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Depression, Opioid Analgesics, and Pregnancy: What We Know and What We Don’t
An estimated 10% to 20% of women experience major depression during pregnancy. Opioids could double that trouble.
5 Reasons Why Depression is Hard to Treat in Primary Care
The reasons reflect the silence that surrounds depression, its basic invisibility, and the mistaken notion that it can't be dealt with in primary care.
Heroic Doctor’s Heart-Wrenching Letter
For this young physician in India, reading an article on physician suicide was “the best thing” in his day. There is one thing, he says, that keeps him moving forward.
Alcohol: The Forgotten Factor in Prescription Drug Overdoses
A new study found that alcohol was involved in more than 20% of both opioid- and benzodiazepine-related deaths reported to the Drug Abuse Warning Network in 2010.
I Made a Difference...
I made a difference in a student’s life.
Multitasking Makes You Stupid
The neuroscience is clear—you can’t possibly get good at multitasking. It’s a myth. Rather than keep trying to improve the “skill,” why not try something different. Read on . . .
Pain, Sleep, and Opioids
Difficulty with sleep is a common problem for people with chronic pain. Plus, it is well known that while pain medications cause sedation, they can also disrupt normal sleep cycles.
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