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The New England Journal of Medicine: Search Results in Psychiatry
The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) RSS feed -- Search Results in Psychiatry. NEJM ( is a weekly general medical journal that publishes new medical research findings, review articles, and editorial opinion on a wide variety of topics of importance to biomedical science and clinical practice.

"Zombie" Outbreak Caused by the Synthetic Cannabinoid AMB-FUBINACA in New York
01/01/70 - Commonly abused drugs are undergoing a period of proliferation and diversification, with a corresponding increase in the challenges faced by emergency and critical care physicians, substance abuse professionals, psychiatrists, and toxicologists. New psychoactive substances provide users with…

Psychocatalytic Benefits of the Unexpected
01/01/70 - Few doctors would say they deliberately try to catch their patients off guard, but doing so under the right circumstances can have salutary effects. Consider my first meeting with the young Ms. M. Having discovered her fiancé?s infidelity, she had impulsively swallowed a bottle of aspirin and…

Intimate Choices, Public Threats ? Reproductive and LGBTQ Rights under a Trump Administration
01/01/70 - In the weeks since the election of Donald Trump, many experts have begun assessing the likely implications of his administration in various realms, from immigration and education to financial institutions and international relations. My concerns are decidedly more quotidian, though no less…

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
01/01/70 - The neonatal abstinence syndrome was first described in the literature in the 1970s by Dr. Loretta Finnegan. Although this syndrome has been recognized for more than four decades, there have been substantial changes in the past 10 years, including a dramatic increase in prevalence and changes in…

Ending the Opioid Epidemic ? A Call to Action
01/01/70 - On August 24, 2016, I mailed a letter and pocket card (see figure) to 2.3 million doctors, nurses, dentists, and other clinicians asking them to help address America?s escalating opioid epidemic. It was the first time in the 145-year history of the Office of the Surgeon General that such a letter…

A Police-Led Addiction Treatment Referral Program in Massachusetts
01/01/70 - To the Editor: During the period from 2009 through 2013, only 21% of people with an opioid-use disorder in the United States received any type of treatment. In response to increasing rates of overdose deaths in the community, the Gloucester Police Department developed the Angel Program, a…

Interim Buprenorphine vs. Waiting List for Opioid Dependence
01/01/70 - To the Editor: Opioid-use disorder has reached epidemic proportions, with high attendant costs in terms of increases in overdoses and infectious diseases and in economic costs. Despite the demonstrated efficacy of maintaining abstinence by treating patients with opioid agonists, patients can remain…

Medicare Payment for Behavioral Health Integration
01/01/70 - Integrating behavioral health care with primary care is now widely considered an effective strategy for improving outcomes for the many millions of Americans with mental or behavioral health conditions. Uptake of behavioral health integration (BHI) has remained limited, however, largely because BHI…

Neglected ? Cancer Care and Mental Health in Rural America
01/01/70 - My first thought, as I viewed the CT images, was a somewhat fantastic notion that the tumor on the monitor screen could not possibly be real. It obliterated not just the area where the breast should have been but most of the chest wall. Distant seeds had also spread to the liver and bones, but…

The Rising Price of Naloxone ? Risks to Efforts to Stem Overdose Deaths
01/01/70 - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first approved naloxone in 1971 as an injection (Narcan) for reversing opioid intoxication or overdose. Although the brand-name version has been discontinued, generic versions of naloxone have been available since 1985, and today injections are available in…

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