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Testing the Current Guidelines for Antidepressant Treatment of New Onset Depression

Testing the Current Guidelines for Antidepressant Treatment of New Onset Depression

Investigators determined that titrating sertraline to 100 mg/day vs 50 mg/day for initial antidepressant therapy for a new MDD episode has no added benefit and increases cost.

TMS Device Cleared to Treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain.

Few Older Homeless Adults Make Advance Care Plans

Most have potential surrogates for decision making but have not discussed or documented ACP wishes.

Opinion

When patients need services that don't exist

It can be difficult to care for complex patients when they need services that do not exist.

Could "safe consumption sites" help the heroin epidemic in the US?

"Safe consumption sites" are medically-supervised venues where heroin users can inject heroin in clean, safe, and medically-supervised facilities.

When a young friend overdoses

Experiencing the loss of a friend brings a new perspective to working in addiction medicine.

Clinical Feature

Successful addiction recovery

Successful addiction recovery

Suboxone can curb drug addiction if it is used correctly.

Suboxone and methadone—our readers weigh in on the pros and cons

Suboxone and methadone—our readers weigh in on the pros and cons

Research has shown that use of suboxone and methadone, in conjunction with counseling, can be effective addiction treatment.

Slideshows

Eight apps for a healthy holiday

Eight apps for a healthy holiday

With the holiday season in full swing, clinicians and patients alike face difficulties in staying healthy and happy. Click through ...

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