Tagged: Mental Health

REPORT: Alcohol Use Disorders In Primary Health Care

A paradigm shift is proposed for dealing with alcohol use disorders in primary health care, where initiation for treatment for AUD is seen as the central element…

REPORT: Improving the Delivery of Brief Interventions for Heavy Alcohol Use in Primary Health Care

Providing primary health‐care units with training, support and financial reimbursement for delivering Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test‐C‐based screening and advice to heavy alcohol users increases screening for alcohol consumption. Providing primary health‐care units with the option of referring screen‐positive patients to an internet‐based method of giving advice does not appear to increase screening for alcohol consumption…

NEWS: Alcohol Abuse Common Among Med Students

A new study shows: Medical students may be more at risk for alcohol problems. Two possible reasons could be burnout and school debt. The study, let by Dr. Liselotte Dyrbye at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. and published in the journal Academic Medicine, found an association between being a medical student and a higher risk of alcohol problems. But it did not prove a cause-and-effect relationship. For the research, surveys were submitted to 12,500 medical students in the United States. About 33% responded…

NEWS: Growing Pressures Increase Teen Risk Behavior

Study finds adolescents in the United Kingdom feel pressured at school, worry about weight and use too much alcohol. British adolescents feel pressured at school, worry that their body weight is too high and consume too much alcohol, according to an international study. The WHO report finds UK teens are among the least satisfied with their lives compared with their peers around the world…