Mason, OH – Concerned that you or a loved one might be struggling with an Eating Disorder? Looking for the signs and want to understand the risks and what to do about them?

On Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at the Mason Community Center from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, members of The Harold C. Schott Foundation Eating Disorders Program at Lindner Center of HOPE will facilitate a panel discussion about eating disorders. The presentation is open to the public and is offered at no charge. During this presentation, attendees will learn about eating disorders, be able to recognize symptoms and know what resources in the community are available to help. There will also be plenty of opportunity for questions.

This presentation is the eighth in a series being offered as part of Lindner Center of HOPE’s five-year anniversary educational outreach. Lindner Center of HOPE has partnered with the City of Mason to offer a free special educational speakers series to members of the public. The series, “Evening with the Experts: Expert discussion of mental health, addictions and mental wellness with Lindner Center of HOPE clinicians” takes place the second Wednesday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Mason Community Center. The series began August 14, 2013 and continues through August 13, 2014. Details about the schedule can be found at lindnercenterofhope.org/experts.

Lindner Center of HOPE’s mission includes education about mental health issues, while the City of Mason’s mission includes facilitating wellness.

Lindner Center of HOPE provides excellent, patient-centered, scientifically-advanced care for individuals suffering with mental illness. A state-of-the-science, mental health center and charter member of the National Network of Depression Centers, the Center provides psychiatric hospitalization and partial hospitalization for individuals age 12-years-old and older, outpatient services for all ages, diagnostic and short-term residential services for adults, intensive outpatient program for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders for adults and research. The Center is enhanced by its partnership with UC Health as its clinicians are ranked among the best providers locally, nationally and internationally. Together Lindner Center of HOPE and UC Health offer a true system of mental health care in the Greater Cincinnati area and across the country. The Center is also affiliated with the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine.

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CONTACT:
Jennifer Pierson
Lindner Center of HOPE
(513) 536 -0316
jennifer.pierson@lindnercenter.org

The goal is to help people Get in the KNOW.

February 23 through March 1, 2014 is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.

Eating disorders are serious illnesses, not lifestyle choices.
Eating disorders are complex illnesses that arise from a combination of biological, psychological, interpersonal, and social factors. 1.7% of US adolescents or 1 out of 60 teenagers have a diagnosable eating disorder. In the US, 20 million women and 10 million men suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some time in their life.

Education, early intervention, and access to care are critical
Early diagnosis and intervention significantly enhance recovery.

Help is available, and recovery is possible.
While eating disorders are serious, potentially life-threatening illnesses, help is available and recovery is possible. For more information click here.

NED Awareness Poster

Lindner Center of HOPE’s Family Eating Disorders Therapist and Intake Coordinator for the Harold C. Schott Foundation Eating Disorders Program, Scott Bullock, MSW, LISW-S, was recently interviewed about the Cotton Ball Diet.

Bullock discusses the dangers and the potential link to eating disorders. Learn more by clicking the links below:

http://www.fox19.com/category/240225/video-landing-page?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=9806078

http://www.fox19.com/category/240225/video-landing-page?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=9805088

Danielle J. Johnson, MD

Danielle J. Johnson, MD, Lindner Center of HOPE, Director, Women’s Mental Health Program and Staff Psychiatrist, has been approved for Fellow status in the American Psychiatric Association (APA).

January 3, 2014, Mason, OH, – Danielle J. Johnson, MD, Lindner Center of HOPE, Director, Women’s Mental Health Program and Staff Psychiatrist, has been approved for Fellow status in the American Psychiatric Association (APA). The honor of Fellow reflects here dedication to the work of the APA and the psychiatric profession.

Dr. Johnson will participate in the 57th Convocation of Distinguished Fellows ceremony held during the APA’s meeting in New York in May 2014.

Lindner Center of HOPE provides excellent, patient-centered, scientifically-advanced care for individuals suffering with mental illness. A state-of-the-science, mental health center and charter member of the National Network of Depression Centers, the Center provides psychiatric hospitalization and partial hospitalization for individuals age 12-years-old and older, outpatient services for all ages, diagnostic and short-term residential services for adults, intensive outpatient program for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders for adults and research. The Center is enhanced by its partnership with UC Health as its clinicians are ranked among the best providers locally, nationally and internationally. Together Lindner Center of HOPE and UC Health offer a true system of mental health care in the Greater Cincinnati area and across the country. The Center is also affiliated with the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine.

CONTACT:
Jennifer Pierson
Lindner Center of HOPE
(513) 536 -0316
jennifer.pierson@lindnercenter.org

On Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at the Mason Community Center from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, Melissa McCarthy, MS, CRC, Lindner Center of HOPE Life Skills Development Coach, will present “Work Life Balance: Organize and Plan Your Life.”

Lindner Center of HOPE Life Skills Development Coach to Discuss Work Life Balance as Sixth Topic in a Series of Evening with the Expert Talks

Mason, OH – On Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at the Mason Community Center from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, Melissa McCarthy, MS, CRC, Lindner Center of HOPE Life Skills Development Coach, will present “Work Life Balance: Organize and Plan Your Life.” The presentation is open to the public and is no charge. During this presentation, attendees will learn the importance of structure and how to create a schedule with balance. They will also learn to identify their “get up and go purpose” and what tools are available to help them organize. Time for questions will be allowed at the end of the discussion.

This presentation is the sixth in a series being offered as part of Lindner Center of HOPE’s five-year anniversary educational outreach. Lindner Center of HOPE has partnered with the City of Mason to offer a free special educational speakers series to members of the public. The series, “Evening with the Experts: Expert discussion of mental health, addictions and mental wellness with Lindner Center of HOPE clinicians” takes place the second Wednesday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Mason Community Center. The series began August 14, 2013 and continues through August 13, 2014. Details about the schedule can be found at lindnercenterofhope.org/experts.

Lindner Center of HOPE’s mission includes education about mental health issues, while the City of Mason’s mission includes facilitating wellness.

Lindner Center of HOPE provides excellent, patient-centered, scientifically-advanced care for individuals suffering with mental illness. A state-of-the-science, mental health center and charter member of the National Network of Depression Centers, the Center provides psychiatric hospitalization and partial hospitalization for individuals age 12-years-old and older, outpatient services for all ages, diagnostic and short-term residential services for adults, intensive outpatient program for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders for adults and research. The Center is enhanced by its partnership with UC Health as its clinicians are ranked among the best providers locally, nationally and internationally. Together Lindner Center of HOPE and UC Health offer a true system of mental health care in the Greater Cincinnati area and across the country. The Center is also affiliated with the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT:
Jennifer Pierson
Lindner Center of HOPE
(513) 536 -0316

Mason, OH – On Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at the Mason Community Center from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, Sherry Knapp-Brown, PhD, Lindner Center of HOPE Psychologist, will present “Helping a loved one who is abusing drugs/alcohol.” The presentation is open to the public and is no charge. During this presentation, attendees will learn about the impact of alcohol/drug misuse and how to approach a loved one about seeking treatment, while helping family members enhance their wellbeing. Time for questions will be allowed at the end of the discussion.

This presentation is the fifth in a series being offered as part of Lindner Center of HOPE’s five-year anniversary educational outreach. Lindner Center of HOPE has partnered with the City of Mason to offer a free special educational speakers series to members of the public. The series, “Evening with the Experts: Expert discussion of mental health, addictions and mental wellness with Lindner Center of HOPE clinicians” takes place the second Wednesday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Mason Community Center. The series began August 14, 2013 and continues through August 13, 2014. Details about the schedule can be found at lindnercenterofhope.org/experts.

Lindner Center of HOPE’s mission includes education about mental health issues, while the City of Mason’s mission includes facilitating wellness.

Lindner Center of HOPE provides excellent, patient-centered, scientifically-advanced care for individuals suffering with mental illness. A state-of-the-science, mental health center and charter member of the National Network of Depression Centers, the Center provides psychiatric hospitalization and partial hospitalization for individuals age 12-years-old and older, outpatient services for all ages, diagnostic and short-term residential services for adults, intensive outpatient program for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders for adults and research. The Center is enhanced by its partnership with UC Health as its clinicians are ranked among the best providers locally, nationally and internationally. Together Lindner Center of HOPE and UC Health offer a true system of mental health care in the Greater Cincinnati area and across the country. The Center is also affiliated with the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine.

CONTACT:
Jennifer Pierson
Lindner Center of HOPE
jennifer.pierson@lindnercenter.org

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Positive Top-line Results Shown for Vyvanse® (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) Capsules (CII) in Adults with Binge Eating Disorder

Shire Plans to Submit a Supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) by Q3 2014

05 November 2013 – Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG) announces positive top-line results from two identically designed randomized placebo-controlled Phase 3 studies evaluating the efficacy and safety of Vyvanse® (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) Capsules (CII) versus placebo in adults with binge eating disorder (BED). In both studies Vyvanse was found to be statistically superior to placebo on the primary efficacy analysis (p-value <0.001) of the change from baseline at weeks 11 to 12 in terms of number of binge days per week. The safety for Vyvanse in these two studies appears to be generally consistent with the known profile established in studies in adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The Company is reporting the data sooner than originally anticipated because of faster than expected completion of both studies.

“We are extremely pleased with these results, and will be working expeditiously to submit an application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a new indication of BED for Vyvanse, already well established for its efficacy and safety in ADHD,” said Flemming Ornskov, M.D., Chief Executive Officer, Shire. “BED is a condition for which there is no currently approved pharmacologic treatment and yet there is significant unmet patient need, as was demonstrated with the faster than expected enrollment of participants in our clinical trial program. Our development of Vyvanse for BED also aligns well with Shire’s growth strategy of developing innovative treatments to address significant unmet patient needs.”

In addition to the positive top-line primary results, both studies showed statistically significant (p-value <0.001) and consistent treatment effects for Vyvanse across the key secondary efficacy endpoints that have been analyzed thus far in the top-line data. These include the Clinical Global Impressions – Global Improvement (CGI-I), 4-week binge cessation, percent change from baseline in body weight, and change from baseline in the Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale Modified for Binge Eating (Y-BOCS-BE). Additional analyses continue for other secondary endpoints. Shire anticipates presenting the efficacy and safety data from both studies at a major scientific meeting in 2014. The company plans to file for FDA regulatory approval of Vyvanse for the treatment of BED in adults (ages 18 to 55) by Q3 2014.

Vyvanse is a prescription medicine currently only approved for the treatment of ADHD in the United States, Canada, Australia, several European countries (trade name: Elvanse®/Tyvense®) and Brazil (trade name: Venvanse™). Vyvanse should only be used in accordance with locally approved prescribing information.

CNS stimulants (amphetamines and methylphenidate-containing products) have a high potential for abuse and dependence. Assess the risk of abuse prior to prescribing and monitor for signs of abuse and dependence while on therapy.

BED has a lifetime prevalence of 2.8 percent in adults in the United States, and is characterized by recurring episodes of binge eating, feeling out of control while binging, and feeling guilt and shame afterward. It is formally recognized as a distinct psychiatric disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5™).

“Binge eating disorder is an important public health problem that is under-recognized, and causes great distress for patients,” said Susan L. McElroy, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine; and principal investigator of both studies. “Increased awareness of binge eating disorder among the medical community is greatly needed, as are novel treatment strategies for individuals suffering from this often secretive disorder.”

ABOUT THE BED STUDIES

Each of the two identically designed pivotal Phase 3, multi-center, randomized, double-blind, parallel-group, placebo-controlled, dose-optimized studies was designed to assess the safety, efficacy, and tolerability of Vyvanse in patients aged 18 to 55 who met DSM-IV-TR® criteria for a diagnosis of BED. Study SPD489-343 randomized 383 patients and study SPD489-344 randomized 390 patients. Patients were randomized in a 1:1 ratio to Vyvanse or placebo. The primary efficacy endpoint for these studies was defined as the change from baseline to Weeks 11 – 12 (Visit 8) in the number of binge days per week determined by clinical interview based on participant diary data. Vyvanse was statistically superior to placebo on the primary efficacy analysis for both studies.

Safety and tolerability evaluations of Vyvanse included treatment-emergent adverse events (TEAEs), vital signs, weight, and electrocardiograms (ECGs).

The key secondary endpoints analyzed to date included CGI-I, 4-week binge cessation, percent change from baseline in body weight, and change from baseline in Y-BOCS-BE. The CGI-I was dichotomized as improved (including categories of ‘very much improved’ and ‘much improved’) or not improved (other categories excluding ‘not assessed’). The endpoint 4-week cessation of binge eating is defined as no binge episodes for 28 consecutive days prior to the last study visit. The Y-BOCS-BE is a modified version of Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale that measures the obsession of binge eating thoughts and compulsiveness of binge eating behaviors. Vyvanse was statistically superior to placebo on the key secondary efficacy endpoints analyzed to date for both studies.

Study SPD489-343

In study SPD489-343 there were 3 patients treated with Vyvanse who reported serious adverse events (SAEs); 2 patients treated with placebo reported SAEs. There were 12 patients on Vyvanse who reported treatment-emergent adverse events (TEAEs) that led to study discontinuation; 5 patients on placebo reported TEAEs that led to study discontinuation. The most commonly reported (>=5% of patients) TEAEs in patients taking Vyvanse included dry mouth, insomnia, headache, decreased appetite, nausea, irritability, heart rate increased, anxiety, feeling jittery, constipation, hyperhidrosis.

Study SPD489-344

In study SPD489-344 there was 1 patient treated with Vyvanse who reported a serious adverse event (SAE); 2 patients treated with placebo-reported SAEs. There were 7 patients on Vyvanse reported TEAEs that led to study discontinuation; 4 patients on placebo reported TEAEs that led to study discontinuation. The most commonly reported (>=5% of patients) TEAEs in patients taking Vyvanse included dry mouth, headache, insomnia, fatigue, nausea, diarrhoea, decreased appetite, constipation, feeling jittery, blood pressure increased, and irritability.

There were no deaths in either of the studies.

Further evaluation of the safety information related to vital signs, ECG, clinical laboratory and other safety assessments results is currently underway.

The safety profile for Vyvanse in these two studies, based on top-line data, appears to be generally consistent with the known profile established in studies in adults with ADHD.

The studies consisted of a minimum 2-week screening period, a 12-week treatment phase (4 weeks of dose-optimization and 8 weeks of maintenance), and a follow-up visit 1 week after the last on-treatment visit. During the screening period, eligible patients demonstrated BED of at least moderate severity, defined in the study protocol as at least three or more binge days per week, for each of the 2 weeks prior to baseline, per diary entries. Patients were randomized to Vyvanse or placebo treatment groups. During the dose optimization period, all Vyvanse-treated patients were initiated at the 30-mg dose, and then titrated in 20-mg increments to their optimal dose (either 50 or 70mg).

Patients were excluded if they had a concurrent diagnosis of bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, other psychiatric disorders, or certain medical co-morbidities (e.g., cardiovascular risk, moderate to severe hypertension, diabetes mellitus); a Montgomery-Åsberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) total score of 18 or more at baseline visit; a lifetime history of amphetamine, cocaine, or other stimulant abuse and/or dependence.

RESEARCH CRITERIA FOR BED DIAGNOSIS

Both clinical trials used the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR®) research criteria for BED. DSM-IV-TR® research criteria for BED, as set forth in Appendix B (Criteria Sets and Axes Provided for Further Study), characterizes the disorder by recurrent episodes of eating unusually large amounts of food in a short period of time (e.g., within a 2-hour period), a sense of lack of control over the act of eating during the episode, and marked distress. BED episodes also are associated with at least three of the following: eating more rapidly than normal; eating until feeling uncomfortably full; eating large amounts of food when not feeling physically hungry; often eating alone because of embarrassment by how much food is being eaten; feeling disgusted with oneself, depressed or guilty after overeating. Binge eating occurs, on average, at least two days a week for six months. The episodes of binge eating do not occur exclusively during the course of bulimia nervosa or anorexia nervosa.
The recently published DSM-5™ (May 2013) includes BED as a formal Eating Disorder diagnosis. DSM-5™requires that binge eating occurs on average at least once a week for three months.

SHIRE PIPELINE UPDATE

In light of the early availability of top-line data for the BED phase 3 program, Shire has reviewed timelines for two other major phase 3 programs: lifitegrast in Dry Eye Disease and Vyvanse as an adjunctive treatment in Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). The Company now anticipates that top-line data from OPUS 2 for lifitegrast could become available before the end of 2013. The Sonata safety study for lifitegrast is scheduled for completion by mid-2014. The MDD program for Vyvanse is also on track for completion in the first half of 2014.

ABOUT Vyvanse® (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate)

INDICATION

Vyvanse is indicated for the treatment of ADHD in patients ages 6 and above. Efficacy was established in short-term controlled studies in children aged 6 to 17 and in adults. Vyvanse is also approved as a maintenance treatment for patients ages 6 and above with ADHD based on one maintenance study in patients aged 6 to 17 and one maintenance study in adults.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

WARNING: ABUSE AND DEPENDENCE

CNS stimulants (amphetamines and methylphenidate-containing products) have a high potential for abuse and dependence.

Assess the risk of abuse prior to prescribing and monitor for signs of abuse and dependence while on therapy.

  • Contraindications:
    • Known hypersensitivity to amphetamines or other ingredients in Vyvanse. Anaphylactic reactions, Stevens – Johnson syndrome, angioedema, and urticaria have been observed in postmarketing reports.
    • Concurrent administration of monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI) or administration of Vyvanse within 14 days of the last MAOI dose. Hypertensive crisis can occur.
  • Educate patients about abuse and periodically re-evaluate the need for Vyvanse.
  • Sudden death, stroke and myocardial infarction have been reported in adults with CNS stimulant treatment at recommended doses. Sudden death has been reported in children and adolescents with structural cardiac abnormalities and other serious heart problems taking CNS stimulants at recommended doses for ADHD. Prior to treatment assess for the presence of cardiac disease. Avoid use in patients with known structural cardiac abnormalities, cardiomyopathy, serious heart arrhythmia, coronary artery disease, and other serious heart problems. Further evaluate patients who develop exertional chest pain, unexplained syncope, or arrhythmias during Vyvanse treatment.
  • CNS stimulants cause an increase in blood pressure (mean increase about 2-4 mm Hg) and heart rate (mean increase about 3-6 bpm). Monitor all patients for tachycardia and hypertension.
  • Use of stimulants may cause psychotic or manic symptoms in patients with no prior history, or exacerbation of symptoms in patients with preexisting psychosis. Clinical evaluation for bipolar disorder is recommended prior to stimulant use.
  • CNS stimulants have been associated with weight loss and slowing of growth rate in pediatric patients. Monitor weight and height in children during treatment with Vyvanse. Treatment may need to be interrupted in children not growing as expected.
  • Stimulants used to treat ADHD, including Vyvanse, are associated with peripheral vasculopathy, including Raynaud’s phenomenon. Careful observation for digital changes (e.g., numbness, pain, skin color change, or sensitivity to temperature, and rarely ulcerations and/or soft tissue breakdown) is necessary during treatment and may require further evaluation (e.g., referral).
  • The most common adverse reactions (≥5% and at least twice the rate of placebo) reported in clinical trials were:
  • Children aged 6 to 12: decreased appetite, insomnia, upper abdominal pain, irritability, vomiting, decreased weight, nausea, dry mouth and dizziness;
    • Adolescents aged 13 to 17: decreased appetite, insomnia, and decreased weight;
    • Adults: decreased appetite, insomnia, dry mouth, diarrhea, nausea, anxiety and anorexia.

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NOTES TO EDITORS

Shire enables people with life-altering conditions to lead better lives.

Our strategy is to focus on developing and marketing innovative specialty medicines to meet significant unmet patient needs.

We provide treatments in Neuroscience, Rare Diseases, Gastrointestinal, Internal Medicine and Regenerative Medicine, and we are developing treatments for symptomatic conditions treated by specialist physicians in other targeted therapeutic areas.

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Lindner Center of HOPE today was named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.

Mason, OH, October 31, 2013 – Lindner Center of HOPE today was named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Lindner Center of HOPE was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions. The clinical processes focus on care for heart attack, pneumonia, surgery, children’s asthma, stroke and venous thromboembolism , as well as inpatient psychiatric services. New this year is a category for immunization for pneumonia and influenza.

Lindner Center of HOPE is one of 1,099 hospitals in the U.S. earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. Lindner Center of HOPE was recognized for its achievement on the following measure sets: Hospital- Based Inpatient Psychiatric Services. The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2012 calendar year. The list of Top Performer organizations increased by 77 percent from last year and it represents 33 percent of all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals reporting accountability measure performance data for 2012.

Lindner Center of HOPE and each of the hospitals that were named as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures must: 1) achieve cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures; 2) achieve performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there are at least 30 denominator cases; and 3) have at least one core measure set that has a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and within that measure set all applicable individual accountability measure have a performance rate of 95 percent or above. A 95 percent score means a hospital provided an evidence-based practice 95 times out of 100 opportunities. Each accountability measure represents an evidence-based practice.

“Lindner Center of HOPE and all the Top Performer hospitals have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to quality improvement and they should be proud of their achievement,” says Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and chief executive officer, The Joint Commission. “We have much to celebrate this year. Nearly half of our accredited hospitals have attained or nearly attained the Top Performer distinctions. This truly shows that we are approaching a tipping point in the hospital quality performance that will directly contribute to better health outcomes for patients.”

“We understand that what matters most to patients at Lindner Center of HOPE is safe, effective mental health care. That’s why Lindner Center of HOPE has made a commitment to accreditation and to positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes. Lindner Center of HOPE is proud to receive this distinction of being a Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, says Dr. Paul Keck, President and CEO.

In addition to being included in The Joint Commission’s “Improving America’s Hospitals” annual report, Lindner Center of HOPE will be recognized on The Joint Commission’s Quality check website, www.qualitycheck.org. The Top Performer program will be featured in the December issues of The Joint Commission Perspectives and The Source.


Lindner Center of HOPE provides excellent, patient-centered, scientifically-advanced care for individuals suffering with mental illness. A state-of-the-science, mental health center and charter member of the National Network of Depression Centers, the Center provides psychiatric hospitalization and partial hospitalization for individuals age 12-years-old and older, outpatient services for all ages, diagnostic and short-term residential services for adults, intensive outpatient program for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders for adults and research. The Center is enhanced by its partnership with UC Health as its clinicians are ranked among the best providers locally, nationally and internationally. Together Lindner Center of HOPE and UC Health offer a true system of mental health care in the Greater Cincinnati area and across the country. The Center is also affiliated with the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine.

CONTACT:
Jennifer Pierson
Lindner Center of HOPE
(513) 536 -0316
jennifer.pierson@lindnercenter.org

Technology capable of reaching deeper brain areas may provide relief of symptoms for patients resistant to medication

October 22, 2013, Cincinnati, Ohio, – For more than four million Americans in the United States, the symptoms of depression are not relieved by the use of antidepressant medications. This class of depression falls into one of two categories, treatment resistant depression (TRD)or treatment intolerant depression (TID). The TRD group often tries and fails several different types of medications – either alone or in combination – while the TID group has medication side effects so debilitating that they cannot tolerate the treatment.

For these patients, an entirely new type of treatment is being studied at the Lindner Center of HOPE, led by John Hawkins, M.D., chief of psychiatry at the center. The technology, called multicoil repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) or simply TMS, is a non-medication, non-systemic and non-invasive approach to treating depression.

“TMS offers patients that either do not respond to, or cannot tolerate medication, a new treatment option,” said Dr. Hawkins. “Our clinic is currently studying a new approach to this technology and we are hopeful that it will provide relief for these patients that have been suffering from depression in some cases for several years.”

Depression is thought to occur because of less than optimalchemical activity in the brain. TheTMS treatment currently under study by Dr. Hawkins and his team uses multiple magnetic fields, generated by coils placed on a patient’s scalp, to stimulate specific brain regions both on the surface and in deeper regions of the brain. This research is important in understanding whether TMS treatment restores normal brain chemical activity, thereby reducing the symptoms of depression. To date, more than 100 patients have been studied using this approach without the occurrence of serious side effects related to the device.

Depression is a mental disorder characterized by loss of interest or pleasure in activities that were previously enjoyable, a decrease in energy, feelings of low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite and difficultyin concentrating.1 Depression often comes with symptoms of anxiety and these problems can become chronic, substantially impairing the ability of an individual to take care of everyday responsibilities. On a global scale, depression affects more than 350 million people and is the leading cause of disability worldwide.2

To find out more information about the TMS study at Lindner Center of HOPE contact 513-536-0712 or visit http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01909232.

1Marcus, M. et al. Depression: A Global Public Health Concern. World Health Organization 2012, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. http://www.who.int/mental_health/management/depression/who_paper_depression_wfmh_2012.pdf.Accessed 04.6.2013.
2Marcus, M. et al.

Ranking Places Four Doctors at the Top Locally

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October, 24, 2013, Mason, OH – The Frances and Craig Lindner Center of HOPE is pleased to announce the following doctors were ranked among the best doctors in the nation and among the top specialists in the Tri-State as indicated by The Best Doctors in America 2012-2013 database:

Paul E. Keck, Jr., MDPaul E. Keck, Jr., MD, CEO., President-CEO, Lindner Center of HOPE, is a nationally renowned psychiatrist and researcher in Bipolar Disorder and psychopharmacology. He authored over 700 scientific papers in leading journals and was the 7th most cited scientist in the world published in the fields of psychiatry and psychology over the last decade.

 

Michael A. Keys, MDMichael A. Keys, MD., Dr. Keys is a regionally known and respected expert in Geriatric Psychiatry with more than 25 years of experience. He currently serves as Director of Senior Adult Psychiatry at the Lindner Center of HOPE. He is also a member of several national and international psychiatric associations and editorial boards.

 

Susan L. McElroy, MDSusan L. McElroy, MD., A nationally recognized researcher and educator, Dr. McElroy is internationally known for her research in bipolar disorder, eating disorders, obesity, impulse control disorders and pharmacology. As Chief Research Officer for the Lindner Center of HOPE, she currently oversees multiple ongoing studies in bipolar disorder, major depression, binge eating disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder.

 

Anne Marie O'Melia, MS, MDAnne Marie O’Melia, MS, MD., Dr. O’Melia specializes in the assessment and treatment of eating disorders and serves as Medical Director of The Harold C. Schott Foundation Eating Disorders Program at Lindner Center of HOPE. Board certified in pediatrics and psychiatry, she has additional subspecialty board certifications in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine.

 

 

This is the fourth consecutive year these doctors were included in this database. All four physicians hold faculty appointments with the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and are part of UC Physicians.

Lindner Center of HOPE provides excellent, patient-centered, scientifically-advanced care for individuals suffering with mental illness. A state-of-the-science, mental health center and charter member of the National Network of Depression Centers, the Center provides psychiatric hospitalization and partial hospitalization for individuals age 12-years-old and older, outpatient services for all ages, diagnostic and short-term residential services for adults, intensive outpatient program for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders for adults and research. The Center is enhanced by its partnership with UC Health as its clinicians are ranked among the best providers locally, nationally and internationally. Together Lindner Center of HOPE and UC Health offer a true system of mental health care in the Greater Cincinnati area and across the country. The Center is also affiliated with the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine.

CONTACT:
Jennifer Pierson
Lindner Center of HOPE
(513) 536 -0316
jennifer.pierson@lindnercenter.org