Psychiatry Information Center
Increases were greatest among women, older adults, racial/ethnic minorities, and individuals with lower educational level and family income.
Women with mental illness engage in significantly more sexually risky behaviors than men, and personality risk scores are a significant predictor of total sex acts for women but not men.
"Safe consumption sites" are medically-supervised venues where heroin users can inject heroin in clean, safe, and medically-supervised facilities.
Experiencing the loss of a friend brings a new perspective to working in addiction medicine.
A greater understanding of the healthcare issues specific to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community may improve the quality of care.
The challenge associated with assessing for anxiety disorders is that the clinical features of one disorder can closely resemble those of another.
To minimize the risk of abuse and addiction, evidence-based prescribing practices must be used when treating acute and chronic pain with opioids.
Physician education in depression recognition and treatment and restricting access to lethal methods have significant data supporting their effectiveness in suicide prevention.
Geriatric patients who are not responding well to antidepressants may benefit from a combination of pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy.
Over the last two decades, the prescribing of tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) has decreased due to their unfavorable side-effect profile.
Suboxone can curb drug addiction if it is used correctly.
Low dose lithium can bring return absolute neutrophil count (ANC) to normal levels.
Teenagers often give vague answers when asked about sensitive topics like substance abuse or suicide.