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Substance Abuse

April, 2013 | Vol: 11 Issue: 4

In this issue

Learning Objective

Article

Suboxone: What’s New

Substance Abuse, The Carlat Psychiatry Report

In 2010, TCPR published an overview of Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone) (TCPR, May 2010). Lots has happened in the three years since then.

ADHD and Stimulant Abuse

Prescription medication abuse is the among the biggest health issues facing the United States, but prescription medications have an important place in responsible medical treatment.

Expert Q&A

The Psychological Root of Addiction

Expert and author Dr. Lance Dodes describes the psychological origins of addiction and how getting to the bottom of what drives an addict is the key to helping him or her quit for good.

Research Update

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for Depression

Nonpharmacological methods to treat depression include more than just ECT: recent developments include promising strategies like repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and vagal nerve stimulation (VNS). Another procedure, transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) involves the application of weak direct electrical current to the brain via scalp electrodes, which can be positioned to deliver currents that increase or decrease cortical excitability.