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Medical cannabis laws and opioid analgesic overdose mortality in the United States, 1999-2010.
IMPORTANCE Opioid analgesic overdose mortality continues to rise in the United States, driven by increases in prescribing for chronic pain. Because chronic pain is a major indication for medicalExpand
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Obesity metaphors: how beliefs about the causes of obesity affect support for public policy.
CONTEXT Relatively little is known about the factors shaping public attitudes toward obesity as a policy concern. This study examines whether individuals' beliefs about the causes of obesity affectExpand
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Using propensity scores in difference-in-differences models to estimate the effects of a policy change
Abstract Difference-in-difference (DD) methods are a common strategy for evaluating the effects of policies or programs that are instituted at a particular point in time, such as the implementationExpand
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Moving beyond parity--mental health and addiction care under the ACA.
Enactment of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act in 2008 improved insurance coverage for mental health and addiction treatment. Now, the Affordable Care Act could affect the financingExpand
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Stigma, discrimination, treatment effectiveness, and policy: public views about drug addiction and mental illness.
OBJECTIVE Public attitudes about drug addiction and mental illness were compared. METHODS A Web-based national survey (N=709) was conducted to compare attitudes about stigma, discrimination,Expand
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Bereavement services for family caregivers: how often used, why, and why not.
BACKGROUND Bereavement services are central to high-quality end-of-life care, however, little is known about how frequently and why such bereavement services are used and not used. We examined familyExpand
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Effects of news media messages about mass shootings on attitudes toward persons with serious mental illness and public support for gun control policies.
OBJECTIVE In recent years, mass shootings by persons with serious mental illness have received extensive news media coverage. The authors test the effects of news stories about mass shootings onExpand
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Psychological Distress and Loneliness Reported by US Adults in 2018 and April 2020.
This study used national survey data to compare the prevalence symptoms of psychological distress and loneliness among US adults during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in April 2020Expand
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News media framing of serious mental illness and gun violence in the United States, 1997-2012.
Recent mass shootings by persons seemingly afflicted with serious mental illness (SMI) have received extensive news media coverage and prompted national dialogue about the causes of, and policyExpand
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The effects of federal parity on substance use disorder treatment.
BACKGROUND In 2008, the US Congress enacted the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) requiring insurers to equalize private insurance coverage forExpand
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