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Schizophrenia, Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder Linked With Abnormal Functional Connectivity

Schizophrenia, Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder Linked With Abnormal Functional Connectivity

Local functional connectivity may serve as neuroimaging marker to investigate the human brain connectome.

AMA Vows to Improve Access for Physicians Seeking Mental Health Care

New policy recommends state licensing boards to only inquire about current conditions

Rapid Decreasing Heroin Use During Opioid Substitution Treatment Associated With Treatment Success

In patients receiving opioid substitution treatment for opioid use disorder (mainly involving heroin), those exhibiting a rapid decline in heroin use were found to be more likely to have successful treatment outcomes.

Opinion

When patients need services that don't exist

It can be difficult to care for complex patients when they need services that do not exist.

Evidence-based practices for suicide prevention

Physician education in depression recognition and treatment and restricting access to lethal methods have significant data supporting their effectiveness in suicide prevention.

Could "safe consumption sites" help the heroin epidemic in the US?

"Safe consumption sites" are medically-supervised venues where heroin users can inject heroin in clean, safe, and medically-supervised facilities.

Clinical Feature

Analyzing differences in illness and outcomes for anxious depression

Analyzing differences in illness and outcomes for anxious depression

Ranging definitions of anxiety associated with depression have caused variations in findings.

Modest changes in level of exercise may prevent new cases of depression

Modest changes in level of exercise may prevent new cases of depression

Relatively modest changes in population levels of exercise may have important public mental health benefits and prevent a substantial number of new cases of depression.

Slideshows

Eight apps for a healthy holiday

Eight apps for a healthy holiday

With the holiday season in full swing, clinicians and patients alike face difficulties in staying healthy and happy. Click through ...

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