Gender differences in internalizing symptoms and suicide risk among men and women seeking treatment for cannabis use disorder from late adolescence to middle adulthood

Cannabis continues to rise in popularity as the perception of its harmfulness decreases and evidence of its deleterious developmental effect increases. While internalizing distress and suicide risk have been linked with cannabis use problems (DSM-5 cannabis use disorder (CUD); DSM-IV cannabis abuse and dependence) it remains unclear how this association varies over the course of development in treatment-seeking men and women. The current study utilized the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (NIDA CTN) to conduct a cross-sectional comparison of internalizing distress and suicide risk among men (n=437) and women (n=163) spanning ages 18-50 who met DSM-5 criteria for CUD.
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research

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ConclusionIt was concluded that healthcare professionals (nurses, doctors, allied health) have experienced various mental health issues during COVID-19 pandemic. The meta-review, therefore, recommends targeted interventions and health policies that address specific mental health issues to support health professionals worldwide during the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and similar future health crises.Systematic Review Registrationhttps://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?ID=CRD4202126200, identifier: CRD42021262001.
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Psychiatriki. 2021 Dec;32(Supplement I):11-14. doi: 10.22365/jpsych.2021.046.ABSTRACTTreatment resistant depression (TRD) is a serious public health problem. It is estimated that around 20- 40% of patients with a major depressive episode (whether monopolar or bipolar) do not exhibit clinical response to the current treatment with antidepressants, that is at least 50% decline in the symptoms scale. Furthermore, about half of the patients with symptom amelioration present residual symptoms which continue to negatively affect their functioning and increase the chance of relapse. Therefore, only 20-40% of patients (36.8% in ST...
Source: Psychiatriki - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research
Substance abuse is sometimes viewed as a self-destructive, even suicidal behavior. For example, Karl Menninger (1938) called substance abuse chronic suicide, implying that it was a manifestation of the death instinct in which the individual kills himself o...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
Notice from the Indian Health Service (IHS) correcting theNovember 4, 2021, notice accepting applications for a component of the Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention (SASP) Program: Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Aftercare (SAPTA). This correcting notice outlines the addition of the statement of need section to the project narrative.
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - Category: Rural Health Source Type: news
Notice from the Indian Health Service (IHS) correcting theNovember 4, 2021, notice accepting applications for a component of the Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention (SASP) Program: Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention (SPIP). This correcting notice outlines the addition of the statement of need to the project narrative.
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - Category: Rural Health Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: Athletes reported overall lower levels of symptoms, diagnoses, and academic impacts than non-athletes. While non-athlete rates climbed over the past decade, athletes' rates broadly remained flat or climbed less rapidly. Increasingly positive attitudes toward treatment are encouraging, but the deficit relative to non-athletes remains. Ongoing efforts of athletic trainers to educate athletes and guide them to mental health resources are needed in order to continue (or, better yet, accelerate) the observed positive trends in information dissemination and treatment-seeking.PMID:34902857 | DOI:10.4085/1062-6050-586-21
Source: J Athl Train - Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
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