Tag Archives: psychiatry
Our Youth Deserve Better: We Fail Our Youth When They are Most at Risk for Drug and Mental Health Problems.
I co-authored this piece with Sarah Samuelson for Psychology Today. In the piece we write that transition-age youth (age 18-25) are at high risk for mental health, physical health, and substance use problems, yet they are falling through the cracks due to … Continue reading
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
See this post: It explores the relationship between psych and substance abuse issues, with special emphasis on ADHD.
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.
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
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
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
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
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 . . .