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Certain Opioids Less Effective With SSRI Antidepressants

Certain Opioids Less Effective With SSRI Antidepressants

Certain opioids are less effective for postoperative pain in patients taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants.

Physician-Mothers as Caregivers Increases Risk of Burnout, Mood Disorders

Physician-mothers who care for seriously ill children, spouses, or parents have higher rates of burnout and mood disorders.

Antidepressant Overprescribing Appears Common in Elderly

Overprescribing tied to newer antidepressants, non-face-to-face interactions with prescribers.

Opinion

Patient Management During the Holiday Season: What Clinicians Should Know

Although the holiday season may be joyous for some, others may feel the sting of depression; therefore, it is important to monitor patients during this time of year.

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.

Evidence-based practices for suicide prevention

Physician education in depression recognition and treatment and restricting access to lethal methods have significant data supporting their effectiveness in suicide prevention.

Clinical Feature

Web-Based Treatments for Depression in HIV-Infected Individuals

Web-Based Treatments for Depression in HIV-Infected Individuals

Depression is a common comorbidity in people living with HIV, with lifetime prevalence estimates ranging from 22% to 61%.

Long-Term Lithium Use: More Evidence Needed to Associate With Cancer Risk

Long-Term Lithium Use: More Evidence Needed to Associate With Cancer Risk

The European Medicine Agency has reported that there may be an association between long-term lithium use and reports of both renal tumors and thyroid cancer.

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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