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Over 60% Of People With Schizophrenia Use Tobacco; Use of Other Substances Tops 76%

About 62.3% of people hospitalized for schizophrenia spectrum disorders (SSDs) used tobacco. About 76.8% used tobacco or other substances such …

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Recovery-Oriented Perspective & Approach (ROPA) To Behavioral Health Care: A Discussion Among A Clinician & A Peer Specialist On Acknowledgment & Addressing Of Recovery Challenges

Hear from Alison A. Carroll, LCSW-R and Dwayne Mayes, MS address questions from their webinar series on Recovery-Oriented Perspective and …

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Recovery-Oriented Perspective & Approach (ROPA) To Behavioral Health Care: A Discussion Among A Clinician & A Peer Specialist On Inclusive Recovery

Hear from Alison A. Carroll, LCSW-R and Dwayne Mayes, MS, address questions from their webinar series on Recovery-Oriented Perspective and …

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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan Series: Older Adult Infographic

In the United States, millions of Americans are affected by mental illness. The month of May has been designated as National Mental Health Awareness Month. PsychU joins the national …

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Psychotherapies For Mood Disorders & Schizophrenia

In the last decades, psychotherapy has gained increasing acceptance as a major treatment option for mood disorders and schizophrenia. This …

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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan: Dr. Mojgan Makki On Sleep In Children With Impulse Control And/Or Conduct Disorders

In this interview, Dr. Mojgan Makki, MD, DFAACAP talks with Dr. Jacquelyn Canning about the importance of sleep in children …

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Characterizing Mixed States & Mixed Features: Conceptual Matters In Treatment Direction

This webinar reviews the history of mixed states and mixed features, focusing on conceptualization, phenomenology, diagnostic considerations and treatment options.

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Mental Wellness Across The Lifespan: A Series To Celebrate Mental Health Awareness

In the United States, millions of Americans are impacted by mental illness and/or substance abuse.  The month of May was …

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APA Releases New Evidence-based Practice Guideline for Patients with Schizophrenia

Patients with schizophrenia should have documented, comprehensive, and person-centric treatment plans that include evidence-based nonpharmacologic and pharmacological treatments, according to …

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Alcohol-Induced Deaths Among Adults Increased 43% Between 2006 & 2018; Overall Rate For Women Increased 76%

Between 2006 and 2018, the age-adjusted rate of alcohol-induced death among adults aged 25 and older rose by 43%, from …

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Will Investing In Social Determinants Pay Off?

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Telemedicine & Medication Adherence

Nonadherence to psychotropic medication is one of the major obstacles when treating mental illnesses. Approximately 60% of individuals diagnosed with …

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The Impact Of COVID-19 On Individuals With PTSD: An Interview With Dr. Harry Croft

In this webinar, psychiatrist Harry Croft discusses with Medical Science Liaison, Nichole Neugebauer, how post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has increased …

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Alcohol Fact Sheet

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Mental Health Education Roundtable: A Collaborative Discussion Among A Parent, Advocate & Educator: Follow-Up Q&A

During this question-and-answer session, Jessica Hull, MS, Amy Molloy, MSW, and Michael Townsend, MA, LMSW, respond to unanswered questions from …

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About 10% Of People Receiving MAT For Opioid Addiction Also Participate In Self-Help Groups

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How The U.S.’s Largest Safety-Net System Is Using Telehealth To Maintain Patient Care During COVID-19

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Comorbid Personality Disorder: A Diagnosis For Diminished Care

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Anxiety disorders and depression are ranked as the first- and second-most common mental disorders, respectively. Both are common comorbidities in …

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SAMHSA Publishes Final Rule Amending Addiction Treatment Records Privacy

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Shatterproof Releases National Addiction Stigma Strategy As The COVID-19 Pandemic Continues To Worsen The Addiction Public Health Crisis

Shatterproof, a national non-profit organization dedicated to reversing the addiction crisis in the United States, released its national strategy the …

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Red Cross Offers Virtual Care For Families Struggling With Loss & Grief

The American Red Cross is launching a Virtual Family Assistance Center to support families struggling with loss and grief due …

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Mindfulness Meditation In Mental Health

Over the last few decades, mindfulness meditation has increased in popularity. In this presentation, Elizabeth DiNapoli, PhD, Medical Science Liaison, …

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Torchlight Offers ‘Caregiving In Times Of Crisis Toolkit’ For Businesses & Individuals Grappling With COVID-19

Torchlight, an employee-caregiver support solutions provider organization, announced the release of the first installment of its “Caregiving in Times of …

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The Leader’s Role In Managing The Stress Of The Essential Professional

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Wolf Administration Announces Strategy To Ease Long-Term Care Facility Restrictions Through Gradual Three-Step Process To Protect Vulnerable Populations

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Kindred Healthcare Completes Acquisition Of Two Behavioral Health Hospitals In Texas

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Maternal Mood & Anxiety Disorders

This podcast features Dr. Lisa Weinstock, a reproductive and perinatal psychiatrist, discussing mood and anxiety disorders during pregnancy and in …

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eHome Counseling Group Expands Innovative Virtual PTSD Treatment Program

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CDC Names Seven Conditions Most At Risk For Coronavirus; Age No Longer Considered A Risk Factor

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American Addiction Centers Files For Bankruptcy

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Medicare Adjusts ACO Risk Models To Account For COVID-19

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Victimization, Discrimination & Suicide Risk In LGBTQ College Students

LGBTQ college students may be especially vulnerable to suicide. It is the second leading cause of death among college students, …

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Kindred Healthcare & Landmark Medical Center Announce Definitive Agreement Forming Joint Venture To Acquire Rehabilitation Hospital Of Rhode Island

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Monte Nido & Affiliates To Implement Kipu EMR For Eating Disorder Treatment Programs

Miami’s Monte Nido & Affiliates, an eating disorder treatment provider organization, has selected Kipu as their software partner. Monte Nido …

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CMS Makes COVID-19-Related Changes To Value-Based Care Models

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Medication Adherence During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Medication adherence has proven challenging for many individuals during the coronavirus pandemic. For all the convenience offered by virtual visits, …

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The Pandemic Could Lead To 75,000 Additional Deaths From Substance Misuse & Suicide Over 10 Years

The coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic could lead to approximately 75,000 additional deaths over the next decade from both …

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Factors Associated With Violent Suicide Attempts In Patients With Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder has been categorized as one of the top 10 most disabling conditions in the world, and among those …

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The Implications Of COVID-19 For Mental Health & Substance Use

The following is a summary of Panchal N., et al. The Implications of COVID-19 for Mental Health and Substance Use. …

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Getting To Whole Person Addiction Treatment

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Cannabidiol Reduces Cue-Induced Craving & Anxiety In Heroin Use Disorder

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Interacting With First Responders Webinar: Follow-Up Q&A Podcast

Elizabeth DiNapoli sits down with Kathy Day to respond to unanswered questions from PsychU’s Interacting with First Responders webinar. Their …

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2020 MHA Minority Mental Health: Facts & Stats

Provided with permission from Mental Health America, a PsychU Supporter. To learn more about MHA, please visit their website at http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net.

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U.N. Warns Of Global Mental Health Crisis Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

On May 13, 2020, the United Nations (UN) issued a warning that the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic could create …

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Medicare Advantage Plans Can Count Telehealth Professionals Toward Network Adequacy Standards In 2021

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Texas To Test All Residents & Staff In State-Run Homes For People With Disabilities & Psychiatric Hospitals

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Non-Fatal Overdose Emergency Visits Up 4.3% For All Drugs & 3.1% For All Opioids Between 2016 & 2017

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Outpatient Prescription Opioid Expenses For Adults Totaled $7.7 Billion In 2017

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Google, Facebook & Twitter Partner To Expand Access To Online Addictions Treatment & Recovery Resources During COVID-19

On April 10, 2020, a new online addiction treatment platform, Tech Together, was launched. The platform is a partnership between …

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Non-Fatal Overdose Emergency Visits Up 4.3% For All Drugs & 3.1% For All Opioids Between 2016 & 2017

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CMS Continues Efforts To Expand Access To Telehealth Services

On April 30, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued regulatory changes to further expand beneficiary access …

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Up To Half Of Americans Say Pandemic Has A ‘Serious Impact’ On Their Mental Health

More than one-third to one-half of Americans are experiencing mental health declines due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, …

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9% Of Long-Term Care Residents Receive Less Medication Than Needed Due To Inadequate Prescription Coverage

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About 10% Of Medicaid Beneficiaries With Behavioral Health Disorders Made Telehealth Visits In 2017

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The Nurse’s Role In Integrating & Improving Behavioral Care

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U.S. Suicide Rate Rose 35% From 1999 Through 2018

Between 1999 and 2018, the suicide rate in the United States rose by 35%, from 10.5 per 100,000 population in …

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14% Of U.S. Households Have Accessed Mental Health Care To Address Problems Related To COVID-19 Pandemic

About 14% of households in the United States have had an immediate family member access mental health care to address …

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Managing Mental Health During & In The Aftermath Of A Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has exerted significant effects on mental health. The prescription of anti-anxiety and antidepressant medications has increased, as …

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Medicaid Expansion Associated With 9.7% Drop In Opioid-Related Hospitalization

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National Quality Forum Endorses Four Behavioral Health Measures

National Quality Forum recently endorsed four behavioral health quality measures. The measures address maximum hours of physical restraint use or …

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Impulsivity Under Crisis: COVID-19’s Impact On Those With Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Or Binge Eating Disorder

In this interview, Dr. Jon Grant discusses the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on individuals with impulse control disorders, more …

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COVID-19 & Your Mental Health

Provided with permission from Mental Health America, a PsychU Supporting Organization. To learn more about MHA, please visit their website …

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Stigma In Borderline Personality Disorder & Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Compared With Bipolar Disorder

Internalized stigma is a significant problem for many with mental illness. It wears at self-esteem, tears at self-confidence. It is …

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12-Step Models Yield Higher Alcohol Abstinence Rates Than Evidence-Based Psychotherapies

Twelve-step facilitation counseling (TSF) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) interventions that are “manualized” to deliver standardized content in a modular fashion …

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Mental Health Education Roundtable: A Collaborative Discussion Among A Parent, Advocate & Educator

In July 2018, the state of New York became the first to require mental health instruction for all students, grades …

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Fighting Loneliness In Social Distancing: A Conversation With Dr. Gaurava Agarwal

Dr. Gaurava Agarwal discusses the effect of social distancing, including loneliness, which he breaks down into three categories. He also …

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7.4% Of Homeless Veterans Overdosed During The Past Three Years, Alcohol Is Most Common Substance

About 7.4% of homeless veterans experienced an overdose between 2015 and 2018.. Alcohol was the most commonly involved substance. About …

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People With Chronic Pain Using Medical Cannabis Reduced Opioid Use Despite No Changes In Pain Scores

About 76% of people with chronic pain who were taking opioids and were able to reduce the opioid dose three …

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DEA Proposes Allowing Federally Certified Opioid Treatment Programs To Operate Mobile Units Without A Separate Registration

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently proposed revising its regulations for federally certified opioid treatment programs (OTPs) to allow the …

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Substance Use Disorder Amid Pandemic

“Ninety meetings in 90 days”: This is one mantra repeated to and by many individuals early in recovery from substance …

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A Picture Of Opioid Use & Dependence Worldwide

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Substance Use & The Novel Coronavirus Pandemic: A Conversation With The Experts

The COVID-19 crisis may be having a profound impact on the mental health of individuals worldwide. For those living with …

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Nurses’ Role In Behavioral Health During The Crisis Of COVID-19

Anxiety, fear, and trauma can be rampant during times of natural disaster. Kimberly Lonergan, RN, MSN, interviews Tony Amberg to …

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Coronavirus: Mental Health Coping Strategies

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Michigan To Create A Statewide 24/7 Mental Health Hotline

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Reentry Interventions Are More Successful When They Address Dynamic Risk Factors

Community reentry following incarceration is more likely to be successful if the reentry interventions address dynamic factors that affect the …

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New ADHD Clinical Guidelines Recommend Psychosocial Supports As Essential Treatment, In Addition To Medication

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‘Built For Zero’ Has Rockford, Illinois On Track To End Homelessness By End Of 2020

The city of Rockford, Illinois is on track to end homelessness by the end of 2020 through its participation in …

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Opioid Use & Suicidal Behaviors

Connections between opioid misuse and suicidal behaviors have been explored, but a team of researchers, led by Hillary Samples of …

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San Francisco Reports 16% Rise In Overdose Deaths Between 2017 & 2018

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Resident’s Corner Challenge, Dr. Caitlin Wise

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Telemedicine In The Treatment Of Substance Use Disorder: Clinical & Payer Implications

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Telemedicine In The Treatment Of Substance Use Disorder

Some 21 million people in the United States have a substance use disorder (SUD) related to their use of alcohol, …

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Mental Health In The COVID-19 Era

The news about COVID-19 is relentless: an ever-escalating number of confirmed cases, portents of economic meltdown, ominous images of barren …

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Sarpy County, Nebraska Planning New Jail With Space For Mental Health Resources

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14.6% Of Adult Emergency Department Visitors In 2016-2017 Were Prescribed Opioids At Discharge

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Colorado Proposes Bill To Reimburse Behavioral Health Peer Support Professionals

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California Prisons Roll Out Integrated Addiction Treatment Programs

On January 21, 2020, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and the California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS) …

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Psychoneuroimmunology: Mood Disorders Part 2 In PNI Series

Drs. Rachel Self, Carolyn Tyler, and Heather Davidson provide an understanding of the immune system and neuroinflammation and their impact …

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Integrating Behavioral Care At A Nurse-Led Clinic

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Ask The Peer Support Specialist: Self-Medication & Substance Abuse

In this interview, Dwayne Mayes sits down with PsychU to explain why individuals may engage in self-medication and substance abuse, …

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Treatment Challenges Of Impulse Control Behavioral Disorders

Dr. Jon Grant discusses the greatest challenges for clinicians treating impulse control behaviors and provides an insight into future treatment …

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Arizona Medicaid & Health Plans Launch Initiative To Build Long-Term Care Workforce

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App-Supported Smartphone Interventions for Mental Health Problems

A significant number of people in the United States with mental health problems do not receive treatment. According to statistics …

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EHR Vendor, Epic & 60 Health Systems Urge HHS To Modify Proposed Interoperability Rule

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Sleep Disturbances & Depression: Understanding The Relationship To Improve Patient Outcomes

Sleep is a vital, physiological state involving multiple regulatory processes. Sleep disturbances are often comorbid with various neuropsychiatric, neurodegenerative and …

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Research Links Psychotic Disorders With Increased Age-Related Cognitive Impairment

People with psychotic disorders had declines in their cognitive performance that were greater than would have been expected from normal …

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Substance Abuse, Mental Illness The Largest Predictors Of Frequent ED Use

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) OF 2010 was the largest expansion of health services in the United States in more …

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More Than A Third Of People Who Completed Abstinence-Based Addiction Treatment Remained Abstinent For Six Months

Six months after attending abstinence-based addiction treatment, 35.6% of more than 1,400 consumers reported that they had been abstinent for …

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PursueCare Launches Telehealth Addiction Treatment Programs For Rural Populations In Kentucky & West Virginia

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Leveraging Digital Technology For Better Mental Health Care

Despite vast improvements in diagnosis and treatment over the last half-century, mental illness is underdiagnosed and undertreated.
The reasons are many …

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Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s Resolution 2020 Held On New Year’s Eve

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Interacting With First Responders

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Interacting With First Responders

Approximately 15% of men and 30% of women jailed have a serious mental illness (SMI).1 Educated first responders can potentially …

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Q&A: When An Eating Disorder Resolves, What Happens With Its Behavioral Comorbidities?

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Understanding & Managing Combat-Related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Dr. Croft provides insight into civilian medical and mental health service providers treating veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Dr. …

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Out-Of-Network Office Visits More Than 7.0 Times More Likely For Behavioral Health Than Primary Care

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Total Health Care Costs Twice As High For Commercially Insured Consumers With Behavioral Health Conditions

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Challenges & Opportunities For Comorbid Substance Use Disorder & Major Depressive Disorder

There are approximately 8.5 million adults living in the United States with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorder (SUD).1 …

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Challenges & Opportunities For Comorbid Substance Use Disorder & Major Depressive Disorder

There are approximately 8.5 million adults living in the United States with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorder (SUD).1 …

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Medicare Enrolling Opioid Treatment Programs For New Bundled Payment Program

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Universal Health Services Takes $147 Million Write-Down On Value Of Addiction Treatment Unit

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Major Depressive Disorder In Chronic Kidney Disease

Major Depressive Disorder affects more than 260 million people worldwide1. The reported prevalence of depression in patients with Chronic Kidney …

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Substance Use Disorder Raises Risk Of Death After Valve Surgery For Heart Infection

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Emergency Medicine Physician Sues Kaiser Permanente Over Opioid-Related Consumer Satisfaction Scores

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Federal Court Ruling Clears The Way For Philadelphia Supervised Injection Site

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25% Income Drops For Young Adults Affect Cognitive Function In Middle Age

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States Use Seven Strategies To Reduce Synthetic Opioid Overdoses

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Government Housing Voucher Program Effectively Reduces Homeless Veteran Population

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Veteran Suicide Rate At 1.5 Times That For Non-Veteran Adults

In 2017, the rate of veteran suicide was 1.5 times that for non-veteran adults, after adjusting for age and sex. …

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Health Care Alliance Announces Value-Based Pilots For Addiction Recovery

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UCHealth In Colorado To Invest $100 Million In Behavioral Health Services

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Adults Treated For Chronic Pain Are 14% Of The Population & Account For Half Of Opioid Prescriptions

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Tackling Opioid Addiction: A Case Study With Shatterproof & Kolmac Clinic

In 2017, there were approximately 48,000 individuals who died from an opioid-related overdose.1 Dr. George Kolodner discusses how the Kolmac …

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What Is The Future Of The CCBHC?

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Parental Incarceration Associated With Higher Incidence Of Young Adult Psychiatric Problems & Poor Functional Outcomes

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CMS Guidance To States & Medicaid MCOs Recommends Tracking Opioid Use & Setting Prescription Limits

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Opioid Misuse Down 11% From 2017 To 2018

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SAMHSA Proposes Changes To Addiction Treatment Privacy Rules

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CMS Approves Delaware Medicaid Waiver To Use IMDs For Addiction Treatment

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Kentucky Department Of Corrections Launches SOAR Recovery Aftercare Program

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Keeping On Top Of Innovations In Corrections Reentry Programs

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Addiction By The Numbers

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Medicare To Add Opioid Addiction Treatment As Telehealth Service

For calendar year 2020, Medicare will add new codes for telehealth services that include a bundled episode of care for …

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Connecticut Mental Health Parity Law Opens Access For Medications To Treat Addiction

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Over 40% Of Michigan Primary Care Clinics Will Not Provide Appointments For New Consumers Seeking Opioid Therapy For Chronic Pain

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Minnesota Medicaid To Expand Addiction Treatment Via CCBHCs & Short-Term Residential Treatment Benefit

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Kentucky Expands Medicaid Addiction Treatment Benefits

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Behavioral Health Stays Comprise Approximately 28% Of Inpatient Stays

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South Carolina Medicaid Seeks To Enact Work & Community Engagement Requirements

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Nebraska Medicaid Demonstration To Allow Addiction Treatment In IMDs For More Than 15 Days

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Is ‘Harm Reduction’ On Your Radar?

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Current Treatments & Challenges For Individuals With Opioid Use Disorder

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NAATP Releases Addiction Treatment Quality Assurance Resources

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Do You Have A SDH Screening Tool?

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Hospitalization Following First Episode Of Psychosis More Likely With Treatment Delay, Medication Nonadherence & Substance Misuse

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Another Rating System—This Time For Addictions—Adds To The Search For Value

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Only Four States Have Essential Health Benefits Benchmark Plans That Meet PPACA Standards For Addiction Treatment

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Overdose Deaths In California Prisons Up 160% In Four Years

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Median Of Two Recovery Attempts Needed To Resolve Significant Drug Or Alcohol Problem

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Opioid Use For Chronic Pain: Screening, Monitoring, & Interplay With Mental Health Conditions

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The Neurobiology Of Endocannabinoids

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The Neurobiology Of Opioids

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Corizon Health Expands Pilot Inmate Medication-Assisted Opioid Use Treatment Program

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Medicaid Expansion Results In Fewer Addiction-Related Deaths

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Federal Court Rules Maine County Jail Must Provide MAT Maintenance Treatment

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North Carolina DHHS & DPS Create Correctional Opioid Treatment Pilot

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Resources & Provider Strategies To Address The U.S. Opioid Crisis

Where can clinicians find resources about opioid use disorder and evidence-based practices for opioid prescribing? What role can a primary …

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Introduction To Opioid Use Disorder

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Pain Medication Questionnaire (PMQ)

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NIH Launches $353 Million Effort To Cut Opioid Overdose Deaths

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Opioid Clarity?

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Five States To Pilot The Shatterproof Addiction Treatment Rating System

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New Jersey Medicaid To Cover Office-Based Addiction Treatment

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CDC Clarifies Opioid Prescribing Guidelines For Chronic Pain

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Metrics, Oversight, Politics, & Treatment Decisions: Studying The Interrelation Between Risk & Protective Factors For Burnout Among VHA PTSD Specialty Clinic Teams

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National Academies Identifies Barriers To Use Of Medications To Treat Opioid Use Disorder

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Co-Occurring SUD: Prevalence & Treatment Among Our Community’s Patient Population

In April 2019 we asked the PsychU Community about their experience of co-occurring substance use disorders (SUD) within their patient …

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The Opioid Crisis: Perspectives From Addiction Specialists In Primary Care & Psychiatry

The United States is currently experiencing an opioid epidemic, impacting health care providers across all specialties, including those working in …

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Follow Up Q&A With Dr. Torrington – The Opioid Crisis: Perspectives From Addiction Specialists In Primary Care & Psychiatry

During this question and answer session, Dr. Matthew Torrington responds to unanswered questions from the PsychU webinar, “The Opioid Crisis: …

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Webinar Summary – The Opioid Crisis: Perspectives From Addiction Specialists In Primary Care & Psychiatry

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Brief Risk Interview© (BRI)

The Brief Risk Interview© (BRI) was developed as a protocol to determine potential patient risk of violating a treatment agreement …

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Ohio Governor Announces Plans For 30 Additional Specialty Docket Courts For Mental Health & Addiction Treatment

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Massachusetts Blues Foundation Report Identifies ER Use Caused By Behavioral Health Continuum Gaps

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Addressing The U.S. Opioid Epidemic: The Role Of The Primary Care Provider

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), every day more than 130 individuals within the United States die …

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Cut Down, Annoyed, Guilty, Eye-Opener (CAGE)

The Cut Down, Annoyed, Guilty, Eye-Opener (CAGE) was designed to screen patient risk for alcohol abuse and dependence in the …

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CDC’s Opioid Guideline For Chronic Pain Often Misapplied

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Brief Risk Questionnaire© (BRQ)

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28% Of Opioid Deaths In Hennepin County, Minnesota Occurred With 12 Months Of Release From Jail

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Philadelphia To Invest $36 Million In Resilience Project To Increase MAT Access

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Judge Rules United Behavioral Health Medical Necessity Criteria More Restrictive Than Accepted Standards

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Colorado Adult Marijuana Use ‘In Past 30 Days’ Rose From 13.6% In 2016 To 15.5% In 2017

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Maine Has Highest Percentage Of Individuals With Cognitive Disability Living In the Community, D.C. Has Lowest

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D.C., Florida & Pennsylvania Had The Highest Rate Of Increase In Opioid-Related Deaths In 2016

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Mood Disorders & Metrics – Community Chatter About Prevalence & Performance

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U.S. Attorney’s Office Sues To Prevent Philadelphia Supervised Injection Site

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Women Have 374.8 Opioid-Related Hospital Stays Per 100,000 Population

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Verily Launches Non-Profit, OneFifteen, With A High-Tech Opioid Treatment Campus In Dayton

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20% Of People With A Mild Head Injury Experience Subsequent Mental Health Disorders

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Residential Addiction Treatment Centers Not Associated With Lower Residential Property Values For Neighbors

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Alaska DHSS Issues RFP For Medication-Assisted Treatment Services In 6 Regions

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HHS Draft Report Recommends Biosocial, Multi-Modal, Multidisciplinary Approach For Pain Management

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Resilience: How Nature & Nurture Shape Us

Why any given experience should induce one person to adapt, while another is edged toward a maladaptive stress response that …

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Shatterproof Launching Addiction Treatment Rating System

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Most State Medicaid Programs Assign Preferred Status To All Opioid MAT Medications

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Treatment Plan Collaboration: Understanding & Incorporating Caregiver, Peer Support, & Clinician Perspectives

Mental illnesses are complex disorders which affect millions of adults in the United States. The burden of these conditions, as …

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Medicare Advantage Members Less Likely To Fill Opioid Prescriptions Than Other Medicare Members

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Opioids & Non-Opioids For Chronic Non-Cancer Pain Provide Similar Improvements

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Denver Approves Supervised Injection Site Plan; Feds Threaten Cities Over Plans

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Pennsylvania State Psychiatric Hospital Campuses Ban Tobacco & Vapes

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The Art Of Clinical Assessment In Patients With Bipolar Disorder

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Los Angeles County Agrees To Provide Discharge Services For All Offenders With Cognitive Conditions

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70,000+ Drug Overdose Deaths Reported In 2017, Up 9.6% From 2016

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The Strategic Impact Of Addiction Treatment Legislation

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56% Of American Adults Sought Mental Health Services For Themselves Or Someone Else In 2017

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Suicide Stats, Addiction Stats – But Not A Lot Of Solutions

The past few days, the new Centers for Disease Control (CDC) study on suicide has grabbed headlines. There has been …

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Federal Judge Approves PTSD Veterans’ Benefits Lawsuit Against Military

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New CMS IMD Rules Expand Medicaid Coverage Of Psychiatric Treatment Facilities

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Indian Health Service Announces New Policy To Expand MAT For Opioid Treatment In Remote Locations

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43.5% Of Dual Eligibles & 30.9% Of Medicare FFS Beneficiaries Receive Prescription Opioids Each Year

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National Rate Of Opioid-Related Inpatient Stays Increased 79% Since 2008

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35% Of College Freshmen Worldwide Have Symptoms Of Mental Disorders

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Psychiatric Problems Among College Students In Arab Countries Versus The United States

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Is 2019 The Year Of The Telehealth Tipping Point?

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CMS To Allow State Medicaid Plans To Cover Residential Addiction Treatment

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New Health Care Alliance Launches Addiction Medical Home Model

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Addressing Acute Stress Reactions After Exposure To Trauma Or Crisis: Evidence For The SIX C Psychological First Aid Model

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Natural disasters and mass casualty incidents are known to cause fear, anxiety, and a sense of threat in …

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VA To Expand Veterans Treatment Courts

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Will County Illinois County Jail To Launch Pilot Inpatient Drug Treatment Programs

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12.2% Of People With Substance Use Disorder Received Specialty Treatment In 2017

In 2017 about 12.2% of people age 12 and older with a substance use disorder and who received treatment, were …

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Pennsylvania Issues RFA For Housing & Support Services For Individuals With Opioid Use Disorder

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Psychiatric Illness Identification & Treatment For Mass Casualty Event Survivors & First Responders (Emergency Relief Series Part 2)

Psychiatric illnesses are common among survivors of man-made mass casualty incidents. The symptoms and conditions experienced can even be experienced …

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Webinar Summary – Psychiatric Illness Identification & Treatment For Mass Casualty Event Survivors & First Responders (Emergency Relief Series Part 2)

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Childhood Poverty Tied To Lower Cognitive Performance In Old Age

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HHS Awards More Than $1 Billion In Grants To Combat Opioid Crisis

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Congress Sends SUPPORT Act Addiction Treatment Bill To President

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Opioid-Related Hospitalizations Among 65+ Population Increased 34% Over Five Years

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New California Addiction Treatment Laws Will Change Standard Of Care, Prohibit ‘Patient Brokering’ & Require Greater Transparency

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Fatal Accidental Overdoses Doubled Every Eight Years From 1979 Through 2016

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Weight Management & ‘Whole Person’ Health

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Medicare Beneficiaries With Depression & Dementia Have Annual Total Costs Almost $3,000 Higher Than Average

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Practical Application Of Tools For Measurement-Based Care: GAD-7

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North Carolina Methamphetamine Overdose Deaths Are Increasing Faster Than Opioid-Related Deaths

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3.4% Of Adults Have Co-Occurring Mental & Substance Use Disorders

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Impact Of Natural Disaster On Substance Abuse Disorders: New Orleans Before & After Katrina

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What Predicts Persistent Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Among Military Personnel?

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Approximately 25% Of U.S. Adults Reported Having A Disability

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Can Public Health Surveillance Systems Work For Behavioral Health?

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Proportion Of Medicare Advantage & Commercial Populations Using Prescription Opioids Unchanged

After peaking in 2011 through 2012, the proportion of people filling any opioid prescription for populations covered by either commercial …

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FDA Issues Recommendations To Encourage Development Of Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Medications

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Mortality Rates Among Boston Unsheltered Homeless Three Times Higher Than Sheltered Homeless

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Aetna & Betty Ford Partner With Kenton County, Kentucky On Jail Reentry Program

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New York City Seeks To Create Safe Injection Sites

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One-Third Of People With Heart Failure Have Symptoms Of Depression & Anxiety

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Washington Medicaid Waiver Approved With Payment For IMDs For Addiction

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Over Half Of Adults With Opioid Use Disorder Report Criminal Justice Involvement

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CMS Clarifies Funding Streams For Opioid-Related HIT

On June 11, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a state Medicaid director letter advising states …

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Is Involuntary Commitment The Right Solution For The Opioid Crisis?

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BCBS Reports Decrease In Member Opioid Prescriptions

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Massachusetts Court Rules Defendants On Probation Can Be Jailed For Drug Relapse

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Behavioral Health Conditions Accounted For Nearly 5% Of Total 2014 Health Spending

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Opioids Caused 1 In 5 Deaths Among Young Adults In 2016

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NQF Endorses Four Behavioral Health Measures

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Tennessee Eliminates Depression & Anxiety From TennCare ‘Episode Of Care’ Program

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Delaware Behavioral Health Consortium Proposes Plan To Improve Addiction & Mental Health Services

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West Virginia DHHR To Launch Behavioral Health Court Diversion Program

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Ohio Medicaid Moving Community Mental Health & Addiction Treatment To Managed Care On July 1, 2018

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Multidimensional Assessment Of Thymic States (MAThyS)

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Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10)

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Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K6)

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Utilization Of Screening Instruments For PTSD

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Webinar Summary – The Evolution Of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Focus On Diagnostic, Evaluation, & Treatment Advances

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The Evolution Of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Focus On Diagnostic, Evaluation, & Treatment Advances

During this webinar William Sauvé, MD, Regional Medical Director at Greenbrook TMS Neurohealth in Glen Allen, Virginia and Steven Szabo, …

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The Results May Surprise You: Rates Of Preventive Care Use Among Individuals With & Without Mental Illness

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Blue Care Network Of Michigan Launches Opioid Addiction Treatment Pilot

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Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Finds Addiction-Focused Peer Support Program Reduces Readmissions

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Arizona Governor Signs Legislation Supporting Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy For Veterans With TBIs & PTSD

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The Stigma Of Addiction Treatment Medication

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U.S. Prescription Opioid Volume Declined 12% In 2017

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Google Unveils New Vetting Process For Addiction Treatment Ads

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Sustainable Implementation Of Evidence-Based PTSD Treatment In the Veterans Health Administration: What Matters?

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The Interplay Between Sleep & Bipolar Disorder

Sleep can be disrupted in all stages of bipolar disorder, including in euthymic patients, and may be a predictor of …

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Number Of Addiction Recovery Homes Nationwide Unknown

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New Hampshire Hospitals To Invest $50 Million To Support State-Funded Addiction Treatment Over 5 Years

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EAP, Smoking Cessation & Health Risk Assessment Most Common Employer Digital Health Programs

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48 Attorneys General & DEA Agree To Share Prescription Drug Data

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For Addiction Treatment, Medication & Beyond

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Probability Of Death In Under-55 Adults Increased Over 10% In Five States

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San Diego County Launching Drug Medi-Cal Delivery System

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Federal Court System Combines Lawsuits Against Opioid Manufacturers & Distributors; Recommends Settlement

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Providence Rhode Island Opens Fire House ‘Safe Stations’ For Opioid Addiction Treatment

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2018 Appropriations Bill Has $3.6 Billion In Opioid-Related Provisions

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Opioid Prescriptions Lower In States With Legal Cannabis

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‘Bad Debt’ Will Really Be ‘Bad Debt’

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It’s A Small World: Similarities & Differences In Health Behaviors & Life Satisfaction Among Individuals With Mental Illness From Four Countries

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Patrick J. Kennedy Speaks Out About Mental Health Parity: An Interview Series

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ParityRegistry.org – Uniting The Mental Health Community & A Vessel For Accelerated Change (Part 4)

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Understanding The Mental Health Parity & Addiction Equity Act Through The Lens Of The Civil Rights Movement (Part 1)

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A Decade Of Leadership In Mental Health Policy (Part 3)

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Cigna Cut Member Opioid Use By 25% In Two Years

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VA Launches Pilot Telemedicine Program For Rural Veterans With PTSD

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Emergency Department Visits For Opioid Overdose Increased Nearly 30% Nationwide Between 2016 & 2017

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Economic Cost Of U.S. Opioid Epidemic Exceeds $1 Trillion Over 16 Years

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Rate Of Uninsured Opioid-Related Hospitalizations Fell From 13.4% To 2.9% Following Medicaid Expansion

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The Privacy Rule For Addiction Treatment Is Final

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Opioid Addiction By The Numbers

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The State ‘Crazy Quilt’ Of Opioid Treatment Policy

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How Far Does $3.3 Billion Go?

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Nonpharmacological Interventions For Offenders With Substance Dependence: Effective Or Not?

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Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs): A New Approach To Providing Mental Health & Addiction Treatment

Certified Community Behavioral Health Centers (CCBHCs) were established as a demonstration program under the federal Protecting Access to Medicare Act …

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CDC Reports Overdose Death Rates Increased Nationally, Decline In 14 States

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Update On The Role Of Gut Microbiota Modulation For The Treatment & Prevention Of Mood & Anxiety

In this webinar, experts Roger McIntyre, MD, FRCPC, Professor of Psychiatry & Pharmacology at the University of Toronto, Head of …

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Patients With Bipolar Disorder & Comorbidities Most Encountered By Our Community

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New Hampshire Medicaid Health Plans In Compliance With Federal Behavioral Health Parity Requirements

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Managing Obesity In Managing ‘Whole Person Health’

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In 2016, Prevalence Of Alzheimer’s & Depression Higher In Residential Care Communities With 25 Or Fewer Beds Than In Larger Communities

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Does Peer Support Pay?

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The State Of Mental Health In America In 2018: An Interview With Paul Gionfriddo

Mental Health America (MHA), a leading nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the mental wellness of all Americans, has released …

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Residential Addiction Treatment—The Opportunity In Changing Medicaid Policy

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Between 2012 & 2017, Opioid Prescribing By Veterans Health Administration Facilities Dropped 41%

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Alcohol-Related Emergency Room Visits Rose Nearly 62% From 2006 To 2014

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42 States Require Health Care Professionals To Notify Child Protective Services About Substance-Exposed Infants

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Life Expectancy As Our Key Performance Indicator

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English Study Finds 9.8% Of English Adults With Four+ Chronic Conditions, Prevalence Projected To Double By 2035

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‘Virtual Psychiatrist’ Telemedicine Decision Support System Effective In Diagnosing Mental Disorders

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SAMHSA Freezes NREPP Database Of Addiction & Mental Health Programs, Launches New Policy Lab

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North Dakota Launches Behavioral Health Treatment Program For Justice-Involved Individuals With Reimbursement Linked To Outcomes

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21% Of Unemployed Adults Unable To Work Due To Depression, Anxiety, Or Emotional Problems

Among the estimated 20.1 million unemployed working age adults (ages 18 to 64) in the United States in 2013, about …

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Less Than A Third Of People With Serious Behavioral Disorder Receive Evidence-Based Treatment

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Google Suspends Addiction Treatment Referral Ads Worldwide

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Predictors Of Remission From Generalized Anxiety Disorder & Major Depressive Disorder

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Webinar Summary – Implementing Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment Programs: A Case Study

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Implementing Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment Programs: A Case Study

When substance use disorder and mental illness occur together, affected individuals may be more susceptible to poor physical health, relapse, …

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Stressors & Psychological Distress Among Informal Caregivers Of Relatives With Mental Illness

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UPMC Awarded $5.7 Million To Expand Access To Medication Assisted Treatment In Four Pennsylvania Counties

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Massachusetts Public Health Awards 3 Contracts For A Post-Overdose Community Follow-Up Program

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New SAMSHA Rule Clarifies Data Sharing For Addiction Treatment

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CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield To Launch New Addiction Treatment Programs In D.C. Area

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Medicare Has Added 14 New Primary Care Billing Codes Since 2013

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Potential & Limitations Of Mobile Technology As A Tool For Mental Health Assessment

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Behavioral Health Care More Likely To Be Out-Of-Network Than Medical Or Surgical Care

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WellCare Launching Nationwide Medicaid Pharmacy Management Program In 2018 To Cut Opioid Dispensing

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CMS Announces 15-State Expansion For 2019 Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design Model

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Portland & Multnomah County To Add 2,000 New Supportive Housing Units By 2027

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The Changing Face Of Opioid Addiction In 2017

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The Trauma Quandary

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eCBT More Effective For Treating Depression & Anxiety Than Usual Care

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Virtual Interviewer Helps Veterans Disclose Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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16 Health Insurers Endorse Standard Principles For Addiction Treatment

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U.S. Opioid Addiction Cost $504 Billion In 2015

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Washington State Advocacy Group Creates Advance Directive Regarding Oral Feeding For People With Progressive Dementia

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Over 10% Of People Who Survive Cancer Surgery Become Dependent On Opioids

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Pennsylvania Legislature Considering Bill To Close Remaining Developmental Disability Centers

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Opioid-Related Hospital Stays Increase 121.6% In Small Metro Areas

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Colorado Opioid Deaths Down 6% After Marijuana Legalization

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Women Who Experience Trauma Are At Higher Risk Of Developing Lupus

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Behavioral Health Provider Organizations Report Illinois Health Plans Frequently Deny Coverage Of Mental Health, Addiction Care

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Humana Partners With CleanSlate Centers To Provide Outpatient Addiction Treatment Services In 8 States

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Only 27% Of Unpaid Caregivers For Someone With Cognitive Impairment Use Caregiver Support Services

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Annual Care Costs For Frontotemporal Dementia Total Nearly $120,000

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Over 50% Of Adults With Co-Occurring Mental Health & Addictive Disorders Receive No Treatment

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Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ)

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The Zero Suicide Initiative: An Interview With Dr. Julie Goldstein Grumet

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reports that over 40,000 people die from suicide each year in …

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JourneyPure To Open 13 New Addiction Treatment Outpatient Centers By End Of 2017

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Opioid Misuse Among Adults 50 & Older Increased From 1.1% In 2002 To 2.0% In 2014

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20-Minute Screening Evaluates Cognitive Impairment Due To Schizophrenia

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Patient Health Questionnaire Somatic, Anxiety, & Depressive Symptoms (PHQ-SADS)

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Hazelden Betty Ford Institute Recommends Broader Policy Solutions To Opioid Addiction

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Between 2000 & 2015 U.S. Life Expectancy Rose, But At A Slower Rate Than Expected Due To Opioid Overdose Deaths

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New Jersey To Launch $30 Million Performance-Based Enhanced Care Management Program For Opioid Use Disorder

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Opioid Risk Tool© (ORT)

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Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT-C)

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Anhedonia & Cognitive Function In Adults With MDD: Results From The International Mood Disorders Collaborative Project

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The Metabolic Basis Of Cognitive Insight In Psychosis: A Positron Emission Tomography Study

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Incidence Of Mental Health Diagnosis In Veterans Of Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, & New Dawn, 2001-2014

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Recognition & Treatment Of Mood Disorders In Primary Care: Highlighting Integrated Care Between The Pharmacist & Physician

The primary care setting is often the default for treatment of mood disorders, but primary care physicians can become overwhelmed …

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Using Measurement-Based Care To Improve Addiction Treatment – An Interview With Joanna Conti, MS

Researchers have defined measurement-based care (MBC) as the practice of using patient-reported data to inform clinical care. MBC is an …

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People With Dementia Whose Caregivers Are Mentally Stressed May Die Sooner

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Older Adults With Vision Impairments Twice As Likely To Have Cognitive Problems

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New Hampshire To Launch Integrated Medication-Assisted Treatment Services for Pregnant & Post-Partum Women

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services (BDAS) is preparing to …

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Incidence Of Opioid-Related Overdose Admissions To Intensive Care Up 34% Since 2009; Costs Up 58%

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Care Costs For A Person With Dementia Over 5 Years Is $322,000; More Than Twice That For A Person Without Dementia

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Alcohol Use Up & Alcohol Use Disorder Up Between 2002 & 2013

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Wisconsin Governor Signs HOPE Bills To Combat Opioid Abuse & Addiction

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Be Ethical Or Be Regulated

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A Mosaic Solution To The Opioid Challenge

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Prisons: The Nation’s Largest Mental Health Institutions?

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Comorbid Anxiety Increases Cognitive Control Activation In Major Depressive Disorder

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Anxiety Symptoms In A Major Mood & Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders

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Mental Health America Ranks Connecticut / Oregon With The Lowest / Highest Mental Illness Prevalence

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ASAM Issues Consensus Document For Appropriate Use Of Drug Testing In Addiction Treatment

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Empire Health Foundation Partners With Catholic Charities To Launch Family-Focused Addiction Treatment Program

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Residents Of Disadvantaged Neighborhoods May Have Increased Alzheimer’s Risk

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Lifetime Stressful Experiences Worsen Risk Of Developing Alzheimer’s

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Health Plan Strategy Meets The Opioid Crisis

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Buffalo, New York Launches Nation’s First Opioid Crisis Intervention Court

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California’s San Diego County Releases RFP For Community-Based Addictions Recidivism Reduction Program

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Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County Releases RFP For Family Residential Substance Use Disorder Treatment

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Opioid Addiction Diagnosis Increases Nearly 500% Among Commercially Insured Population

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Lifestyle Changes Are Effective For Preventing Dementia

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Consumers With Mood/Anxiety Disorders Receive 51% Of Opioid Prescriptions

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24% Of People With Alzheimer’s Disease Misdiagnosed

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Over 400 Health Care Professionals Charged For Committing $1.3 Billion In Health Care Fraud, Including Opioid Distribution

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Dementia Risk Higher Among African-Americans Born In U.S. Regions With High Infant Mortality Rates

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HEDIS® Behavioral Health Measures: An Update From NCQA©

Quality measurement for behavioral health is gaining more importance as payers and providers of health care acknowledge the impact mental …

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A Discussion Of Bipolar Disorder Progression & Self-Maintenance With Rudy Moni, BA, CRSP, Peer Support Associate

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International Employees Experience Higher Rates Of Depression & Anxiety

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8.4% Of U.S. Adults Had Addiction Disorder In 2014

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Amethyst Recovery Center Joins Addicted Minds – The Elite Treatment Providers

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Maryville Addiction Treatment Center Welcomes New Chief Development Officer

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The Majority Of State Prisoners & Sentenced Jail Inmates Had Drug Abuse/Dependence Conditions

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Evidence Suggests Cognitive Training May Prevent Cognitive Decline, Dementia

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Indiana Adding Five Sites For Opioid Addiction Treatment

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The Joint Commission To Add Measurement-Based Care Requirements To Addiction Treatment Accreditation In 2018

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TennCare Implements Episodes Of Care Reimbursement For Anxiety & Depression On July 1

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Opioid-Related Hospitalizations Among Women Up 75% From 2005 To 2014, Men’s Hospitalizations Rise 55%

Between 2005 and 2014, opioid-related hospitalizations increased by 75% among women and by 55% among men. The rate of such …

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Early Preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease Detectable Via Imaging

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Illinois Approves 100-Bed Behavioral Health Hospital In New Lenox

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The Recognition & Diagnosis Of Bipolar Disorder In Primary Care Practices – Sloan Manning, MD

In this video presentation, Sloan Manning, MD discusses the diagnosis of bipolar disorder in primary care practices. Dr. Manning covers …

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Considerations In Managing Major Depressive Disorder In Patients With Comorbid Cardiovascular Disease

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is often seen in patients with comorbid medical conditions. Selection of pharmacologic and nonpharmacological treatment options …

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Veterans With PTSD Who Received Care From A PCMH Model Clinic Had Fewer Hospitalizations

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Wisconsin Seeks To Amend Waiver To Require Drug Screening & Testing For Medicaid Eligibility

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LabCorp & M-3 Information Introduce Clinically Validated M3 Checklist Assessment For Mental Illness

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Current & Remitted Depression & Anxiety Disorders As Risk Factors For Medication Nonadherence

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This large cohort study examined the impact of current and remitted depression and anxiety disorders and other factors on …

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Brain Structural Abnormalities In Patients With Major Depression With Or Without Generalized Anxiety Disorder Comorbidity

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When Social Anxiety & Depression Go Together: A Population Study Of Comorbidity & Associated Consequences

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Federal Court Strikes Down Wisconsin Law That Allowed For Detention Of Pregnant Women For Alleged Substance Use

On April 28, 2017, a federal court ruled that a Wisconsin law intended to protect unborn children from harm from alcohol …

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62% Of Military Discharged For Misconduct Were Diagnosed With Mental Illness Or Traumatic Brain Injury

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Pathways To Recovery Opens Philadelphia Partial Hospitalization Treatment Center

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IBM Watson Health & MAP Health Management Partner To Decrease U.S. Substance Abuse Relapse

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Valera Health App Study Shows Increased Engagement From Consumers With Depression, Anxiety

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Summit Behavioral Health Opens Eating Disorder Treatment Program

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New Behavioral Health Care Startup BehaveCare Opens In Doylestown, Pennsylvania

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New Jersey Opens First Prison Facility Focused On Addiction Treatment

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Webinar Summary – Looking Beyond Mood & Psychosis: A Focus On Neurocognition

This summary was developed utilizing the full recorded presentation of this webinar, which is available on PsychU for all members …

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Looking Beyond Mood & Psychosis: A Focus On Neurocognition

Historically, cognitive impairment was considered an artifact of patients’ symptoms, attention, or motivation problems, and as such, was an underappreciated …

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Profiles Of Individuals With Mood & Anxiety Disorders: Use Of Self-Management Strategies For Recovery

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Next Step Resource & Recovery Center Opens On Staten Island

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At Ease To Use $10,000 Grant To Lessen Stigma Surrounding Veteran Behavioral Health Needs

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Massachusetts To Add Substance Abuse Options For Pregnant Women

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health will provide $1.75 million to fund new options for pregnant and post-partum women who …

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Mortality Rates 20% Among Consumers With Opioid Use Disorder

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Minnesota Child Abuse Reports Involving Prenatal Opioid Exposure Up 25% Between 2015 & 2016

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CleanSlate Centers Opens Addiction Treatment Center In Arlington, Texas

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Cognitive Impairment In Schizophrenia: Cognitive Remediation & The Potential Role Of Digital Technology

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The Difficult Lives Of Individuals With Bipolar Disorder: A Review Of Functional Outcomes & Their Implications For Treatment

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Illinois To Expand Medicaid Managed Care To New Populations

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Behavioral Health Emergency Department Visits Increased 26% From 2005 To 2011

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6% Of Consumers Still Fill Opioid Prescriptions 3 To 6 Months After Surgery

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68% Of Youth In Los Angeles Child Welfare System Met Criteria For A Behavioral Health Condition

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Summit BHC Opens Aviary Recovery Center For Addiction & Substance Abuse Treatment In Missouri

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The Royal Foundation’s Heads Together Launches #OKToSay Mental Health Film Series

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West Virginia To Add 600+ Addiction Treatment Beds

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Williamsville Wellness Launches Online Program, smart IOP For Substance Abuse Recovery

Williamsville Wellness in the Richmond suburb of Hanover, Virginia has launched an online intensive outpatient program for substance abuse recovery …

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The Alzheimer’s Association Launches Cognitive Impairment Care Planning Toolkit

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Cigna Reports Member Use Of Prescribed Opioids Down Nearly 12% Since May 2016

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Increased Medicaid Opioid Addiction Treatment Capacity In Southeastern States Needed

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Montana Ends Limits On Addiction Treatment Capacity In July 2017

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Among Beneficiaries With Dementia, Medicare Expenditures Highest For Those With Functional Limitations

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Bangor, Maine, To Launch Jail Diversion Program Targeting Offenders With Opioid Use Disorder

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Premature Death Rates Rise In 20% Of Rural Counties Over The Past Decade

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Mental Health America Creates National Certified Peer Specialist Credential

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Improving Healthcare For Mental Health Patients: Is Collaborative Care The Answer?

Persons with severe mental disorders die 10-20 years earlier than the general population, with the majority of deaths being due …

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PTSD & Trauma In Bipolar Disorder

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A Stubborn Diagnosis For A Stubborn Cowboy: PsychU Presents Jason DeShaw Live At Otsuka

In this interview Jason DeShaw, country singer and songwriter, shares his lived personal experience of bipolar disorder and alcoholism and …

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President’s Commission On Combating Drug Addiction & The Opioid Crisis Established

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Ohio Launches Pilot Program For Children & Families Harmed By Parental Opioid Abuse

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New Hampshire Review Finds Addiction Treatment Coverage Capacity Issues Among Insurers

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Childhood Emotional Abuse A Risk Factor For Problem Opioid Use

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North Carolina’s Meridian Behavioral Health Services Launches Early Recovery Team For Addiction Treatment

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Identifying Populations For Care Coordination Interventions: The Health Plan Perspective

The goal of health care coordination is to meet individuals’ needs and preferences in the delivery of high-quality, high-value health …

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New Veterans’ Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Facility Opens In Tucson, Arizona

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Maple Leaf Behavioral Health & Substance Abuse Treatment Center Files For Bankruptcy

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New Jersey Expands CON Availability For 864 New Psychiatric Beds

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Constellation Behavioral Health Acquires Hanbleceya Recovery Network

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The National Council For Behavioral Health Names Vice President Of Addictions

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Tri-County Behavioral Health Opens Conroe, Texas Location

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Mental Health & Addiction Treatment Parity Is Smart – & Bipartisan

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The Providence Center Appoints New President

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Mallory Behavioral Health Crisis Center Opens In Reno

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New Jersey Enacts Insurance Mandate For Addiction Treatment

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DayMark Named Provider Organization For New Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Behavioral Health Crisis Center

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Maryland To Fund Medicaid Residential Treatment In IMDs

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How Much Residential Addiction Treatment Capacity Do We Need?

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Douglas County Oregon’s Community Health Alliance Addiction & Mental Health Services Join Under Adapt

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Boston Center For Addiction Opens In Danvers, MA

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The Market Impact Of The New Medicaid Addiction Treatment Benefits

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Addiction & Hospital Utilization – The Endless Loop?

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Beacon House Joins Tricare West With UHC Military & Veteran Services

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Access2Care Screening Survey Tool Offered To Guilford County, North Carolina Residents

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Glial Abnormalities In Substance Use Disorders & Depression: Does Shared Glutamatergic Dysfunction Contribute To Comorbidity?

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Rate Of Drug-Dependent Babies In Kentucky Is Double National Average

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Mercy Behavioral Health Adds Providence Hospital Inpatient Addiction Step-Down Unit

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Do Inflammation & Metabolic Disturbances Metastasize To The Brain? Implications For Disease Modeling & Novel Approaches In Psychiatry (Inflammation Series Part 1)

During this webinar, Dr. Roger S. McIntyre, Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology (University of Toronto), Head of the Mood Disorders …

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Among People With SMI, Substance Use Linked To Violent Events

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Opioid Addiction – The Crisis, The Impact & The Responses

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Silver Cross & US HealthVest Partner For New Illinois Behavioral Health Hospital

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Beaver County Behavioral Health Plans New Pennsylvania Addiction Treatment Facility

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Opioid-Related Hospitalizations Up 64% Nationwide From 2005 To 2014

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Foster Care Entries Due To Parental Substance Abuse Rise 19% Since 2009

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Neuroscience-Based ‘Addictions Neuroclinical Assessment’ Proposed For Studying Addiction Disorder

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The Riverside Company Acquires Castlewood Treatment Centers For Eating Disorders

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CleanSlate Welcomes Two East Division Executives

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Opioid-Related Hospital Stays Soar Throughout The U.S., Affecting Costs Inconsistently Among States

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Is It MDD Or Bipolar Disorder? (Distinguishing Bipolar Series Part 1)

Two noted experts present this webinar on appropriately diagnosing Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and Bipolar Disorder, two disorders that can …

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Effectively Measuring The Functional Capacity Of Individuals With Serious Mental Illness

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The Gateway Foundation Appoints Chief Medical Officer

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Incidence Of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Increased 500% From 2004 To 2013

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San Mateo First California County Approved To Deliver Medicaid Addiction Treatment As Part Of Organized Delivery System

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Follow Up Q&A – Co-Occurrence Of Substance Use Disorders With Mood Disorders & Psychosis

During this question and answer session, Rebecca Roma, MD and Robert Nelson, MD, respond to unanswered questions from their webinar …

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Webinar Summary – Co-Occurrence Of Substance Use Disorders With Mood Disorders & Psychosis

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Co-Occurrence Of Substance Use Disorders With Mood Disorders & Psychosis

During this webinar Rebecca Roma, MD, Medical Director of the Community Treatment Team at Mercy Behavioral Health; and Robin Nelson, …

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Serenity Acres Treatment & Recovery Center Acquired By Meridian Behavioral Health

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Rhode Island’s CODAC Behavioral Healthcare Earns Center Of Excellence Status For Opioid Treatment

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Florida Corrections To Provide More In-Prison Addiction Treatment

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Social Finance, Inc. Receives $3 Million Veterans Employment Pay-For-Success Program Grant

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Medicare To Cover Costs For Individual Care Plans For Beneficiaries With Alzheimer’s & Their Families

In its final updates to the 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) …

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Many U.S. Counties See Substance Abuse, Mental Health Death Rates Spike

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Researchers Recommend Treating Co-Morbid Substance Abuse & Psychological Distress Simultaneously

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Summary Of The U.S. Surgeon General’s Report On Facing Addiction In America

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Kentucky’s Four Rivers Behavioral Health Launches Program To Treat Early Youth Psychosis

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Congress Passes 21st Century Cures Act, With Major Provisions For Mental Health Reform & Addiction Treatment Funding

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HealthPartners Addiction Treatment P4P Program With Hazelden Cut Readmission Rates

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Indiana’s New Telemedicine Law Prohibits Remote Prescriptions For Opioids

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Two Addiction Treatment Programs In Virginia Acquired By Behavioral Health Group

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Vendor Agreement Reached Between The American Addiction Treatment Association & Infinity Behavioral Health Services

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Northwell Health, Northport VAMC Collaboration On Behavioral Health Services: A Blueprint For National Public-Private Partnerships

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Kennedy Urges Support Of Surgeon General’s Report On Addiction

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Repeated Concussions & Traumatic Brain Injuries May Lead To Increased Risk Of Suicide

Suicide is a leading cause of death in both civilian community and military settings. Although there are a number of …

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Half Of Substance Use Disorder Treatment Facilities Provide Co-Located Mental Health Services

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A Primary Care-Based Intervention For Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & Depression Among Military Personnel Shows Positive Results

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Social Services Paid By Health Plans?

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Youth Hospitalizations For Opioid Poisoning Rose 165% From 1997-2012

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Michigan Medicaid Planning To Expand Treatment Continuum For Addiction

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Peer Support Groups In Addiction Treatment Boost Odds Of Long-Term Recovery

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Joint Commission Issues New Standards For Eating Disorder Programs

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Connecticut Launches Addiction Treatment Pay-For-Success Project

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14% Of Americans With Addictions Received Treatment In 2015

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Webinar Summary – Bipolar Disorder: Importance Of Residual Symptoms & Impact On Outcomes

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Webinar Summary – Future Of Psychopharmacology: Is New Treatment Innovation Still Alive?

This summary was developed utilizing the full recorded presentation of this webinar, which is available on PsychU for all members …

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Webinar Summary – Stigma In Mental Health: Breaking Down Barriers & Uncovering Opportunities

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Maine Launches Addiction Treatment & Parenting Education Pilot Program For At-Risk Families

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Opioid Overdose & Abuse Cost The United States $78 Billion In 2013

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The Effects Of HPA Axis Function On Cognition & Its Implications For The Pathophysiology Of Bipolar Disorder

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Achieving The Triple Aim Through Innovations In Care Management: Improving The Value Of Care In Mental Health

The health care needs of people with comorbid behavioral and medical disorders are not always met by traditional delivery models; …

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FDA Clears ImPACT Computerized Cognitive Tests To Assist In Medical Evaluations Following Brain Injury Or Concussion

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Clinton Behavioral Health Policy Paper Pledges Support For Parity & Research

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The Overlap Between Anxiety, Depression, & Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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Webinar Summary – Trauma Informed Care Across The Lifespan: A Nursing Perspective

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The Changing Medicaid Addiction Landscape – What The California Experience Can Teach Us

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Governor Tom Wolf Announces 25 Additional Centers Of Excellence Locations

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How Prevalent Are Anxiety Disorders In Schizophrenia? A Meta-Analysis & Critical Review On A Significant Association

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U.S. Incidence Of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Quadrupled Between 1999 & 2013

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Changes To Sense Of Smell & Eye Structures May Predict Early Stages Of Alzheimer’s Disease

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Pennsylvania Developing Formal Process To Certify Drug & Alcohol Recovery Houses

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Maryland Medicaid Proposes Adding Residential Addiction Treatment Benefit

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Magellan Health Completes Acquisition Of Armed Forces Services Corporation; Ramping Up Behavioral Health Expansion For Military

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Amy Winehouse Charity Sets Up Home For Female Recovering Addicts

The Amy Winehouse Foundation has partnered with a housing provider to open a home for women recovering from alcohol and …

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Face It TOGETHER® Health Launches To Deliver Leading-Edge Solutions For Addiction Care

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Compass Mark Appoints Eric Kennel As New Director

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Alabama To Launch Primary Care Addiction Screening Program

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Pivot Announces $1.75 Million From Albany To Create Addiction Recovery Center In Watertown

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Medicare To Pay For Behavioral Health Delivered By Collaborative Care Teams

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Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act – A Healthy Dose Of Skepticism Required

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Eating Disorder Hope Launches Pro-Recovery Movement

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Keeping Up With The Changing Medicaid Addiction Treatment Landscape

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Deployment Status May Affect Suicide Attempts Among U.S. Army Soldiers

An alarming rise in the number of suicide attempts by U.S. Army soldiers in the past 10 years may be …

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National Association Of Addiction Treatment Providers Selects New Board Of Director Members

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Changing The ‘How’ & The ‘Where’ In Addiction Treatment

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New PTSD Center Opens For Post 9/11 Veterans In Atlanta

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How Do We Include Addiction In Care Coordination?

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The Integration Of Medicaid Addiction Treatment Services

A few weeks ago we wrote about state coverage of addiction treatment benefits, which like mental health services are an …

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Early Treatment For Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Accelerates Recovery, But Does Not Sustain It

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National Association Of Addiction Treatment Providers Pioneers National Outcomes Study

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American Board Of Preventive Medicine Sponsored The Application Allowing Physicians Certified By ABMS Member Boards To Apply For The New Certificate

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Pennsylvania Department Of Health Names Meghna Patel To Lead Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

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Mercy Hospital Closing Outpatient Addiction Services

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New Mental Health & Addiction Crisis Center Officially Opens In Asheville

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Managing Metabolic Wellness In The Mentally Ill: Perspectives From Both A Primary Care Physician (PCP) & A Psychiatrist

Metabolic wellness is an extremely important consideration in treating patients with schizophrenia, who have an increased incidence of cardiometabolic risk …

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Substance Abuse Privacy Rules Could Be Changing

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Tiatros Consumer-Centered Social Network Platform To Use IBM Watson

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28% Of Uninsured Working Age Adults Have A Mental Health Or Addiction Disorder In States That Have Not Expanded Medicaid

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New Mental-Health & Addictions Centre At Vancouver General Hospital Aims To Reduce Visits To The ER

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Scripps Florida Team Awarded $3.4m To Develop Treatments For Addiction, Mood Disorders

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Individuals With Mental Illness Often Have Co-Occurring Disorders.

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About 7.7 Million Americans Are affected With PTSD, Or 3.5% Of The U.S. Adult Population.

PTSD often presents in the individual within 3 months after a traumatic event. PTSD may be accompanied by depression, substance …

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Scaling-Up Treatment Of Depression & Anxiety: A Global Return On Investment Analysis

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New Mental Health Clinic, Family Endeavors, Inc. Opens To Serve Veterans

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The Strategic Implications Of HIV & The Addiction Epidemic

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Nearly 40% of homeless individuals in the U.S. suffer from serious & persistent mental illnesses.

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Behavioral Health Group Acquires Two Programs

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According to Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration, 31.3 million adults (13.7% of the population) received mental health services during the past 12 months.

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Cornerstone Recovery Center Announces New Dual Diagnosis Mental Health Program

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Getting Ready For The Era Of Genetic Code

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More Than One-Third Of Maryland Medicare-Medicaid Dual Eligibles Had A Mental Health Claim During 2012

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UPMC Invests In Lantern Online Mental Health Coaching Service

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Increase In Mortality Among Middle-Aged White Americans Due To Suicide & Substance Abuse

Between 1999 and 2014, death rates increased more than expected among middle-aged, white Americans, and addiction and suicide were among …

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Moving Toward Integrated Behavioral Intervention For Treating Multimorbidity Among Chronic Pain, Depression, & Substance-Use Disorders In Primary Care

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Rural Older Adults With Anxiety Had Better Results With Telephone-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Than Other Telephone-Based Therapy Models

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Feds Approve California’s Medi-Cal Addiction Treatment Waiver

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GAO Calls For Clarification Of DoD-VA Continuity Of Medication Policy For Mental Health Medications

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Webinar Summary – Major Depressive Disorder: Burden & Impact Beyond The Sufferer

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13% Of UPMC E-Visits For Mental Health Issues

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New Medicaid Quality Measures Focus On Monitoring Opioids, Diabetes, & Antipsychotics

In December 2015, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) added new Medicaid quality measures focused on monitoring …

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5.7% Of American Adults Have Anxiety Disorders

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Michiana Health Information Network To Pilot Opioid Treatment Health Information Exchange

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Caron Purchases Young Adult Intensive Outpatient Program

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Webinar Summary – A Foundational Approach To The Treatment Of Schizophrenia

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Critical Intervention Services Available From Addiction Treatment Group

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Catasys Signs National Agreement With Humana

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Indiana Launches Voucher-Based Behavioral Health Program For Uninsured Offenders With Mental Illness Or Addiction Disorder

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Computer-Based Psychotherapy Reduced Chronic Insomnia Among Veterans With Substance Use Disorders

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Enterhealth Expands Addiction Treatment Facility

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Veterans Homelessness Prevention Demonstration Program Improved Housing Stability For At-Risk & Homeless Veterans

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Hawaii Launches Autism Insurance Mandate

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NYS Commits To Funding Addiction Hotline

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Westcare Nevada’s New 22,000 Square-Foot Center Designed To Tackle Drug & Mental Health Issues

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30% Of State & Federal Prisoners Report Least One Disability

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The Importance Of Norepinephrine In Depression

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BioCare Recovery Teams Up With Magellan Behavioral Health To Deliver Innovative Addiction Recovery Services

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BioCare Recovery Partners With Magellan Behavioral Health

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Pennsylvania Medicaid To Expand Health Home Pilot Program For Pregnant Women With Substance Abuse Disorders

During the first half of calendar year 2016, the Pennsylvania Medicaid program is planning launch a new program designed to …

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10% Of Adults In United States Report Lifetime Drug Use Disorders

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Three-Minute Test Detects Dementia Due To Lewy Body Disease With 97% Accuracy

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SAMHSA Awards $312.2 Million For Mental & Substance Use Disorder Youth Programs

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New Behavioral Health Hospital Opens In Olathe, Kansas

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HHS Awards $22.9 Million In Planning Grants For Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics

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What Can We Learn About Addiction Treatment From Medicaid’s Coverage of Mental Health Services?

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Undiagnosed Depression In The Elderly Population: How Can We Improve Treatment In The Future

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Neurotransmitter Targeting In The Treatment Of Depression

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What Is The Relationship Between Major Depressive Disorder & Cognitive Dysfunction?

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Therapy Decreases PTSD Symptom Severity Among Veterans

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FDA Approves Cognivue, Computer-Based Cognition Assessment Tool For Use In Physician Offices

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Up To 10% Of Vietnam Veterans Still Affected By PTSD

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Father Martin’s Ashley & University Of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center Open Outpatient Treatment Program

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Beacon Health Options Now Provides Quality Mental Health Care & Substance Use Disorder Services To West Virginia Family Health Plan Medicaid Members

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Washington State To Move Medicaid Addiction Treatment To Managed Care & Carve-In Mental Health Services

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10% Of Non-Institutionalized Adults In United States Live With A Severe Cognitive Disability

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Bryant Brown Healthcare Selected By Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation To Promote Southern California Treatment Centers

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Colorado Rejects Giving Medical Marijuana Access To PTSD Patients

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American Addiction Centers President Resigns

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Using Neuroimaging To Accurately Diagnose Traumatic Brain Injury & Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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The Evolving Psychopharmacology Of Major Depressive Disorder: Narrowing The Treatment Gap

Depression is a widespread condition estimated to affect millions of adults in the United States alone. Despite the significant burden …

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Recovery Innovations’ Recovery Opportunity Center Awarded Contract By Department Of Veterans Affairs

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SalusCare Expands Mental Health Services For Adults & Children

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Hazelden & St. Elizabeth Healthcare Form Partnership To Fight Heroin Abuse In Kentucky

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Hazelden To Add Detox Services To Treatment Options

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Centerstone Merges With WellSpring Resources

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Making The Link – Trauma & High-Needs Consumers

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Wounded Warrior Project Grants $15 Million To UCLA Health Treatment Program

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West Virginia Medicaid To Develop Opiate Addiction Treatment Program For Justice-Involved Beneficiaries

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Recovery Centers Of America, Following $200 Million Launch, Plans Fall 2015 Facility Opening

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Webinar Summary – Distinguishing Sedation From Efficacy In Antipsychotic Treatment

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Distinguishing Sedation From Efficacy In Antipsychotic Treatment

Agitation is frequently seen in patients with schizophrenia. When treating acute agitation in these patients, minimizing sedation should be a …

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Ontario, Canada Government Expands Use Of Integrated Mental Health & Addictions Care Models

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Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Sponsors “Recovery 2.0″ Global Online Event

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Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George To Resign & Lead Valley Hope

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The River Source Launches New Youth Addiction Treatment Program

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Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Launches Addiction Course For Medical Students

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Sky Toxicology Donates Twelve New Addiction Treatment Scholarships

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Drug Testing & Public Programs – What Are The Rules?

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25% Of Low-Income Adults In Los Angeles Have Depression; High Incidence Of Co-Occurring Substance Abuse Noted

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Of Mothers Enrolled In Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs, One-Third Had Symptoms Of Behavioral Disorders

About one-third of mothers of infants and pregnant women enrolled in early childhood home visiting programs in 12 states had …

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Newly Insured Populations Projected To Have Higher Rates Of Addiction & Lower Rates Of Mental Illness Than Traditional Medicaid Population

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Anna Westin Act Focuses On Early Identification & Treatment Of Eating Disorders

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Webinar Summary – Management Of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD): Breaking Through Barriers

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Massachusetts Analysis Finds Capacity Gaps In Addiction Treatment Services Limit Access To Residential Step-Down Services

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80% Of Health Insurance Marketplace Plans Fail To Offer Required Smoking Cessation Coverage

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Hazelden Betty Ford Launches Advocacy Initiative

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Greenville Substance Abuse & Mental Health Treatment Center Drops Medicaid & Medicare

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Jimmy Mooney Named Vice President Of Busiess Development At MAP Health Management

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Centerstone To Merge With Two Illinois Health Centers

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“Braindoping” – Cosmetic Neurology Is Gaining Steam

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Campaign Against E-Cigarettes Launched By California Department Of Public Health

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Acadia Healthcare Acquires Quality Addiction Management

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Do Childhood Adversity & Psychiatric Disorders Cause Us To Age?

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Enterhealth Announces Ling To Serve As Clinical Adviser

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9.5% Of Full-Time Workers In The United States Had Substance Use Disorder In The Past Year

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TCNJ & Rutgers Receive Grants For Drug Recovery Housing

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Addex & NIAAA Form Collaboration To Evaluate Alcohol Use Disorder Drug

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Cardinal Innovations & QuitlineNC Form Partnership For Smoking Cessation

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Drug-Related Deaths – Prescription Meds Still Top The List

A quick scan of the headlines reveals a lot about the increase in deaths from heroin – between 2012 and …

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Global Burden Of Disease Attributable To Mental & Substance Use Disorders: Findings From The Global Burden Of Disease Study 2010

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Lynchburg Treatment Center Opens In Virginia

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Lindner Center Of Hope Opening New Facility In Ohio

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Center For Treating Veterans With PTSD & Addiction Opens In New York

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Gaudenzia Hosts Grand Opening Of Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Family Center

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Military Treatment Facility Opened By Lakeland Behavioral Health

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Homewood Health Launches First Mental Health & Addiction Treatment Clinic

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New Mexico Non-profit To Provide Alcohol Addiction Services

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Harmony Addiction Treatment Center Expands Detoxification Program

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Clarity Way Addiction Treatment Facility Names New Clinical Director

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Veterans With Behavioral Health Conditions Twice As Likely To Be Homeless

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Webinar Summary – Early Intervention In Psychosis: Benefits, Barriers, & Best Practices

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American Board Of Addiction Medicine Certifies 651 New Physicians

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Two Massachusetts Providers Collaborate Services To Respond To Opioid Dependence

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Beauterre Recovery Institute Opens Addiction Treatment Facility In Minnesota

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Newly Launched Alpha Rehab Center Uses Non-Traditional Approach

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New Director Of Strategy Named At Father Martin’s Ashley

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American Addiction Centers Acquires Clinical Services of Rhode Island

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14% Of Annual Deaths Worldwide Due To Premature Deaths Among People With Mental Illness

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Exploratory Analysis Of Social Cognition & Neurocognition In Individuals At Clinical High Risk For Psychosis

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The Impact Of Premorbid Adjustment, Neurocognition & Depression On Social & Role Functioning In Patients In An Early Psychosis Treatment Program

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