Tag Archives: psychiatry

Time Consuming Insurance Hurdles for Children and Adolescents in ERs who Need Psychiatric Hospitalization

A study that colleagues and I authored is being published online today in American Journal of Emergency Medicine.  Here is the press release for the paper: A study published online on March 3 in American Journal of Emergency Medicine found … Continue reading

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APA Highlights our Recent Research Study on Insurance Prior Authorization for Inpatient Psychiatric Admission

Our study about the countless hours psychiatric workers waste on the phone with insurers while obtaining prior authorizations was covered by the LA Times, Chicago Tribune, the Wall Street Journal, MedPage today, Reuters, and lots of other news outlets.   … Continue reading

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Psychology Today post about interplay between mental health concerns and substance abuse

See this post: It explores the relationship between psych and substance abuse issues, with special emphasis on ADHD.

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Portraits of Addiction

On his blog portraits of addiction, Andrew Seaward just posted something Lena Butler of Test Country wrote about (some of) my addictions work.   It can be found here: http://portraitsofaddiction.com/2013/02/02/almost-addicted/  I hereby offer a hearty thanks to both of them.  

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I’m not Using “Hard” Drugs, So What’s the Big Deal?

Some think that because marijuana isn’t a “hard” drug it doesn’t cause problems.  The reality is that although drugs like methamphetamine and the opiates can be devastating and even a single use might be too much, regular use of marijuana … Continue reading

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Marijuana is All Natural, so What’s the Problem?

See the post on my blog Almost Addicted on Psychology Today: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/almost-addicted/201301/marijuana-is-all-natural-so-what-s-the-problem      

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It is time for stricter gun control!

Any organization that opposes having background checks for those who purchase weapons ought to be shut down.  Any organization that supports the sale of weapons that include the words “automatic” or “semi-automatic” in their name needs to be banned.  And … Continue reading

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What Exactly Went into My Psychiatric Diagnosis?–Psychology Today blog post

The folks who are rewriting the diagnostic manual in psychiatry have often built their careers on the diagnosis in question and/or have received money from Big Pharma, so that the diagnoses they craft are potentially fraught with conflicts of interest … Continue reading

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Psychology Today Blog “Almost Addicted”

Hey all!  I have just begun to write a blog for Psychology Today and here is my inaugural post. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/almost-addicted/201211/almost-addicted More to follow . . .

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New book! Almost Addicted published by Hazelden Press!

New book entitled Almost Addicted. Do you think your pot smoking is hindering your relationships? Does it feel as if you’re just a tad too dependent on the pills your doctor prescribed for pain? Almost Addicted will help you assess … Continue reading

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