Samoon Ahmad, MD, Discusses His New Book, "Coping with COVID-19: The Mental, Medical, and Social Consequences of the Pandemic"
January 25, 2022

Dr Ahmad's book explores in depth the complex long-term consequences of COVID-19 for medicine, mental health, and social conventions.

Where are US Youth at Greatest Risk and Why? States Ranked on 6 Key Indicators
January 24, 2022

The highest percentage of youth without a high school diploma is in New Mexico and the youth poverty rate is highest in DC. More red flag indicators follow.

Mental Disorders Still a Burden on Global Health, According to New Analysis
January 24, 2022

The prevalence of mental disorders has been rising globally and the conditions today remain a leading cause of disease burden worldwide, found 30-year systemic analysis.

Two-thirds of Americans with Mental Illness Support Use of Psychedelics, Survey Finds
January 20, 2022

Americans with anxiety, depression, and PTSD would be willing to try ketamine, psilocybin, and MDMA if they worked better than traditional medications, a Harris Poll finds.

Pandemic-induced Sleep Disturbance Affects More than Half of US Adults
January 05, 2022

"COVID-somnia," defined as a group of chronic sleep disturbances, has made adequate rest elusive for millions, including health care first responders.

The "Lorna Breen Act" in Short
August 17, 2021

Click through a short summary of the provisions of the Dr Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act.

Dr Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act Passed by Senate in Unanimous Vote
August 13, 2021

The first-of-its-kind legislation would authorize $35 million for programs aimed at practitioner mental health education and campaigns to support seeking help.

Loneliness in Aging Adults Associated with High-risk Medication Use
August 10, 2021

Older adults who report being "highly lonely" are up to 2.5 times more likely to use opioid analgesics, sedatives, and anxiolytics.

Study Emphasizes Primary Care’s Crucial Role in Combatting COVID-19-related Mental Illness
August 10, 2021

Compared to psychiatrists and subspecialists, the proportion of visits to primary care was higher for patients with depression or anxiety and any mental illness in a new cross-sectional study.

Improved Outcomes Seen with Regular Antidepressant Use in Patients with Diabetes and Depression
July 26, 2021

Antidepressant therapy, used as prescribed, reduced risk for advanced complications of diabetes and death among more than 36 000 patients with comorbid diabetes and depression.