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The New England Journal of Medicine: Search Results in Psychiatry
The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) RSS feed -- Search Results in Psychiatry. NEJM ( is a weekly general medical journal that publishes new medical research findings, review articles, and editorial opinion on a wide variety of topics of importance to biomedical science and clinical practice.

Case 31-2018: A 37-Year-Old Man with a Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound
31/12/69 - Presentation of Case. Dr. Jordan P. Bloom (Surgery): A 37-year-old man was admitted to the surgical intensive care unit (ICU) of this hospital because of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The patient had been in his usual state of health until 2 days before admission. That evening, while he was at…

Doctoring while Sick ? Is Living with Cancer Making Me a Better or Worse Doctor?
31/12/69 - Recently, a patient sat across the room from me, weeping. He had lost a loved one 2 months earlier, and the pain he felt was immeasurable. I listened intently, but I felt nothing. I have always had a genuine fondness for this patient, and it?s never been difficult for me to connect emotionally with…

Adolescents? Use of "Pod Mod" E-Cigarettes ? Urgent Concerns
31/12/69 - Adolescents? use of electronic cigarettes initially took the public health community by surprise. In 2011, less than 2% of U.S. high school students reported having used e-cigarettes in the previous month. But by 2015, the percentage had jumped to 16%. The following year, the U.S. Surgeon General…

The Violence of Uncertainty ? Undermining Immigrant and Refugee Health
31/12/69 - Hawa rushed her husband Ahmed to the emergency department when she found him unconscious. For months, Ahmed had refused to go to the hospital because he knew Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers were nearby. Ahmed is a U.S. citizen, but he fears deportation ? he knows refugees who…

Crossing Borders
31/12/69 - By my third time caring for John, there was a certain familiarity in our interactions. An overweight white man with salt-and-pepper hair, John was in his early 50s and lived with his father. He?d been a successful chef but struggled with an addiction to injection methamphetamines that had left him…

Free Drug Samples and the Opioid Crisis
31/12/69 - To the Editor: Malpractice on the part of some pharmaceutical companies has been established as a key driver of the opioid crisis. Powerful painkillers are offered under attractive conditions to poorly educated patients who are not aware of the risk of addiction and who eventually die from drug…

Parenteral Opioid Shortage ? Treating Pain during the Opioid-Overdose Epidemic
31/12/69 - The opioid-overdose epidemic now causes more than 30,000 deaths per year in the United States. In response to the increasing death toll, many measures have recently been implemented, including reclassification of hydrocodone as a Schedule II opioid and new requirements for physician review of…

Opioid Prescribing Limits for Acute Pain ? Striking the Right Balance
31/12/69 - U.S. legislators have recently unveiled numerous bills aimed at combating the opioid epidemic through prevention, harm-reduction, and treatment measures. One of them, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) 2.0, was a bipartisan proposal advancing several evidence-based strategies,…

To Fight Burnout, Organize
31/12/69 - The clinician who coined the term "burnout" was not a primary care physician buried under paperwork, nor an emergency physician beset by an unwieldy electronic health record. He was Herbert Freudenberger, a psychologist working in a free clinic in 1974. Discussing risk factors for burnout, he wrote…

National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study ? Mental Health of Adult Offspring
31/12/69 - To the Editor: The peak incidence of many psychiatric disorders occurs during emerging adulthood. The ongoing, community-based National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study (NLLFS), which has a 92% retention rate, has followed a cohort of offspring with sexual-minority parents. This longitudinal study…

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