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Low-Dose Buprenorphine Found to Decrease Suicidal Ideation, but Experts Remain Cautious

Short-term use of very low doses of buprenorphine may help to decrease severe suicidal ideation in some patients, but this finding should be interpreted cautiously, Yoram Yovell, M.D., Ph.D., co-director of the Institute for the Study of Affective Neuroscience at the University of Haifa, Israel, and colleagues wrote in a study published today in AJP in Advance. A total of 88 patients (aged 18 to 65) who reported clinically significant suicidal ideation (a score of greater than or equal to 11 on the self-report Beck Scale for Suicide Ideation for...

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Published By: Psychiatric News - Friday, 18 December, 2015

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