Question Is electronic cigarette use associated with smoking reduction in the general population?
Findings This cohort study found that, among daily smokers in France, regular (daily) electronic cigarette use is associated with a significantly higher decrease in the number of cigarettes smoked per day as well as an increase in smoking cessation attempts. However, among former smokers, electronic cigarette use is associated Read More
“Our research reveals that increased time spent using some forms of digital media in a given year predicts depressive symptoms within that same year,” said senior study author Patricia Conrod, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Montreal.
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The new nonpartisan group, called Mental Health for US, aims to push candidates in both parties to be more vocal about their policy ideas to improve mental health care — particularly as the 2020 election increasingly centers on health care issues like expanding Medicare or lowering the price of prescription drugs. It’s the product of a collaboration between some of the nation’s most prominent mental health groups, including the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the Read More
Victor Armstrong, MSW, Vice President of Behavioral Health for Atrium Health, writes, “It is arrogant to believe that we can decide to focus on communities that have gone underserved and be embraced and trusted, without earning that trust. We must start by listening and seeking to understand not only communities of color but all underserved or inappropriately served communities, including the LGBTQ and socio-economically disadvantaged communities. We must also change the narrative from a conversation about Read More