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Self-Medication & Substance Abuse In Mental Health: A Caregiver’s Perspective

In this interview, Kathy Day answers questions pertaining to self-medication and substance abuse in individuals with mental health conditions.

Kathy Day, BA, MPA, is a caregiver for a close family member with schizophrenia and is the Founder and Board Member of Pro Caregiver Consultants, a non-profit organization providing hope and training to caregivers of adults with brain disorders.

Elizabeth DiNapoli, PhD, is a Medical Science Liaison for Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. Dr. DiNapoli earned her PhD from the University of Alabama.

Kathy Day is a paid consultant of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.
Elizabeth DiNapoli is a paid employee of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

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