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A Brief Review of Gambling Disorder

The loss of control over may be the central component of gambling disorders, but there is so much more to consider. ©djmilic/shutterstock.com

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Substance Use Disorder

The State of Addiction Psychiatry

The articles in this Special Report provide a broad, cross-cutting perspective on the current state of addiction psychiatry, insofar as it may pertain to your own clinical practice.

While opioid dependence is among the most severe and lethal of addictions, it also has the most effective medication treatments. The authors provide 2 case vignettes and a step-by-step process for clinical decision making.

A review of the pharmacological and symptomatic effects of various classes of designer drugs, including stimulants, hallucinogens, and sedatives.

Current trends are toward relaxing laws on cannabis, but no one knows the likely outcome. Will legalization mean an increase in consumption? Psychiatrists will be on the front lines if and when problems arise.

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There are probably few health care professionals who are unaware of the concerns about the apparent overprescription of opioids. However, we have had only limited information on how good a job physicians may actually be doing in prescribing these medications.

Top Research That May Change How You Treat Patients With Substance Use Disorders

The authors use a 3-step process to identify and evaluate published research with findings that are ready for—and that have a direct bearing on—clinical practice.

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