• Psychiatrists can, should help address the opioid epidemic

    12 days ago - By Healio

    Psychiatrists and mental health professionals have a vital role to play in addressing the national opioid epidemic, according to a viewpoint published in JAMA Psychiatry.
    “We believe psychiatrists are uniquely skilled and ideally suited to be leaders in treating this epidemic,” Srinivas B. Muvvala, MD, from Yale School of Medicine, and colleagues wrote.
    “Psychiatrists are unique among physicians in having specialty training in treating trauma, depression, and other co-occurring psychiatric disorders and assessing suicidal behavior; increasingly, there is a growing awareness of
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