Integrative mental health (IMH) combines conventional biological psychiatry and psychological interventions with traditional and complementary alternative medicine (CAM) to provide holistic patient-centered care. Using non-hierarchical interdisciplinary teamwork, the patient and practitioner are able to explore psychological paradigms involving biological, cultural and spiritual dimensions of health and illness. Kindness, avoidance of harm and informed consent are […]
Lindner Center of HOPE with the support of Manor House in Mason, Ohio is offering a Free Community Education Series in 2017 on topics related to addiction. The series will offer expert discussion of Substance Use Disorders, Behavioral Addictions, Treatment and Strategies for Coping for community members seeking information.
By: Chris Tuell Ed.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS Clinical Director of Addiction Services Lindner Center of HOPE Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Fifty years ago, I was six years old. My family, like many families of the day, subscribed to Life magazine. On the cover of the magazine […]
Heroin does not discriminate — it spans all socioeconomic classes and infiltrates all communities. Heroin users of today are people you see every day – your neighbor, your in-law, your co-worker in the cubicle next to you – all seemingly normal, functional individuals, secretly dealing with a debilitating addiction. From accident to addict Jeff’s* journey […]
On October 28, 2015, Dr. Elizabeth Wassenaar, Lindner Center of HOPE Psychiatrist and Williams House Medical Director, joined Lon Woodbury on the Woodbury Report radio show. Their discussion focused on outlining the benefits of a residential assessment for mental health concerns in adolescents. Click here to listen.
(Part 1) Introduction and Accidental Overdose Jolomi Ikomi, MD, Chris J. Tuell, EdD, LPCC-S, LICDC, Lindner Center of HOPE, Staff Psychiatrist; University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry Opioids are indicated in treatment of acute and chronic non-cancer pain. Opioids are psychoactive substances and can cause an increased sense […]
Each year, millions of Americans find themselves caught in a cycle of addiction to alcohol, drugs, gambling, or other substances/ behavior. They must struggle daily with the effort to become and remain free of the drugs or behaviors to which they feel uncontrollably drawn. Affected individuals are diagnosed on the basis of the particular substance […]
Do you know someone who gambles excessively? If so, perhaps you’ve wondered if this individual just had a bad habit or if he or she was actually addicted to gambling. It’s a question that even the experts have debated. But the latest diagnostic publication of the American Psychiatric Association, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM)-V, […]
When the subject of disabilities surfaces in our thoughts or conversations, it is common to first consider those caused by some type of physical ailment or affliction. Conditions such as arthritis, heart disease and back problems are certainly primary causes of long-term disabilities in our nation. However, mental illness is the leading cause of disability […]
Whether an individual is addicted to alcohol, drugs or a combination of both, addiction recovery is often a long and arduous process. In fact, recovery is a lifelong endeavor where the addict may experience many ups and downs and ride a figurative “roller coaster” of emotions and cravings until they have achieved abstinence and settled […]