More than 6 out of 10 deaths involve prescribed opioids. The authors address guidelines for who should (and who should not) receive a naloxone prescription.
Substance Use Disorder
Several updates to ICD-10-CM affect the diagnostic codes used by mental health practitioners. One important update involves the codes for substance use disorders. Details here.
Which sleep parameters are increased in alcohol use disorders? Take the quiz and learn more.
What's the optimal strategy toward recovery from opioid use disorder? Which treatment for nicotine addiction has the most favorable adverse-effect profile?
The authors compare the clinical features of idiopathic psychosis (eg, schizophrenia) with cannabis-induced psychosis.
It is vital that psychiatrists are able to identify and characterize cannabis use disorders; provide education; and offer effective, evidence-based treatments. This article provides a brief overview of each of these topics.
Because comorbid substance abuse is the rule rather than the exception in individuals with ADHD, accurate diagnosis, prognosis, and management of ADHD is challenging even for the most skilled practitioners.
E-Cigarettes, Vaping, and Other Electronic Nicotine Products: Harm Reduction Pathways or New Avenues for Addiction?
This article summarizes data on e-cigarettes, provides recommendations and resources to learn more, and emphasizes the evidence for treating tobacco (traditional cigarettes) addiction in people with mental illness.
A clinical collection on addiction treatment, ADHD and SUDs, important drug indications, vaping, cannabis use, benzodiazepines, the perils of self-medicating and other topics relevant to practicing psychiatrists.
Significant progress has been made in containing the opioid epidemic, but new threats loom. Thomas Kosten, MD, an addiction psychiatrist, takes a brief look.