New research contends that ketamine can reduce problematic alcohol use but does the data support the claims?
Researchers investigate trends in opioid use, prescriptions, misuse, and access reported by adolescents and young adults.
A new study examines longitudinal, intergenerational patterns associated with marijuana use.
Research illustrates privacy concerns with how mental health applications collect and share users’ data.
Industry-funded continuing medical education (CME) influences physicians to prescribe more opioids, focus less on the consequences.
Twice as many teenagers with ADHD experienced severe psychosis when taking Adderall, as compared to Ritalin, according to a new study.
The Youth-Nominated Support Team intervention invites adolescents to select adults in their life to receive training on how to support them.
“Converging lines of evidence now suggest that depression—a common comorbidity in the setting of chronic pain—may in some patients represent an unrecognized yet potentially reversible harm of opioid therapy.”
An international group of researchers, including several with financial ties to manufacturers of antidepressants, explore possible explanations for why long-term users of antidepressants become chronically depressed.
A new study explores feelings of belongingness as a protective factor for childhood trauma and adult mental health outcomes.
Benzodiazepine prescription practices may be in response to an epidemic of distress, rather than being used to treat specific mental health diagnoses.
Long-term opioid prescribing has not only been shown to not be helpful for chronic pain; it in fact worsens pain by repeatedly causing tolerance and withdrawals (the main symptom of which is pain). This is analogous to how psychiatric drug use, though often helpful initially, ultimately can cause people to become chronically “mentally ill.”
Prominent researchers conduct a review of antidepressant withdrawal incidence, duration, and severity. Results lead to call for new clinical guidelines.
An international study of college students reveals ubiquitous social and emotional challenges faced by young adults.
Two new articles find that rates of ADHD diagnosis and stimulant prescription continue to rise all over the world.
Hallucinations and other psychotic symptoms have been reported after methylphenidate (Ritalin) treatment for ADHD.
New research examines important factors of adherence when prescribing exercise to treat depression.
New data shows that calls to US poison control centers have increased significantly for children taking stimulant ADHD drugs.
A new study examines the extent to which patterns in prescription drug misuse and substance use disorder symptoms can be predicted by education level
Study of students without an ADHD diagnosis finds that stimulants (Adderall) have little impact on cognitive performance.
Experiencing moderate to severe pain, or having at least moderate life interference from pain, doubles risk for anxiety or depression.
From BBC: The abuse of the anti-anxiety drug Xanax is becoming widespread among children and adolescents as young as 11 years old. "To gain an idea of the...
In this piece for BBC, Melissa Hogenboom reports on the way that people who have been convicted of crimes and diagnosed with mental illness are...
Research examines the effects of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) on experiences of chronic pain among low-income patients.
From The New York Times: The opioid epidemic is wreaking havoc on Cherokee families and putting Cherokee children at risk. Now, the Cherokee Nation has...