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Lithium not linked to increased cancer risk in patients with bipolar disorder

Lithium not linked to increased cancer risk in patients with bipolar disorder

No difference was observed in risk of overall cancer in patients with bipolar disorder who use lithium, compared with the general population.

Off-label antidepressant prescriptions not supported by strong scientific evidence

For many off-label indications, the prescribed drug is often not supported by strong evidence for the respective indication.

Psychiatry Opinion

When a young friend overdoses

Experiencing the loss of a friend brings a new perspective to working in addiction medicine.

Advances for PAs practicing addiction medicine

Both PAs and NPs who practice addiction medicine have seen progress made in 2016 to increase practice authority.

Clinical Feature

Healthcare issues of the LGBT community: What the primary care clinician should know

Healthcare issues of the LGBT community: What the primary care clinician should know

A greater understanding of the healthcare issues specific to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community may improve the quality of care.

Diagnosing anxiety 
disorders in primary care

Diagnosing anxiety 
disorders in primary care

The challenge associated with assessing for anxiety disorders is that the clinical features of one disorder can closely resemble those of another.

The safe use of opioids in the treatment of pain

The safe use of opioids in the treatment of pain

To minimize the risk of abuse and addiction, evidence-based prescribing practices must be used when treating acute and chronic pain with opioids.

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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