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Ask The Peer Support Specialist: Self-Medication & Substance Abuse

In this interview, Dwayne Mayes sits down with PsychU to explain why individuals may engage in self-medication and substance abuse, …

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Substance Abuse, Mental Illness The Largest Predictors Of Frequent ED Use

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) OF 2010 was the largest expansion of health services in the United States in more …

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Q&A: When An Eating Disorder Resolves, What Happens With Its Behavioral Comorbidities?

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Challenges & Opportunities For Comorbid Substance Use Disorder & Major Depressive Disorder

There are approximately 8.5 million adults living in the United States with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorder (SUD).1 …

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Absence of Major Depression & Substance Use Disorder More Likely After Recovery From Eating Disorder

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The Art Of Clinical Assessment In Patients With Bipolar Disorder

Definitions and classifications for mental disorders and symptomology from publications like the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) …

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Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs): A New Approach To Providing Mental Health & Addiction Treatment

Certified Community Behavioral Health Centers (CCBHCs) were established as a demonstration program under the federal Protecting Access to Medicare Act …

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Implementing Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment Programs: A Case Study

When substance use disorder and mental illness occur together, affected individuals may be more susceptible to poor physical health, relapse, …

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Considerations In Managing Major Depressive Disorder In Patients With Comorbid Cardiovascular Disease

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is often seen in patients with comorbid medical conditions. Selection of pharmacologic and nonpharmacological treatment options …

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Improving Healthcare For Mental Health Patients: Is Collaborative Care The Answer?

Persons with severe mental disorders die 10-20 years earlier than the general population, with the majority of deaths being due …

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Is It MDD Or Bipolar Disorder? (Distinguishing Bipolar Series Part 1)

Two noted experts present this webinar on appropriately diagnosing Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and Bipolar Disorder, two disorders that can …

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Co-Occurrence Of Substance Use Disorders With Mood Disorders & Psychosis

During this webinar Rebecca Roma, MD, Medical Director of the Community Treatment Team at Mercy Behavioral Health; and Robin Nelson, …

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Managing Metabolic Wellness In The Mentally Ill: Perspectives From Both A Primary Care Physician (PCP) & A Psychiatrist

Metabolic wellness is an extremely important consideration in treating patients with schizophrenia, who have an increased incidence of cardiometabolic risk …

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