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Alcohol Abuse


Does this patient have decision making capacity to refuse a blood transfusion that will likely save his life? You are the ethics consultant, and the decision is yours.

Ethics case quiz: A patient's inconsistent decisions regarding treatment are cause for concern. What to do?

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Many college students who engage in binge drinking, experiment with illicit drugs, and/or misuse pharmaceuticals will go through this rite of passage relatively unscathed. However, others will not.

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Psychiatrists can provide significant support and insight to patients who are now coming to campus with a wide array of mental health challenges.

The abuse of alcohol by patients with schizophrenia is a remarkably common phenomenon. Here: findings from a 6-month randomized trial of long-acting injectable versus oral risperidone in patients with schizophrenia and comorbid alcohol use disorder.

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A reminder that success in life requires paying attention to the basics, starting with showing up and hanging in there.


Mobile health interventions are helpful to patients receiving medications that reduce cravings, but what about adherence-focused monitoring?


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