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Marijuana-related problems fall well within the scope of psychiatric practice: many patients use marijuana, which is likely to affect their psychiatric symptoms and response to treatment.

Vivek Murthy, MD presented for the first time a report by a Surgeon General focused solely on addiction and its consequences.

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The overprescription of opioid analgesics has resulted in the growing use of heroin. Right?

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It's not about the specifics of preliminary studies about psilocybin. It's about the validation of research using psychedelic drugs in modern psychiatry.

A patient is brought to the emergency department by her daughter for bizarre behavior and symptoms of mania after gambling from the casino for 48 continuous hours.

Two recent clinical trials of opioid medication for depression and suicidality highlight the role of brain opioid systems in depression.

Powerfully addictive, methamphetamine has devastating effects on health and other aspects of life. What is the net result of chronic methamphetamine abuse? Here are 5 of the major indicators.

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