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FDA orders stronger warnings on benzodiazepines

FDA orders stronger warnings on benzodiazepines

The Food and Drug Administration wants updated boxed warnings on benzodiazepines to reflect the “serious” risks of abuse, misuse, addiction, physical dependence, and withdrawal reactions associated with these medications. “The current prescribing information for benzodiazepines does not provide adequate warnings about these serious risks and harms associated with these medicines so they may be prescribed and […]

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Association of Depression With Past-Month Cannabis Use Among US Adults Aged 20 to 59 Years, 2005 to 2016

Association of Depression With Past-Month Cannabis Use Among US Adults Aged 20 to 59 Years, 2005 to 2016

IMPORTANCE Despite studies showing that repeated cannabis use may worsen depressive symptoms, the popular media increasingly presents cannabis as beneficial to mental health, and many members of the public view cannabis as beneficial for depression. Therefore, cannabis useamong individuals with depression may be becoming more prevalent. OBJECTIVE To examine the association of depression with past-month […]

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AMA campaign urges Americans to wear face masks

The AMA recently launched the #MaskUp campaign to normalize mask wearing in the fight against COVID-19. “COVID-19 respects no geographic, demographic or ideological boundaries, and unfortunately it shows no signs of going away any time soon,” AMA President Susan R. Bailey, MD, said in a press release. “Make masks part of your daily wardrobe and regular routine. […]

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Accelerated iTBS at PASWFL

Accelerated iTBS at PASWFL

PASWFL is Now Offering Accelerated iTBS Treatment What is Accelerated iTBS? Accelerated iTBS shortens the treatment time for Theta Burst Stimulation even further. Where TBS consists of daily, 6 min 24 sec minute treatments for 2 weeks, Accelerated iTBS offers the same results in just 5 days of consecutive treatment with 10 iTBS treatments administered […]

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Smoking weed and coronavirus: Even occasional use raises risk of Covid-19 complications

Smoking weed and coronavirus: Even occasional use raises risk of Covid-19 complications

By Sandee LaMotte, CNNUpdated 8:22 AM EDT, Fri April 10, 2020 (CNN)If you’re smoking weed to ease your stress during the coronavirus pandemic, experts say it’s time to think twice. Smoking marijuana, even occasionally, can increase your risk for more severe complications from Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. “What happens to your […]

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How Europe Kept Coronavirus Cases Low Even After Reopening

How Europe Kept Coronavirus Cases Low Even After Reopening

Countries that had thousands of cases a day now have hundreds after chastened Europeans comply with mask-wearing, social-distancing rules. By Margherita Stancati and Bojan PancevskiJuly 20, 2020 6:25 am ET When Western European countries began phasing out their lockdowns this spring, a surge of coronavirus cases was widely expected to follow. Months on—even as Europeans mingle in bars, […]

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988 to become the new 911 for suicide prevention

988 to become the new 911 for suicide prevention

BY LI COHEN JULY 16, 2020 / 5:31 PM / CBS NEWS By 2022, people experiencing a mental health crisis will be able to connect with someone who can help faster than ever. The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to designate 988 as the new nationwide emergency number that will connect callers 24/7 to the National […]

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Talking to Pregnant Patients About Cannabis Use

Talking to Pregnant Patients About Cannabis Use

June 24, 2020Cornel N. Stanciu, MD, MRO Consumption of cannabis during pregnancy results in a host of problems, including cannabinoid placental crossing and accumulation in the fetal brain as well as other organs. Public endorsement for potential benefits of the marijuana plant is at an all-time high. To date, 33 states and the District of […]

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Introducing Genomind® Mental Health Map™

Introducing Genomind® Mental Health Map™

The Expert Starting Point For Your Mental Health™ We’ve learned that genetics plays a powerful role in your mental health. Genomind® Mental Health Map™ is a breakthrough innovation designed to help you understand your genetic predispositions so that you can take more informed action to improve your mental well-being. A Breakthrough Innovation in Mental Health […]