Intergenerational and transgenerational trauma are challenges that require practitioners to dig deeper in their assessments beyond just the presenting patient and his/her nuclear family, says Alex Ribbentrop, MSW, LCSW, CFTP, owner and psychotherapist at Live Free Psychotherapy.
In an opening keynote at NCAD East on Thursday, journalist Elizabeth Vargas explained how a lifelong battle with anxiety fueled her addiction to alcohol as an adult—and how she has found a new lease on life in recovery.
Clinicians and program directors should follow the lead of researchers and measure clinical progress to augment clinical judgment about how treatment is proceeding. But the question quickly becomes: What do we measure?
The National Association for Rural Mental Health's annual conference, held recently in Santa Fe, New Mexico, identified behavioral health challenges in rural areas and offered solutions to address them.
E-cigarettes can be considered “safer” than traditional cigarettes, but a lack of research around their long-term use should prevent them from being considered “safe” in general, CDC Office on Smoking and Health deputy director of research Brian King, PhD, MPH said.
As Spectrum Health Systems celebrates its 50th anniversary this summer, CEO Kurt Isaacson is looking ahead to how the not-for-profit provider can continue to expand access to treatment for more patients into the mid-2020s.
It is time to openly discuss the historical failure of a biological model as the primary causation for behavioral health disorders, and engage in a robust evaluation and debate regarding the clinical efficacy of antidepressants in the treatment of depression.