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  • Childhood Emotional Abuse Tied to Adult Opioid Addiction Why do some people who are abused as children develop substance abuse problems in adulthood whereas others do not? A study suggests that emotional abuse, impulsivity, and PTSD may be missing links.
  • Sleep Apnea in Children May Affect Brain Development Gray matter volume is significantly reduced in children with obstructive sleep apnea, suggesting the disorder may induce neuronal loss or delay neuronal growth.
  • Antidepressant Efficacy in Teens Clouded by Industry Trials? A large number of poor-quality, industry-funded studies overwhelm the few high-quality positive studies that demonstrate the efficacy of antidepressants for teen depression, an expert says.
  • Illicit Fentanyl the 'Third Wave' of US Opioid Crisis A rise in trafficking and use of illicit fentanyl may constitute a 'third wave' of the opioid epidemic in the United States, according to members of Congress and federal officials at a House hearing.
 

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