How to Reimagine Your Relationship to Alcohol
For many, January is a month to rethink how much they imbibe, whether they ’re worried about heavy drinking or just looking for a reset. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Julia Bainbridge Tags: Quarantine (Life and Culture) Alcohol Abuse Content Type: Service Anxiety and Stress Alcoholics Anonymous National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Source Type: news

Nigeria: Prevalence of Substance Abuse
[This Day] Government could do more to contain the menace (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Years of Life Lost (YLL) due to Substance Abuse in Iran, in 2014-2017: Global Burden of Disease 2010 Method. ** - Shahbazi F, Mirtorabi D, Ghadirzadeh MR, Shojaei A, Nazari SSHASHEMI.
*SafetyLit note: The wrong (unrelated) abstract was included in the metadata and the pdf version of this article. The proper full text is available at no cost by following the DOI.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

How Long Do You Monitor Neonates for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)?
Discussion Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) occurs in the first few days of life and is a complex withdrawal syndrome. The newborn is abruptly cut-off from their exposure to licit or illicit drugs that the mother is chronically consuming and which were being transmitted through the placenta to the fetus. “NAS is a highly variable and severe condition; it may be associated with central and autonomic nervous system dysfunction … and gastrointestinal disorders.” It can cause significant morbidity but is rarely fatal. Fetal exposure has been increasing in the United States. In 2011-12, almost 5.9% of pregn...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 11, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

New St. Louis (MO) Program to Divert Mental Health Calls Away from 911
Robert Patrick St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MCT) ST. LOUIS — If all goes according to plan, thousands of 911 calls beginning this month will not reach St. Louis police or fire personnel. Calls involving people with mental health issues, or in a mental crisis, may instead be diverted to specially trained behavioral health professionals. Tiffany Lacy Clark, COO of the contractor involved in the program, Behavioral Health Response, said the broader goals of the program are to relieve police and EMS workers from responding to many mental health crises, to prevent people undergoing a crisis from going to jail o...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 4, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Communications & Dispatch News News Feed 911 Mental Health Missouri Source Type: news

New St. Louis (MO) Program to Divert Mental Health Calls Away from 911
Robert Patrick St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MCT) ST. LOUIS — If all goes according to plan, thousands of 911 calls beginning this month will not reach St. Louis police or fire personnel. Calls involving people with mental health issues, or in a mental crisis, may instead be diverted to specially trained behavioral health professionals. Tiffany Lacy Clark, COO of the contractor involved in the program, Behavioral Health Response, said the broader goals of the program are to relieve police and EMS workers from responding to many mental health crises, to prevent people undergoing a crisis from going to jail o...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 4, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Communications & Dispatch News News Feed 911 Mental Health Missouri Source Type: news

New St. Louis (MO) Program to Divert Mental Health Calls Away from 911
Robert Patrick St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MCT) ST. LOUIS — If all goes according to plan, thousands of 911 calls beginning this month will not reach St. Louis police or fire personnel. Calls involving people with mental health issues, or in a mental crisis, may instead be diverted to specially trained behavioral health professionals. Tiffany Lacy Clark, COO of the contractor involved in the program, Behavioral Health Response, said the broader goals of the program are to relieve police and EMS workers from responding to many mental health crises, to prevent people undergoing a crisis from going to jail o...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 4, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Communications & Dispatch News News Feed 911 Mental Health Missouri Source Type: news

New St. Louis (MO) Program to Divert Mental Health Calls Away from 911
Robert Patrick St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MCT) ST. LOUIS — If all goes according to plan, thousands of 911 calls beginning this month will not reach St. Louis police or fire personnel. Calls involving people with mental health issues, or in a mental crisis, may instead be diverted to specially trained behavioral health professionals. Tiffany Lacy Clark, COO of the contractor involved in the program, Behavioral Health Response, said the broader goals of the program are to relieve police and EMS workers from responding to many mental health crises, to prevent people undergoing a crisis from going to jail o...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 4, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Communications & Dispatch News News Feed 911 Mental Health Missouri Source Type: news

New St. Louis (MO) Program to Divert Mental Health Calls Away from 911
Robert Patrick St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MCT) ST. LOUIS — If all goes according to plan, thousands of 911 calls beginning this month will not reach St. Louis police or fire personnel. Calls involving people with mental health issues, or in a mental crisis, may instead be diverted to specially trained behavioral health professionals. Tiffany Lacy Clark, COO of the contractor involved in the program, Behavioral Health Response, said the broader goals of the program are to relieve police and EMS workers from responding to many mental health crises, to prevent people undergoing a crisis from going to jail o...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 4, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Communications & Dispatch News News Feed 911 Mental Health Missouri Source Type: news

New St. Louis (MO) Program to Divert Mental Health Calls Away from 911
Robert Patrick St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MCT) ST. LOUIS — If all goes according to plan, thousands of 911 calls beginning this month will not reach St. Louis police or fire personnel. Calls involving people with mental health issues, or in a mental crisis, may instead be diverted to specially trained behavioral health professionals. Tiffany Lacy Clark, COO of the contractor involved in the program, Behavioral Health Response, said the broader goals of the program are to relieve police and EMS workers from responding to many mental health crises, to prevent people undergoing a crisis from going to jail o...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 4, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Communications & Dispatch News News Feed 911 Mental Health Missouri Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is seeking comment on two surveys being developed as part of the Mental and Substance Use Disorder Practitioner Data grant: 1) A one-time survey to employers of behavioral health providers and, 2) a one-time survey of licensed clinical behavioral health providers. The information gathered by these surveys will be used to gain critical new insights into, and to document, challenges in recruiting and retaining behavioral health staffing and to assess the strength of available data on the clinical behavioral health workforce actively providing care for men...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - December 31, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Why the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Caused a Widespread Existential Crisis
“The ‘ol quarantine move-in,” a friend joked a couple months ago, when I told her I’d decided to live with my boyfriend of almost two years. I can add all the caveats I want—my lease was up and we probably would have moved in together this year anyway—but I know I’m a statistic. I’m just one of the countless people who have made huge life decisions during this massively chaotic and unsettling pandemic year. Of course, there is significant privilege in having the time and ability to choose to make a life shift right now, when many people are facing changes they most certainly ...
Source: TIME: Health - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Report: NFL bans Josh Gordon from Seahawks practice after setback with substance abuse
Josh Gordon reportedly suffered another setback in his battle with substance abuse. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Knitting takes off at addiction treatment centre in Surrey as men stitch hundreds of toques
Men living at a treatment facility for mental health and substance abuse in Surrey have taken up knitting. The therapeutic activity has turned into a mission to help those in need. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

SPONSORED: Coping with COVID
As Arkansas and other states reach new COVID-19 hospitalization peaks, many especially susceptible people struggle with worsening substance abuse problems. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 22, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Pandemic relief bill delivers $4.25 billion for mental health services
The funding is the largest amount behavioral health groups have gotten in a spending bill. Advocates say more is needed to address historic levels of depression, substance abuse. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: William Wan Source Type: news

"Chasing the dragon": a fatal case report of toxic leucoenc éphalopathie due to inhaled heroin - Ochoa-Orozco SA, Gutiérrez-Segura JC, Coral-Leiton AM, Trejos-Orozco EA, Gutiérrez-Sanjuán I, Carvajal-Guevara JD.
BACKGROUND: Leukoencephalopathy is a myelin disorder caused by multiple agents, including substance abuse. CASE: A 28-year-old man arrived at the emergency department having suffered from asthenia, dizziness, disorientation and ataxia for two months. H... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Health Officials Fear COVID-19 Pandemic-Related Suicide Spike Among Indigenous Youth
Fallen pinecones covered 16-year-old Leslie Keiser’s fresh grave at the edge of Wolf Point, a small community on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation on the eastern Montana plains. Leslie, whose father is a member of the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes, is one of at least two teenagers on the reservation who died by suicide this summer. A third teen’s death is under investigation, authorities say. Leslie’s mother, Natalie Keiser, was standing beside the grave recently when she received a text with a photo of the headstone she ordered. She looked at her phone and then back at the grave of the girl who t...
Source: TIME: Health - December 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sara Reardon / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Curai raises $27M, Ōmcare scores $2.5M and more digital health fundings
Also: Workit Health's $12 million for virtual substance abuse treatment; Lucine's $6.6 million chronic pain digital therapeutic. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - December 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

In the realm of haunting ghosts: denying the existence of substance abuse in Medicare home health - Cabin W.
PURPOSE: There is extensive literature on the significance of substance use, misuse, and abuse among the elderly in the United States. A literature review indicates no studies on the nature, significance, or impacts of the lack of substance use and abuse c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

SAMHSA, HHS: Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records
Notice of final rule from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) amending the regulation governing the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records, to clarify one of the conditions under which a court may authorize disclosure of confidential communications made by a patient to a part 2 program. This final rule is effective January 13, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - December 14, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Shedding light on opioid exposure, COVID-19 and health disparities
(JAMA Network) This Viewpoint describes the planned Healthy Brain and Child Development Study, which will investigate the associations of parental substance abuse, COVID-19 and exposure to health disparities with their children's health and well-being. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

SAMHSA Publishes Guidelines, Toolkit to Strengthen Crisis Care in America's Communities
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) published a toolkit detailing crisis intervention services and best practices for use by community leaders and healthcare providers. The related papers address key issues such as homelessness, technology advances, substance use, diverse populations, children and adolescents, and rural and frontier areas. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - December 8, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Risk factors for penile fracture compared with a surgical control cohort in the United States: the role of substance abuse - Christian-Miller N, Lenis AT, Fero KE, Madrigral J, Eleswarapu SV, Chamie K, Benharash P.
Penile fracture (PF) is a surgical emergency. Given its rarity, we queried a national cohort over an 11-year period to study the temporal and demographic variations in presentation, evaluation, and management of patients with PF compared with a cohort of c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

A.A. to Zoom, Substance Abuse Treatment Goes Online
It began as a stopgap way to get through the pandemic, but both participants and providers say virtual sessions have some clear advantages and will likely become a permanent part of recovery. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matt Richtel Tags: Computers and the Internet Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Addiction (Psychology) Telemedicine Alcohol Abuse Videophones and Videoconferencing Alcoholics Anonymous Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Narcotics Anonymous Zoom Video Communications yo Source Type: news

Domestic violence and substance abuse during COVID19: a systematic review - Abdo C, Miranda EP, Santos CS, J únior JB, Bernardo WM.
INTRODUCTION: As COVID-19 develops around the world, numerous publications have described the psychiatric consequences of this pandemic. Although clinicians and healthcare systems are mainly focused on managing critically ill patients in an attempt to limi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

High hopes: lower risk of death due to mental disorders and self-harm in a century-long US Olympian cohort compared with the general population - Duncombe SL, Tanaka H, De Larochelambert Q, Schipman J, Toussaint JF, Antero J.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the risk of death due to prominent mental disorders, substance abuse, and self-harm among US Olympians compared with the general population. METHODS: All female (n=2301) and male (n=5823) US Olympians who participated in the sum... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

UCLA receives $6.4 million to fund cannabis research
UCLA has received seven grants totaling $6.4 million from the California Bureau of Cannabis Control. The awards will fund studies on topics ranging from the toxicity of inhaled and second-hand  cannabis smoke to employment conditions in California’s cannabis industry.The  grants were awarded to faculty from theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, theUCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and several research centers.“The grants exemplify the breadth of cannabis research being conducted at UCLA,” said Ziva Cooper, director of theUCLA Cannabis Research Initiative an...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 19, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Sex, drugs, and TBI: the role of sex in substance abuse related to traumatic brain injuries - Oliverio R, Karelina K, Weil ZM.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are a significant public health problem costing billions of dollars in healthcare costs and lost productivity while simultaneously reducing the quality of life for both patients and caregivers. Substance abuse is closely inte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Real-world data on nonmedical use of tramadol from patients evaluated for substance abuse treatment in the NAVIPPRO Addiction Severity Index-Multimedia Version (ASI-MV ®) network - Green JL, Dailey-Govoni T, Butler SF.
INTRODUCTION: Drug safety studies regarding comparative risk of different opioid compounds are important as providers and regulatory agencies in the United States continue to balance pain management with an ongoing opioid epidemic. OBJECTIVE: The aim o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Forsyth County begins process to end relationship with Cardinal Innovations Healthcare
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted on Thursday to authorize the county manager to begin the process of disengagement from Cardinal Innovations Healthcare. Cardinal, based in Charlotte, is the county’s Local Management Entity/Managed Care Organization, providing behavioral health, substance abuse, and intellectual/developmental delay services. Forsyth County requested an action plan from Cardinal to address issues residents have been experiencing with its services for… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 13, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Daniel Finnegan Source Type: news

Study finds suicidal thoughts, drug and alcohol addictions have surged by 68% from 2009 to 2018 
A new study from Penn State University found that one or more 'diseases of despair' diagnoses of substance abuse, alcohol dependency, or suicidal thoughts and behaviors rose by 68% (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Federal Grant Supports Extension and Expansion of Project Recovery
A new federal grant will help the Department of Health Services (DHS) continue a crisis counseling program for Wisconsin residents experiencing behavioral health challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The $3.9 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration funds the Project Recovery program through June 2021. It also allows for the expansion of this program to two additional counties and the creation of supports...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - November 10, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Maternal substance abuse and the later risk of fractures in offspring - Auger N, Low N, Ayoub A, Lee GE, Luu TM.
OBJECTIVE: To assess the association of maternal illicit drug abuse before or during pregnancy with future fractures in offspring. METHODS: We performed a longitudinal cohort study of 792,022 infants born in hospitals of Quebec, Canada, between 2006 an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Determinants and prevention strategies of substance abuse in Pacific countries: a systematic review - Mohammadnezhad M, Thomas A, Kabir R.
OBJECTIVES: People abuse substances like drugs, alcohol, and tobacco for different reasons, including pleasure, improved performance and vigilance, relief of depression, curbing hunger, and weight control. In this review, we sought to identify the determin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Study finds involuntary psychiatric detentions on the rise
The rate at which Americans are held against their will and forced to undergo mental health evaluations and even state-ordered confinement — lasting anywhere from a few days to years — has risen sharply over the past decade, according to a new study by researchers at theUCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.The analysis,published online today in the journal Psychiatric Services, shows that in the nearly half of U.S. states for which data was available, involuntary psychiatric detentions outpaced population growth by a rate 3 to 1 on average in recent years.The study is the most comprehensive compilation of data ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 3, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

What Are Common Presentations for Factitious Disorder?
Discussion Factitious disorder (FD) is when patients fabricate illness in themselves or another person without obvious gain. FD has had other terminology and in the past has been called Munchausen Syndrome (if FD in themselves) or Munchausen Syndrome by proxy or FD by proxy (if FD being perpetuated in another person). The current DSM-V terminology is FD imposed on self or FD imposed on another. Malingering (sometimes referred to as simulation) is similar but those that fabricate illness or medical need have an obvious external reward such as gaining access to public social service benefits, free hospital room and board, or...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 2, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Opioid deaths skyrocket, mental health suffers due to pandemic restrictions, new federal report says
The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on Canadians suffering from mental illness, opioid addiction and other substance abuse problems, says a new study released today by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) which confirms anecdotal reports warning that the pandemic's health consequences extend well beyond COVID-19 itself. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News Source Type: news

The role of social skills in the prevention of drug addiction in adolescents - Amini Pozveh Z, Saleh Z.
BACKGROUND: Substance abuse has turned into a great problem in the worldwide. Considering the increased prevalence of addiction in this study, we tried to assess the role of social skills aspects in tendency to addiction among the adolescents. Material... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Coexistence of substance abuse among emergency department patients presenting with suicidal ideation - Tadros A, Sharon M, Crum M, Johnson R, Quedado K, Fang W.
This study sought to determine how o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Depression, anxiety, stress, and associated factors among khat chewers in Amhara Region, Northwest Ethiopia - Atnafie SA, Muluneh NY, Getahun KA, Woredekal AT, Kahaliw W.
Individuals with substance use disorder are prone to develop different psychiatric disorders. Substance abuse and associated problems are of current global concern that leads to mental health disorders which contributed about 14% of the global burden of th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Conquering the Stigma of Getting Mental Health Care Conquering the Stigma of Getting Mental Health Care
As culture progresses, our perception of mental illness and substance abuse still gets left behind.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 20, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Substance use in the life cycle of a disaster: a research agenda and methodological considerations - Kopak AM, Van Brown B.
Considering the increasing frequency and magnitude of natural and human-made disasters, it is becoming more important to understand human responses to these events, including the ways they influence substance use. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Serv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The persistent enigma and challenge of suicide - Nierenberg AA.
Death by suicide is increasing at an alarming rate and is the ultimate tragic outcome for psychiatric disorders and substance abuse disorders, as well as for those without a diagnosis. Sometimes preventable and all too often not, the great challenge is to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Collaboration earns $1.35 million grant to reduce impact of substance abuse in Appalachia
(West Virginia University) Dr. Judith Feinberg and Dr. Gordon Smith, both from WVU, will collaborate with Lisa Jones from the Southern Highlands Community Mental Health Center to administer a $1.35 million grant with the aim to help people who once injected drugs and come from areas savaged by job losses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Anxiety and depression and psychoactive substance abuse in university students - Barbosa L, Asfora G, Moura M.
OBJECTIVE: to identify the frequency of anxiety, depression and use of psychoactive substances in university students. METHOD: cross-sectional study. Data were collected using the anxiety and depression hospital scale and questions on the use of ps... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

ACTing as yourself: implementing acceptance and commitment therapy for transgender adolescents through a developmental lens - Bennett CMK, Taylor DD.
Transgender adolescents are at an increased risk for mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, substance abuse, and truancy. Transgender youth are especially vulnerable to victimization and bullying, often exacerbating mental... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Drug abuse trend and profile of current social crisis - Yamatani H, Byrdsong TR.
This article reviews the historical trend of substance abuse in USA and how it has lead to current public health crisis and offers example of potential future solution. The national drug policy was unable to implement safeguards to the drug manufacturers, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Scientists report role for dopamine and serotonin in human perception and decision-making
(Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) Scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine have recorded real time changes in dopamine and serotonin levels in the human brain that are involved with perception and decision-making. These same neurochemicals also are critical to movement disorders and psychiatric conditions, including substance abuse and depression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Associations between child maltreatment, dysfunctional family environment, post-traumatic stress disorder and children's bullying perpetration in a national representative sample in Taiwan - Hsieh YP, Shen ACT, Hwa HL, Wei HS, Feng JY, Huang SCY.
This study aims to examine the associations between child maltreatment (physical and psychological neglect and abuse), dysfunctional family environment (inter-parental violence, parental substance abuse), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and children... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news