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Race matters in psychiatry

July 25, 2017  |  H. Steven Moffic

Though we have improved in recent decades, Black Americans still are subject to being diagnosed erroneously, and still are underserved with certain treatment modalities like psychotherapy.

Drug courts aim to broaden their scope

July 12, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

There are about 3,000 drug courts in the United States, and as the number increases, experts say the models must become broader in scope as well as more nuanced in interactions with program participants.

Drug maker agrees to stop selling Opana ER because of misuse

July 6, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Endo Pharmaceuticals on Thursday agreed to remove its long-acting Opana ER pain drug from the market, about a month after FDA requested that the company stop selling the product because of the growing incidents of misuse.

What is our clinical responsibility for suicide?

June 19, 2017  |  H. Steven Moffic

A young woman was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter after texting her boyfriend encouragement to commit suicide. Certainly, the case has legal implications, but are there psychiatric ones?

FDA questions effect of abuse-deterrent opioids

June 13, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

FDA aims to gather information to determine whether products with abuse-deterring formulations are having the intended impact.

Montana sisters help peers stop using drugs

June 6, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News

There’s a narrative about the meth epidemic in Montana that says the state tackled the problem in the 2000s yet it’s back with a vengeance because of super labs and drug cartels in Mexico. Within the Fort Belknap Indian Community, though, it never really went...

5 considerations in medication assisted treatment

June 2, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Recent webinars hosted by the National Council for Behavioral Health outlined barriers to adoption of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) as well as solutions.

Consider anger in society and psychiatry

May 30, 2017  | 

Healthy anger is proportional and responsive to a real and persistent need. It can be a powerful component of human survival and adaptation.

Murthy: Opioid crisis solution starts with culture change

May 26, 2017  |  Alicia Hoisington

Vivek H. Murthy, MD, the former U.S. surgeon general, spoke Thursday at a community forum in Cleveland, highlighting the need for all healthcare providers to rethink addiction.

Sober fraternity adds collegiate resources

May 25, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The Alpha 180 sober fraternity is emerging in Austin, Texas, designed as a lifestyle support program for those in recovery.

How effective are PDMPs?

May 24, 2017  |  Brian Albright

The databases have had clear impact on overprescribing but measuring their impact on overdoses is tricky.

May we address our own mental health

May 8, 2017  |  H. Steven Moffic

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. It's been designated as such since 1949 by Mental Health America. The overall goal has been to convey that mental health is something that everybody in America should care about.


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