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The report contains a vast amount of information but overlooks some important issues.

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To understand and to feel understood is a powerful antidote to relieve human psychological suffering. Therein lies the heart of the self-medication hypothesis of addiction.

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.

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