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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.

Opioid-Prescribing Patterns of Emergency Physicians and Risk of Long-Term Use
01/01/70 - Rates of opioid prescribing and opioid-related overdose deaths have quadrupled in the United States over the past three decades. This epidemic has increasingly affected the elderly Medicare population, among whom rates of hospitalization for opioid overdoses quintupled from 1993 through 2012. The…

Addressing the Fentanyl Threat to Public Health
01/01/70 - Fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid, poses an increasing public health threat. Low production costs encourage suppliers to "cut" heroin with the drug, particularly white powder heroin sold in the eastern United States. Fentanyl also appears as a prevalent active ingredient in counterfeit…

Caring for Children by Supporting Parents
01/01/70 - A mother brings her toddler in for a well-child visit. When the pediatrician asks how things are going, the mother says everything?s fine. The pediatrician asks whether she?s getting enough support at home, to which she cautiously responds that some days can feel like more than she can handle.…

Calcific Pancreatitis Associated with Alcohol Use
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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…

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…

"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…

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…

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