioid overdoses opioid pain killers what are opioids what is the leading cause of death Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA urges caution about withholding opioid addiction medications from patients taking benzodiazepines or CNS depressants: careful medication management can reduce risks
Based on our additional review, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising that the opioid addiction medications buprenorphine and methadone should not be withheld from patients taking benzodiazepines or other drugs that depress the central nervous system (CNS). The combined use of these drugs increases the risk of serious side effects; however, the harm caused by untreated opioid addiction usually outweighs these risks. Careful medication management by health care professionals can reduce these risks. We are requiring this information to be added to the buprenorphine and methadone drug labels along with detai...
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - September 19, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Fentanyl, carfentanil and the opioid crisis: where do we stand now?
3.5 out of 5 stars Controversies and carfentanil: We have much to learn about the present state of opioid poisoning. Cole JB, Nelson LS. Am J Emerg Med 2017 Aug 24 [Epub ahead of print] Reference I have argued — both in a post on this blog and a column in Emergency Medicine News — that the idea of a “heroin overdose” is a completely outdated concept that is never coming back. The fact is, when a patient comes in today with a history of shooting or snorting heroin, none of us have any firm idea about exactly what drug or drugs were involved. The chance that such a patient was exposed only to heroin i...
Source: The Poison Review - September 19, 2017 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical carfentanil fentanyl opiates opioids Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Drug may reduce desire for alcohol, especially in the evening
New research in mice shows that blocking a receptor in the brain's immune system substantially reduces the desire to consume alcohol, especially at night. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Dr. Oz Says Medical Marijuana Could Help Solve Opioid Addiction
Dr. Oz says that medical marijuana may be the opposite of a'gateway drug'in that it may be a safe alternative that reduces the use of addictive prescription drugs. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tom Angell, Contributor Source Type: news

28 days on the land: Is this the future of addictions treatment in Nunavut?
After nearly two decades without a residential addictions treatment facility in Nunavut, the community of Cambridge Bay has found its own culturally-tailored solution: a mobile treatment centre on the land. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

Opioid boom in China as patients lose addiction fears
Painkiller market sees rapid growth as cancer cases rise (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - September 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Future of legalized cannabis focus of expert panel discussion in cannabis journal
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) In the roundtable entitled " Expert Panel on Understanding Cannabis: Medicine, Society, Government, " the panelists shared their views on topics ranging from what actions U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions might take, the business of growing and selling cannabis, risk of addiction, and whether patients should use cannabis to alleviate cancer pain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health care, education key to keeping women offenders out of prison
(University of British Columbia) Women in provincial prisons require health care to address trauma, addiction and chronic diseases in order to lower reincarceration rates, according to a new study that of women leaving a B.C. correctional centre. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Managing negative emotions can help pregnant smokers quit
(University at Buffalo) A new study by scientists in the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions has shown that pregnant smokers are more likely to quit if they can learn to manage negative emotions that lead to smoking. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Children Of The Opiate Crisis: The Reality Behind Our Nation ’s Epidemic
In July of 2017, the FDA announced that America’s opioid addiction was their biggest crisis on hand. An alarming jump in (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amid Opioid Crisis, Insurers Restrict Pricey, Less Addictive Painkillers Amid Opioid Crisis, Insurers Restrict Pricey, Less Addictive Painkillers
Drug companies and doctors have been accused of fueling the opioid crisis, but some question whether insurers have played a role, too.ProPublica (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news