Search results for "Substance Abuse"

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Finesse required to treat anxiety in the elderly

Dr. DuBeau added that alcohol abuse, excessive caffeine intake and withdrawal from benzodiazepines or sleep aids can all produce symptoms of anxiety as well as exacerbate existing anxiety disorders. ... Gum AM, King-Kallimanis B, Kohn R. Prevalence of
January 2013

Primary care takes on opioid addiction

As of one year later, about 39,211 prescribers have been certified, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), although Dr. ... Find a doctor. Not sure who's prescribing in your area? Search for those who choose
October 2017

QD: News Every Day--Methadone's mortality risks far outweigh its rate of prescribing

screening and monitoring for substance abuse and mental health problems. --prescribing only the quantity needed based on the expected length of pain.
November 2021

In the News

Do a history, physical exam and appropriate testing—including a risk assessment of substance abuse—before starting a patient on chronic opioid therapy (COT);. ... Use COT on patients with a history of drug abuse or psychiatric issues only if they can
April 2009

To lie down, perchance to sleep

Then, the physician can taper the medication as needed. Medications are not advised for patients with substance abuse histories, people who have already high medication demands from chronic illnesses, and seniors,
September 2017

Painfully aware

She didn't look well. No one "looks well" sitting in an crowded ER, but she really didn't look good. At first glance from across the room I ...
November 2021

Preventive care still on during COVID-19

Those tests could be paired with electronic questionnaires to screen for other issues, including substance abuse and depression.
November 2020

Are we to blame for the heroin epidemic?

Are we to blame for the heroin epidemic? During my training in the 70s, heroin use dominated our substance abuse horizon. ... For the next 30+ years, we rarely heard about heroin. Over the past 10 years we have seen increasing opiate abuse, but the
November 2021

Integrate mental health into medical practice

Wender. Care navigation and coordination are key components of a current grant program from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
April 2011

The devastating trifecta of 2020: Is there any hope?

Our society has failed them by making little public investment in the appropriate care of mental illness, substance abuse, and family and children's services. ... Just as important, we as a society must invest in appropriate intervention and treatment of
July 2020

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