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September 22, 2021

Sexual Assault in Women Tied to Increased Stroke, Dementia Risk Sexual Assault in Women Tied to Increased Stroke, Dementia Risk

Traumatic experiences, especially sexual assault, may put women at greater risk for poor brain health. In the Ms Brain study, middle-aged women with trauma exposure had […]
September 22, 2021

A New Name for BPD? A New Name for BPD?

Michael A. Cummings, MD, has never liked the term “borderline personality disorder” (BPD). In his view, it’s a misnomer and needs to be changed. “What is […]
September 21, 2021

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Alzheimer’s Prevention? Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Alzheimer’s Prevention?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) increases cerebral blood flow and improves cognitive performance in older adults with memory problems, early research suggests.   “By treating vascular dysfunction, […]
September 21, 2021

Residency Programs Need ‘Greater Focus’ on BPD Treatment Residency Programs Need ‘Greater Focus’ on BPD Treatment

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) has suffered from underdiagnosis, in part because not enough clinicians know how to handle patients with BPD. “They don’t have the tools […]
September 21, 2021

Trust Is ‘Key’ in Treating Borderline Personality Disorder Trust Is ‘Key’ in Treating Borderline Personality Disorder

Difficulties associated with treating borderline personality disorder (BPD) make for an uneasy alliance between patient and clinician. Deep-seated anxiety and trust issues often lead to patients […]
September 21, 2021

Gut Health ‘Vitally Important’ for Mental Health Gut Health ‘Vitally Important’ for Mental Health

Disturbances in gut microbiota are associated with depletion of anti-inflammatory bacteria and proliferation of pro-inflammatory bacteria, a pattern tied to several major psychiatric disorders including depression, […]
September 20, 2021

Use of OxyContin Profits to Fight Opioids Formally Approved Use of OxyContin Profits to Fight Opioids Formally Approved

A judge formally approved a plan Friday to turn OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma into a new company no longer owned by members of the Sackler family […]
September 17, 2021

Opioid Overdoses Tied to Lasting Cognitive Impairment Opioid Overdoses Tied to Lasting Cognitive Impairment

Opioid overdoses usually aren’t fatal, but a new review of numerous studies, mostly case reports and case series, suggests that they can have long-lasting effects on […]
September 17, 2021

Pfizer Expands Recall of Antismoking Drug to Include All Lots Pfizer Expands Recall of Antismoking Drug to Include All Lots

Pfizer has expanded its nationwide recall of the smoking cessation drug varenicline (Chantix) to the consumer level to include all lots of the 0.5-mg and 1-mg […]
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